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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAD - AMS

42€ - 252€

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Train  •  15h 11m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Amsterdam Centraal

298€ - 583€

Bus via Paris  •  23h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

73€ - 89€

Bus  •  24h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Amsterdam

141€ - 202€

Drive  •  16h 46m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Amsterdam 1764.7 km

220€ - 320€

Spain → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sint Maarten

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Spain

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Sint Maarten, Iceland, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba and Portugal
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Sint Maarten, Iceland and Portugal

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam is to fly, which costs 40€ - 260€ and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 40€ - 260€ and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Barcelona-Sants and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 11m.

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The distance between Madrid and Amsterdam is 1481 km. The road distance is 1764.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 15h 11m and costs 290€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Madrid to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Madrid to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Amsterdam train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 5h 17m and costs 40€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 290€ - 600€ and takes 15h 11m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 23h 20m.

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  • Distance: 1481.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

KLM, Air Europa and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona-Sants and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 15h 11m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
180€ - 390€
Website
Thalys
Standard
180€ - 260€
Comfort
200€ - 260€
Premium
290€ - 390€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Madrid to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Madrid to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Amsterdam is 1765 km. It takes approximately 16h 46m to drive from Madrid to Amsterdam.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2293+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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