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Overview: Train from Brussels to Madrid

distanceDistance816 miles (1316 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Brussels to Madrid cover the 816 miles (1316 km) long journey taking on average 14 h 55 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Brussels and Madrid?

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Madrid, Spain by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from Belgium?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

When traveling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/23/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Brussels to Madrid before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Belgium from Madrid, Spain?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Madrid to Brussels is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Belgium from Spain?

Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Madrid?

What are the requirements?

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/20/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Brussels from Madrid here.

How far is Madrid from Brussels by train?

The Brussels to Madrid train distance is approximately 816 miles (1316 km).

How many hours is the train time between Brussels and Madrid?

On average the Brussels to Madrid train travel time is 14 h 55 min  for the 816 miles (1316 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Brussels to Madrid, which train station in Brussels do I depart from and which train station in Madrid do I arrive in?

Some of the Brussels train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the train station in Brussels to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Bruxelles-Midi, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center of Brussels. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from its city center.

How many train services are there between Brussels and Madrid a day?

The average number of trains departing Brussels for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Madrid
Bruxelles-Midi is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your trip to Madrid.
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Public transit options for Bruxelles-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)