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

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 28m

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

55€ - 324€

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Fly to Rotterdam  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Rotterdam (RTM) MAD - RTM

83€ - 351€

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Eindhoven (EIN) MAD - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

61€ - 357€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Brussels (BRU) MAD - BRU
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal

96€ - 399€

Train via Barcelona  •  14h 35m

  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 Rotterdam Centraal

246€ - 438€

Train  •  18h 56m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal

249€ - 415€

Bus  •  23h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Madrid - Barajas Airport > Lerma > Bilbao > San Sebastián > Bordeaux City Centre > Tours > Orléans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Rotterdam

131€ - 192€

Bus via Paris  •  24h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 793 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 803 / ...

73€ - 96€

Drive  •  16h 13m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rotterdam 1710.3 km

220€ - 330€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rotterdam is to bus via Paris which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 24h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 330€ and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Rotterdam via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 35m.

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The distance between Madrid and Rotterdam is 1424 km. The road distance is 1710.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rotterdam without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 14h 35m and costs 240€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Madrid to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Rotterdam train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rotterdam is to fly which takes 7h 8m and costs 80€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs 240€ - 440€ and takes 14h 35m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 23h 10m.

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  • Distance: 1424 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Iberia, Transavia Holland and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Rotterdam every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Rotterdam via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 14h 35m.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 2600€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Rotterdam via San Sebastian, London City
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 200€
Website
Thalys
Standard
95€ - 140€
Comfort
110€ - 150€
Premium
140€ - 200€
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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Madrid to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rotterdam is 1710 km. It takes approximately 16h 13m to drive from Madrid to Rotterdam.

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Air Europa, Lufthansa, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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

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