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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Madrid to Brussels. Traveling by bus from Madrid to Brussels usually takes around 22 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 20 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance818 mi (1317 km)
Shortest duration20h 40m
Cheapest price$50.04
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Brussels?

The average price for a bus ticket to Brussels is $82.61, On this route bus tickets are priced higher than other routes, even so it is likely a better deal than flying or driving to Brussels and a lot less hassle as well. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $77 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Madrid to Brussels in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $111 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Brussels?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Madrid to Brussels that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus122h 7m$94.24
FlixBus422h 55m$96.04
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Madrid and Brussels, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Madrid to Brussels, and usually makes the trip in about 22 hours and 55 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Madrid to Brussels during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Brussels?

The bus takes an average of 22 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 818 miles from Madrid to Brussels. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Madrid to Brussels for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Madrid?

The first bus leaves at 3:00pm and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Madrid to Brussels, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Madrid to Brussels every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Brussels

The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.

Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.

Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Madrid?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Buses to Brussels leave from 3 stations in Madrid.

All bus stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4

  • Barajas Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Brussels?

Main arrival station: Gare du Midi

Also known as Brussels-South railway station, the Gare du Midi is the primary train station serving Brussels. The station is technically located in Saint-Gilles, a city south of Brussels, but the Gare du Midi metro stop connects travelers to all of Brussels' sights and attractions. Many high-speed train services, including international train lines, run through the Gare du Midi. Brussels is connected to the famous Eurostar line through this station, along with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn lines. The large indoor station includes many retail shops, restaurants, and services like information desks and restrooms.

All bus stations in Brussels:

  • Gare du Midi

  • Avenue Fonsny

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