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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Berlin by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MAD - TXL

$69 - $257

Cheapest option

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) MAD - SXF

$49 - $302

6 alternative options

Train  •  20 h 10 min

  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 Köln Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$518 - $676

Bus, night bus  •  35 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Cologne Ouibus
  2. Take the night bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Berlin, Berlin Wannsee N38

$99 - $171

Bus  •  39 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz 060 / ...

$133 - $215

Bus, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Frankfurt Main Station
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$200 - $302

Drive, train  •  25 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Göttingen Ice / ...
  6. Drive from Göttingen to Berlin

$485 - $664

Drive  •  21 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Berlin 1449.1 miles

$300 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Berlin is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Berlin is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Madrid Avenida America and arriving at Berlin, Littenstr. via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief) via Barcelona Sants, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris-Nord and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Berlin is 1870 km. The road distance is 2318.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 20 h 10 min and costs 450€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Madrid to Berlin, including transfers.

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Madrid to Berlin bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, depart from Madrid Avenida America station.

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Madrid to Berlin train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Berlin is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 450€ - 600€ and takes 20 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 39 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 1168.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany?

Iberia, easyJet and nine other airlines fly from Madrid to Berlin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Berlin via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, Paris-Nord, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 20 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Schoenefeld via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Schoenefeld via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Schoenefeld via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Schoenefeld via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Schoenefeld via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Madrid - Avénida de America to Cologne
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Berlin, Berlin Wannsee
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
regiojet.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Frankfurt Main Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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Madrid to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz station.

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Madrid to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Berlin is 2319 km. It takes approximately 21 h 50 min to drive from Madrid to Berlin.

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easyJet, Swiss, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1366+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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