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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Madrid

distanceDistance883 miles (1424 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersThalys

Trains from Rotterdam to Madrid cover the 883 miles (1424 km) long journey taking on average 29 h 39 min with our travel partners like Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies: Thalys from Rotterdam to Madrid trains

Find the best route to Madrid from Rotterdam with Thalys. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Rotterdam and Madrid with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Thalys train between Rotterdam and Madrid online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Thalys train from Rotterdam to Madrid, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Thalys train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 883 miles (1424 km) journey to Madrid from Rotterdam as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Rotterdam to Madrid, you can check straight away if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Thalys Rotterdam to Madrid train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Thalys from Rotterdam to Madrid train information:

  • Average Duration: 29 h 39 min
  • Thalys frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Rotterdam to Madrid

Travel by train to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rotterdam to Madrid.

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Madrid, Spain by train is: Fully open.

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

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 7/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Rotterdam to Madrid before traveling.

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

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

Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

Last checked on 7/28/22. 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 Rotterdam from Madrid here.

The train distance from Rotterdam to Madrid is around 883 miles (1424 km).
The train time from Rotterdam to Madrid is on average 29 h 39 min  for the 883 miles (1424 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Rotterdam to Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Rotterdam, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers book a train from Rotterdam Centraal   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Madrid.

Take the Rotterdam to Madrid train with Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Madrid from Rotterdam as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Rotterdam to Madrid leaves at 7: 58 AM. The last train departing from Rotterdam to Madrid leaves at 7: 58 AM. You can find the latest Rotterdam to Madrid train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your trip to Madrid.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+31 302357822
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transit options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar

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