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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Bruges by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Brussels (BRU) MAD - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$67 - $220

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Fly to Charleroi, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Charleroi (CRL) MAD - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$58 - $249

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAD - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

$119 - $305

Fly to Paris CDG, train, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAD - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges

$85 - $290

Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  14h 19m

  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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  4. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge Ic

$376 - $475

Train  •  14h 37m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Narbonne Ave
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge Ic

$325 - $398

Bus  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bruges 757

$88 - $147

Bus, train  •  26h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lille
  3. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

$74 - $108

Drive  •  14h 53m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bruges 974.9 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bruges is to bus and train which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 26h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bruges is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Bruges via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris-Nord and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 19m.

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The distance between Madrid and Bruges is 1313 km. The road distance is 1559.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 14h 19m and costs 320€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Madrid to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Bruges 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 Bruges is to train which takes 14h 19m and costs 320€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 21h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 820.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 24m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Bruges via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris-Nord, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 14h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Bruges via Paris, Paris in around 21h 30m.

Airlines
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Paris-Nord to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Narbonne to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $240
1st Class
$280 - $420
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
renfe.com
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
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
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 Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
Bus from Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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

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Madrid to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bruges / Brugge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Bruges is 1560 km. It takes approximately 14h 53m to drive from Madrid to Bruges.

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

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Book your Madrid to Bruges bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1544+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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

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