How to travel from Madrid to Rotterdam

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from Madrid to Rotterdam

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Rotterdam on Aug 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:25PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T430h20 04:45AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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10:25PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T430h20 04:45AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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10:00PMMadrid30h45 04:45AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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Travel Information to Rotterdam from Madrid

distanceDistance883 miles (1424 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $79
fastestFastest modeBus • $79 (€73) • 25 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Travel 883 miles (1424 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Madrid and Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Madrid to Rotterdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Rotterdam

Travel to Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam.

Travel from Madrid, Spain to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Rotterdam from Madrid restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Madrid?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Madrid and Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Rotterdam?

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Madrid from Rotterdam here.

There are 4 travel options from Madrid to Rotterdam: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Rotterdam from Madrid is by taking a flight with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

Taking a flight is about $76 (€70) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $79 (€73) for this route.

Taking a flight is usually $3 (€3) less than taking a train to Rotterdam, which costs on average $6 (€6) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Madrid to Rotterdam is by bus with an average journey time of 25 h 45 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 19 h 4 min   on average.

The Madrid to Rotterdam distance is around 883 miles (1424 km).

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Rotterdam is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Madrid Barajas Airport to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Rotterdam Centraal.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Rotterdam by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Madrid to Rotterdam for $79 (€73).

Yes, there are direct services available from Madrid to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with.

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

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

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $79 (€73) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $6 (€6) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Rotterdam 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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