There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Brussels by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Brussels  •  5 h 1 min

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

$42 - $204

6 alternative options

Fly to Charleroi  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Charleroi (CRL) MAD - CRL

$47 - $233

Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  12 h 31 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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi

$363 - $456

Train  •  13 h 30 min

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

$313 - $381

Bus ALSA  •  21 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Brussels-North

$95 - $182

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  24 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Brussels-North

$116 - $206

Drive  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Brussels 984.2 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Brussels is to fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Brussels is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Brussels is 1316 km. The road distance is 1574.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Madrid to Brussels, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Brussels-North via Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Brussel-Zuid/Midi via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 31 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Brussels is 1575 km. It takes approximately 14 h 58 min to drive from Madrid to Brussels.

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  • Distance: 822.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

Brussels Airlines, Iberia 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, Paris Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 12 h 31 min.

Airlines
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
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Narbonne to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $240
1st Class
$280 - $420
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Bus operators

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