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Madrid to Düsseldorf by train

It takes an average of 23h 40m to travel from Madrid to Düsseldorf by train, over a distance of around 900 miles (1448 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Düsseldorf and tickets for this journey start from $143.45 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15h 13m
PriceFrom $143.45
Distance900 miles (1448 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
First train07:00
Last train20:40
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationDüsseldorf
Changes2 changes

Madrid to Düsseldorf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Düsseldorf for Tuesday Sep 28th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:00 23:13 17h 13m, 4 changes
06:00 00:13 18h 13m, 3 changes
06:00 01:44 19h 44m, 5 changes
07:00 09:32 26h 32m, 10 changes
07:00 10:10 27h 10m, 9 changes
08:30 10:19 25h 49m, 6 changes
08:30 11:32 27h 2m, 5 changes
11:30 12:19 24h 49m, 7 changes
11:30 13:01 25h 31m, 6 changes
19:40 21:51 26h 11m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Düsseldorf

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Düsseldorf starts at $143.45 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Madrid to Düsseldorf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Madrid to Düsseldorf

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid to Düsseldorf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Madrid to Düsseldorf take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Düsseldorf is 23 hours and 40 minutes, with around 7 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Madrid and Düsseldorf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Düsseldorf is 15 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Düsseldorf cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Düsseldorf can start from as little as $143.45 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Madrid to Düsseldorf?

No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to Düsseldorf. Travelling from Madrid to Düsseldorf by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Madrid to Düsseldorf leave?

The first train from Madrid to Düsseldorf leaves at 07:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Madrid to Düsseldorf leave?

The last train from Madrid to Düsseldorf leaves at 20:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Madrid and Düsseldorf by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Düsseldorf cover a distance of around 900 miles (1448 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Düsseldorf to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Düsseldorf for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/15/2021 for travel on 09/15/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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