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There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Brussels by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Barcelona  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Brussels (BRU) BCN - BRU

33€ - 154€

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Fly from Madrid  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Brussels (BRU) MAD - BRU

46€ - 129€

Fly from Valencia  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Brussels (BRU) VLC - BRU

45€ - 133€

Fly from Bilbao  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Brussels (BRU) BIO - BRU

49€ - 172€

Fly from Malaga  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Brussels (BRU) AGP - BRU

53€ - 455€

Bus to Alicante, fly  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Murcia to Alicante Airport
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Brussels (BRU) ALC - BRU

44€ - 132€

Train  •  13h 46m

  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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

227€ - 409€

Train via Bordeaux  •  18h 14m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

196€ - 290€

Bus via Paris  •  22h 21m

  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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station / ...

74€ - 98€

Bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Valladolid
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Bruselas Nord Eurolines

168€ - 234€

Drive  •  14h 43m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Brussels 1570.8 km

160€ - 250€

Spain → Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Belgium.

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The cost-effective way to get from Spain to Brussels is to bus and fly, which costs 40€ - 140€ and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Brussels is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Spain to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Sol and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 46m.

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The distance between Spain and Brussels is 1468 km. The road distance is 1570.8 km.

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The best way to get from Spain to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 13h 46m and costs 220€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Spain to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Spain to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 48m and costs 30€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 410€ and takes 13h 46m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 22h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Spain to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Spain to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 1467.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Spain and Brussels, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines fly from Barcelona to Brussels every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Brussels via Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 13h 46m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 800€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 850€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 800€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Valencia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Jerez
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Almeria
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 380€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 490€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 490€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 210€
Flights from Valencia to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 750€
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
290€ - 330€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Malaga to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 950€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
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
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
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-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
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 Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
150€ - 180€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
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 Murcia to Alicante Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Moncloa to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valladolid to Bruselas Nord Eurolines
Ave. Duration
44h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Spain to Brussels is 1571 km. It takes approximately 14h 43m to drive from Spain to Brussels.

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Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Brussels Airport.

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