How to travel from Madrid to Brussels

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from Madrid to Brussels

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

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Madrid to Brussels is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
07:45PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
1 transfer
BlaBlaCar Bus
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
07:45PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
1 transfer
Brussels Airlines
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
02:55PMBrussels Airport (BRU)
0 transfers
Other options
BlaBlaCar Bus
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
04:30PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
1 transfer
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
06:15PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
1 transfer
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
02:45PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
1 transfer
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
07:30AMBrussels Airport (BRU)
1 transfer
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
09:35PMBrussels Airport (BRU)
1 transfer
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
09:05AMBrussels Airport (BRU)
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Madrid and Brussels

distanceDistance816 miles (1316 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $62
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $62 (€54) • 20 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $62 (€54) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Ryanair or Renfe

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

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When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Madrid to Brussels, 91,67% 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 Madrid to Brussels, 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 on Brussels Airlines, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus travel from Madrid to Brussels at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Brussels trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Brussels Airlines is Belgium’s leading airline. Check the ticket fares for your travel to Brussels from Madrid: Economy Classic, Economy Flex and Business.

        FAQs: Travel from Madrid to Brussels

        FAQs: Travel to Brussels 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 Madrid to Brussels.

        There are 2 travel options from Madrid to Brussels: bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Brussels from Madrid is a bus with an average price of $62 (€54).

        This is compared to other travel options from Madrid to Brussels:

        A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Madrid to Brussels.

        Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $62 (€54) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs () less than taking a train, which costs on average () for the same trip.

        The fastest way from Madrid to Brussels is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Brussels that take longer:

        Getting to Brussels by bus takes 20 h 55 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Madrid to Brussels is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Brussels as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

          • Most travelers catch their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
          • Most travelers take a flight from Madrid Barajas Airport to Brussels Airport.
          • Most travelers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes to Brussels-Midi.

          Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Brussels:

          • You can travel by bus from Madrid to Brussels with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Alsa, Infobus, Eurolines Switzerland or Ovanesovi Group, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Madrid to Brussels tickets for $62 (€54) on Omio.
          • You can travel from Madrid to Brussels by flight with Ryanair, Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Air Europa, Compagnie Africaine D'Aviation, Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, TAP Portugal, Air Nostrum, Air Dolomiti, PGA-Portugalia Airlines or KLM Cityhopper. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $62 (€54) with Iberia from Madrid to Brussels.

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

          • You can book a direct bus with.
          • You'll find direct ferries with.
          • You can take a direct flight with Iberia, Brussels Airlines or Air Europa.
          • You can take a direct train with.

          Direct services to Brussels 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 route.

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