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Overview: Train from Berlin to Madrid

distanceDistance1159 miles (1869 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Berlin to Madrid cover the 1159 miles (1869 km) long journey taking on average 31 h 2 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Trains from Berlin to Madrid

Travellers between Berlin and Madrid can make this journey by train in around 27.5 hours. As there are multiple changes of trains on this route, journey times vary. For example, some trains take around 28.5 hours. The earliest train on this route leaves Berlin's main station shortly before 6:00 a.m. while the final train departs at around midnight. It's important to note that the first and last train times vary on a daily basis. Also, some days have trains every 1-3 hours while other days have a slightly less frequent service. There are multiple train providers involved in services from Berlin to Madrid, for example, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and Renfe.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by train from Berlin, Germany to Madrid, Spain?

Travel by train between Berlin, Germany and Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Madrid from Berlin restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Berlin?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 16/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Berlin to Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Berlin, Germany?

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

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

Last verified on 16/05/2022. 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 Madrid to Berlin train here.

How far is it from Berlin to Madrid by train?

The Berlin to Madrid train distance is approximately 1159 miles (1869 km).

How long is the train to Madrid from Berlin?

While the time it takes to travel 1159 miles (1869 km) to Madrid from Berlin can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Berlin to Madrid is on average 31 h 2 min.

Which train station from Berlin to Madrid do I depart from? Which Madrid train station from Berlin do I arrive in?

Some of the Berlin train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Berlin Hbf   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where do I find the Berlin train station to Madrid? Where is the Madrid train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Berlin Hbf, is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the city centre of Berlin.

The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre of Madrid.

How many trains per day are there between Berlin and Madrid?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Berlin to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Madrid
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Berlin for your journey to Madrid.
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Public transport options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7