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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Antwerp by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly to Brussels  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Brussels (BRU) MAD - BRU

48€ - 229€

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAD - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

91€ - 309€

Fly to Charleroi, shuttle  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Charleroi (CRL) MAD - CRL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Charleroi Airport to Antwerpen Crowne Plaza

52€ - 314€

Train via Paris  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central

232€ - 409€

Train  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Narbonne Ave
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

240€ - 340€

Bus  •  21h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Madrid - Barajas Airport > Lerma > Bilbao > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bordeaux City Centre > Tours > Orléans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Amberes

131€ - 182€

Bus, train  •  25h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to International Interconnection Hub
  2. Take the bus from International Interconnection Hub to Brussels, Brussels-North station
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

80€ - 106€

Drive  •  15h 4m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Antwerp 1607 km

170€ - 260€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Antwerp is to fly and shuttle which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 7h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Antwerp is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Amberes via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Anvers-Central via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 4m.

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The distance between Madrid and Antwerp is 1354 km. The road distance is 1607 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Antwerp without a car is to train via Paris which takes 14h 4m and costs 230€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Madrid to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Madrid to Antwerp bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Antwerp 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 Antwerp is to fly which takes 5h 36m and costs 45€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs 230€ - 410€ and takes 14h 4m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 190€ and takes 21h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 1353.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Antwerp, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Air Europa and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Antwerp hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Antwerp via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 14h 4m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
21€ - 470€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 170€
Website
Thalys
Standard
85€ - 120€
Comfort
95€ - 130€
Premium
120€ - 170€
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Narbonne to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
160€ - 190€
1st Class
190€ - 230€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Bus operators
My Super Shuttle
Email
info@mysupershuttle.be
Website
mysupershuttle.be
Shuttle from Charleroi Airport to Antwerpen Crowne Plaza
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€
Schedules at
mysupershuttle.be
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 Amberes
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to International Interconnection Hub
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from International Interconnection Hub to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Madrid to Antwerp bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Amberes station.

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Madrid to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Antwerp is 1607 km. It takes approximately 15h 4m to drive from Madrid to Antwerp.

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Brussels Airlines, Air Europa, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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