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from Madrid to Brussels

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

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To get from Madrid to Brussels on 28 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:05Madrid Barajas Airport2h30 11:35Brussels Airport
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06:20Madrid Barajas Airport2h15 08:35Brussels Airport
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07:25Madrid Barajas Airport2h20 09:45Brussels Airport
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20:10Madrid Barajas Airport2h20 22:30Brussels Airport
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11:55Madrid Barajas Airport2h15 14:10Brussels South Charleroi Airport
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Travel Information between Madrid and Brussels

distanceDistance816 miles (1316 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£30 - £65
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £30 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £30 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Take a coach or flight to travel 816 miles (1316 km) between Madrid and Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Madrid to Brussels.

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Travel from Madrid to Brussels
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.
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Brussels, Belgium from Madrid, Spain?

Travel from Madrid, Spain to Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Madrid restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels, Belgium from Madrid?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 26/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Madrid to Brussels closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Madrid, Spain from Brussels, Belgium?

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 27/09/2021. 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 Madrid from Brussels.

What are my Madrid to Brussels travel options?

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

What is the cheapest way to go to Brussels from Madrid?

The cheapest way from Madrid to Brussels is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £30 compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A flight is £35 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Madrid to Brussels costing on average £65.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Brussels?

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

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 20 h 15 min.

What is the distance from Madrid to Brussels?

Brussels is approximately 816 miles (1316 km) away from Madrid.

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Brussels?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from Madrid to Brussels depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Brussels Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Brussels?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Madrid to Brussels tickets on Omio for £65.
  • Ryanair can get you to Brussels by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Madrid to Brussels for £30 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Madrid and Brussels?

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

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Brussels with.
  • You can find a direct flight to Brussels with Ryanair or Iberia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Brussels tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Brussels?
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Brussels often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Brussels and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book tickets from Madrid to Brussels online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £65 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £30 one way on average.

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