Rotterdam to Madrid by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    14hr 4m
  • Distance
    1,425 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    24hr 32m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Rotterdam to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Rotterdam to Madrid take around 14 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,425 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rotterdam and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Rotterdam to Madrid?

Journeys between Rotterdam and Madrid usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Rotterdam to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 27 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Rotterdam to Madrid?

The Rotterdam to Madrid train travel time is normally about 14 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Rotterdam to Madrid train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Rotterdam around 06:58 and the last train is around 22:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rotterdam around 06:43, and the last at 22:10.

When to book Rotterdam to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Rotterdam to Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rotterdam and Madrid?

More than one train company operates on the route from Rotterdam to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Eurostar
  • FS100
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • TGV
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.