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

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 23m

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

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MAD - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  7h 41m

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

Fly to Muenster, train  •  10h 32m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Muenster (FMO) MAD - FMO
  2. Take the train from Ibbenbüren, Bahnhof to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle

Train via Paris  •  15h 57m

  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 Schiphol Airport
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Zwolle

Train  •  16h 53m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zwolle

Bus, train via Paris  •  25h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station 807 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Breda Ic
  4. Take the train from Breda to Zwolle

Bus, train  •  27h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Utrecht
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Zwolle

Drive  •  17h 16m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Zwolle 1816.7 km

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Zwolle is to fly and train which costs €65 - €230 and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Zwolle is to fly and train which costs €65 - €230 and takes 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Zwolle. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Zwolle via Barcelona-Sants, Gare de Lyon, Paris Nord and Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 57m.

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The distance between Madrid and Zwolle is 1537 km. The road distance is 1816.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Zwolle without a car is to train via Paris which takes 15h 57m and costs €260 - €490.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Madrid to Zwolle, including transfers.

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

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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 Zwolle train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Zwolle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Zwolle is 1817 km. It takes approximately 17h 16m to drive from Madrid to Zwolle.

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  • Distance: 1537 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Zwolle via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, and Schiphol Airport in around 15h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Muenster via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Eindhoven via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Madrid to Muenster via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
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 Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €20
1st Class
€25 - €35
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €28
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €29
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€21 - €29
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Breda to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Ibbenbüren, Bahnhof to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Eurobahn
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Website
Thalys
Standard
€100 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €220
Train from Avignon Tgv to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€200 - €440
Website
Thalys
Standard
€200 - €280
Comfort
€220 - €290
Premium
€320 - €440
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
alsa.com

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

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