How to travel from Brussels to Madrid

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from Brussels to Madrid

You can get from Brussels to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Brussels to Madrid on Dec 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:20PMBrussels South Charleroi Airport2h20 09:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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12:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France21h50 09:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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09:10AMBrussels Airport2h30 11:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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10:45AMBrussels Airport2h25 01:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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12:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France22h25 10:30AMMadrid
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Travel Information to Madrid from Brussels

distanceDistance816 miles (1316 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $151
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 24 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $151 (€139) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Iberia

Travel 816 miles (1316 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Brussels and Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Iberia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Brussels to Madrid.

How to get from Brussels to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Brussels to Madrid, 91,30% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Brussels to Madrid, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels to Madrid

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Brussels to Madrid.

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Madrid, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Belgium enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from Brussels?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Madrid from Brussels.

Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Spain?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Spain?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Brussels from Madrid.

You can travel between Brussels and Madrid 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Madrid is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A train is generally $116 (€106) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $119 (€109) from Brussels to Madrid.

Taking a train is about $148 (€136) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $151 (€139) for this route.

The fastest way from Brussels to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 21 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 24 h 5 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Madrid is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Brussels to Madrid as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Madrid:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Brussels Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Bruxelles-Midi to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Madrid by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Brussels to Madrid tickets on Omio for $119 (€109).
  • Iberia can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Iberia from Brussels to Madrid for $151 (€139) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Ryanair, Iberojet, Air Europa or Iberia.

Direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Brussels to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $119 (€109) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $151 (€139) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $3 (€3) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Brussels to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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