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Madrid to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 2h 54m to travel from Madrid to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 1161 miles (1868 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €150 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 49m
Price€150 - €619.90
Distance1161 miles (1868 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes4 changes

Madrid to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Berlin for Montag 1. März 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:00 Madrid Atocha05:36 Berlin HbfAVE 3071 Renfe Get tickets22h 36m, 6 changes
07:00 Madrid Atocha06:25 Berlin SüdkreuzAVE 3071 Renfe Get tickets23h 25m, 5 changes
08:00 Madrid Atocha13:27 Berlin HbfAVE 3081 Renfe Get tickets29h 27m, 9 changes
08:00 Madrid Atocha15:44 Berlin SüdkreuzAVE 3081 Renfe Get tickets31h 44m, 6 changes
08:00 Madrid Atocha16:22 Berlin SüdkreuzAVE 3081 Renfe Get tickets32h 22m, 5 changes
12:30 Madrid Atocha17:10 Berlin HbfAVE 3123 Renfe Get tickets28h 40m, 7 changes
12:30 Madrid Atocha17:27 Berlin HbfAVE 3123 Renfe Get tickets28h 57m, 6 changes
07:00 Madrid Atocha05:36 Berlin HbfAVE 3071 Renfe Get tickets22h 36m, 6 changes
07:00 Madrid Atocha06:25 Berlin SüdkreuzAVE 3071 Renfe Get tickets23h 25m, 5 changes
08:00 Madrid Atocha13:27 Berlin HbfAVE 3081 Renfe Get tickets29h 27m, 9 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Berlin starts at €150 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.
lowest price found
from150
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price362.25
on the day
avg. single price465.25

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 Berlin 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid to Berlin? 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 Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Berlin is 2 hours and 54 minutes, with around 6 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 Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Berlin is 1 hour and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Berlin cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid to Berlin can start from as little as €150 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Madrid to Berlin?

No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to Berlin. Travelling from Madrid to Berlin by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

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

The first train from Madrid to Berlin leaves at 11:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Berlin leaves at 08:28. 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 Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Berlin cover a distance of around 1161 miles (1868 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/03/2021. 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 21/02/2021 for travel on 02/06/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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