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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Rotterdam 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 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

66€ - 227€

7 alternative options

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6h 36m

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

68€ - 282€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 4m

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

75€ - 217€

Train via Paris  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal

267€ - 362€

Train  •  14h 14m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

369€ - 476€

Bus  •  23h 10m

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

77€ - 178€

Bus via Paris  •  25h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Paris, Gallieni 210
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Rotterdam 400

164€ - 251€

Drive  •  16h 13m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rotterdam 1069 miles

220€ - 330€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 5h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 230€ 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 Station, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 46m.

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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 Paris which takes 13h 46m and costs 260€ - 370€.

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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 ALSA, depart from 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 train via Paris which takes 13h 46m and costs 260€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 180€ and takes 23h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 890 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Rotterdam via Barcelona-Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 13h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Rotterdam via Bilbao in around 23h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
17€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 45€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
26€ - 45€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
100€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 200€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
250€ - 310€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
250€ - 310€
1st Class
320€ - 460€
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
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 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
100€ - 130€
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
110€ - 170€
1st Class
170€ - 270€
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
26€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Av America to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Madrid to Rotterdam bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Rotterdam 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, easyJet, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 696+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at 69€ per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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