How to get from Madrid to Brussels

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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 09 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:10Madrid Barajas Airport2h15 09:25Brussels South Charleroi Airport
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20:15Madrid24h30 20:45Brussels
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17:35Madrid Barajas Airport2h15 19:50Brussels Airport
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17:20Madrid Barajas Airport2h20 19:40Brussels Airport
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15:15Madrid Barajas Airport2h25 17:40Brussels Airport
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Travel Information to Brussels from Madrid

distanceDistance816 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £174
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £2 • 17 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £118 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Iberia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 816 miles 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £2. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Iberia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Madrid to Brussels.

Travel Tips: 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.

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Spain enter Belgium?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 28/07/2022. 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 trip to Brussels from Madrid.

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from Belgium is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Brussels restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 28/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Madrid to Brussels: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Brussels, which costs on average £2.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

A train is about £172 less than a coach, which costs on average £174 for this journey.

A train is £116 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Brussels costing on average £118.

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

Other travel options between Madrid and Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 21 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 17 h 33 min   of travel time.

The distance from Madrid to Brussels is approximately 816 miles.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Brussels is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Madrid to Brussels:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Brussels Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Brussels at Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • You can go to Brussels from Madrid by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £174 with Flixbus from Madrid to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Brussels from Madrid with Iberia, and you can find Iberia Madrid to Brussels tickets for £118 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Madrid and Brussels with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with.
  • You can book a direct flight with Ryanair, Iberojet, Brussels Airlines or Iberia.

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

Your journey from Madrid to Brussels doesn't have to end in Brussels. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or London to your Madrid to Brussels trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Brussels today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £174 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £118 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £2 one way on average for this route.

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.

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