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There are 6 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

5 alternative options

Fly to Charleroi  •  6 h 3 min

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

$47 - $233

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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi

$122 - $303

Train  •  12 h 59 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

$365 - $459

Bus  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

$55 - $80

Drive  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Brussels 984.2 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Brussels is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 20 h 55 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 55 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 Bruxelles Midi via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 59 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 12 h 59 min and costs 310€ - 400€.

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

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Madrid to Brussels bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Madrid - Avénida de America station.

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Madrid to Brussels 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 Brussels is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 310€ - 400€ and takes 12 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 20 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get 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 seven 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 12 h 59 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Flights from Madrid to Charleroi via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
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
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
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Ouibus

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

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Madrid to Brussels bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Madrid to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Bruxelles Midi station.

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

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Book your Madrid to Brussels bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 958+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 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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