There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Brussels by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Brussels  •  5 h 3 min

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

$57 - $205

Cheapest option

Fly to Charleroi, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Charleroi (CRL) MAD - CRL
  2. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Bruxelles-Midi

$48 - $234

6 alternative options

Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 5 min

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

$127 - $308

Train  •  11 h 58 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 Bruxelles Midi Tha

$383 - $473

Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ave
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Bruxelles Midi Tgv

$333 - $399

Bus Ouibus  •  20 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani Algeciras > Marbella > Malaga > Motril > Grenade > Jaen > Bailen > Madrid - Gare Sud > Madrid - Avenida America > Burgos > Bilbao > Hernani / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hernani to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Hernani > Saint-Sébastien > Bayonne > Bordeaux Centre > Angoulême > Poitiers > Tours > Orléans > Paris Centre - Bercy > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Bruxelles Schaerbeek - Gare Nord > Liège > Aix-la-Chapelle > Cologne > Dusseldorf > Duisburg > Dortmund

$59 - $86

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Valladolid
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Bruselas Nord Eurolines

$142 - $207

Drive  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Brussels 984.2 miles

$200 - $300

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

Brussels Airlines, Air Europa and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Brussels via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 11 h 58 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $240
1st Class
$280 - $420
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $410
Bus operators
Brussels City Shuttle
Phone
+352 50 55 62 1
Website
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Moncloa to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valladolid to Bruselas Nord Eurolines
Ave. Duration
44 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
alsa.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madrid to Brussels?

The distance between Madrid and Brussels is 1316 km. The road distance is 1575 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Brussels?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Brussels is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 20 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Brussels?

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Brussels is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 45€ - 170€.

Is there a direct train between Madrid and Brussels?

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Bruxelles Midi via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 58 min.

Is there a direct bus between Madrid and Brussels?

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Hernani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 46 min.

How long does it take to get from Madrid to Brussels?

It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Madrid to Brussels, including transfers.