There are 7 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, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$78 - $263

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h

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

$56 - $218

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Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6 h 32 min

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

$80 - $316

Fly to Charleroi, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Charleroi (CRL) MAD - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal

$68 - $273

Train  •  14 h 25 min

  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

$318 - $417

Bus, train  •  23 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$78 - $118

Drive  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rotterdam 1066.8 miles

$260 - $380

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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 Lyon Banlieue and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 25 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Rotterdam is 1424 km. The road distance is 1706.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 14 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Madrid to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Madrid to Rotterdam train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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

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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 1707 km. It takes approximately 16 h 16 min to drive from Madrid to Rotterdam.

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

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There are 578+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 890 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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 Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, and Paris-Nord in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
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 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 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
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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 Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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
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
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $85
Premier
$85 - $100
Spanish Railways AVE
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 best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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