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Coach Information between Madrid and London

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesEurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Ouibus

Coaches from Madrid to London cover the 783 miles (1263 km) long journey with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Ouibus. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

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FlixBus between Madrid and London

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Save time and money by searching for and booking your FlixBus coach from Madrid to London online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest FlixBus coach between Madrid and London, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current FlixBus coach timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 783 miles (1263 km) route between Madrid and London as well as ticket information for the coach (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap coach ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for coaches between Madrid and London, you can check straight away if the FlixBus ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the coach station. Buy your official FlixBus Madrid to London coach tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets from Madrid to London and when travelling by coach:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Coach from Madrid to London

With Europe having some of the best roads in the world, navigating from Spain to the United Kingdom is not a problem. A bus from Madrid to London covers approximately 1,070 miles.

Several coaches provide adventurous rides to London from Madrid throughout the week. Those travelling in the morning leave Madrid between 8:00 a.m. and just after 9:00 a.m. The next departures take place a few minutes past 3:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by bus from Madrid to London?

Due to the immense distance and number of stops along the way, travel times often exceed 30 hours. All the buses have two changes, but the connection points vary with bus companies. Only two coaches make it to London in around 29 hours. The slowest bus from Madrid to London completes the journey slightly after 35 hours, so make sure to bring some music and snacks!

How many coaches are there from Madrid to London?

A total of six long-distance buses belonging to two travel companies ferry people from Madrid to London daily. The earliest coach leaves the station at around 8:00 a.m., but it's one of the slowest. Passengers reach London after about 33 hours 30 minutes. Just after 9:00 a.m., the second service departs.

The remaining four buses leave in quick succession in the afternoon, two departing at around quarter past 3:00 p.m. and the rest leaving about 15 minutes later. One of the 3:30 p.m. coaches is the quickest, arriving in London some minutes before hitting the 29th hour.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Madrid to London?

Departure bus station: Travellers catch a bus from Madrid to London at one of the following stations.

Madrid Príncipe Pío: Principe Pío Station is a principal transport hub in Madrid with, with a first-rate metro and long-distance bus interchange. The subway is the most convenient route from Madrid City Centre, getting passengers to the facility in three minutes. Bus travel takes nine minutes.   The station has waiting areas, toilets, ticket machines and offices with clear signage. It also serves as a leisure and cultural facility with a mall, restaurants, and stores, giving travellers maximum comfort and entertainment.

Madrid Estación Sur: Estación Sur is in the south-eastern area of the city centre, close to the Atocha train station. Travellers can reach the bus station using the train, bus, subway, or taxi. The cheapest and fastest travel options to the station are the train and the coach, taking three and nine minutes respectively. Estación Sur has efficient ticket offices, waiting area, car park, toilets, and a café, 

Avenida de América: This station interconnects Madrid metro, the subway, city and intercity buses, as well as long-distance coaches. It's less than 10 minutes from the centre of Madrid via public transport. It offers a myriad of services to add comfort and convenience to journeys. Passengers have access to information points, clean cloakrooms, car parks, shops and a cafeteria.

Arrival bus station: Passengers aboard a bus from Madrid to London alight at the Victoria Coach Station. It is situated at 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, about 1.8 miles from central London. The taxi moves visitors to the city in less than five minutes while the subway takes about 11 minutes. Facilities include automated ticket machines, toilets, waiting areas, payphones, cash point, and more, and nearby you'll find myriad pubs, restaurants and services.

Which coach providers travel from Madrid to London?

Eurolines Switzerland and Renfe are the two most reliable bus service providers operating the Madrid to London route. Buses from both the companies change passengers twice but at different points. Renfe coaches take a considerably longer way than Eurolines Switzerland buses. Therefore, passengers on Renfe trips spend more time on the road.

Eurolines Switzerland Madrid to London

Eurolines offers four trips per day, all of which commence in the afternoon. Two buses depart at around 3:15 p.m. and the rest follow suit at about 3:30 p.m. Each coach has a change at Conex San Sebastián and another one at París Bercy. Trips average between 29 and 31 hours.

Renfe Madrid to London

Renfe has no direct buses either. Journeys begin at around 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The two coaches take a longer route, with changes at Donostia (San Sebastián) and Paris, France. Due to the extra miles, Renfe trips are at least 35 hours.

Madrid to London Coach: Services on Board

With Madrid to London buses, passengers choose from first-class and second class-rides. First-class customers enjoy extras like more comfortable leather seats, newspapers, ample legroom, and so on. Passengers can bring small-sized items, including musical instruments and folded bikes.

Renfe advises travellers to keep their cases at most 30 x 120 x 38 cm to avoid inconveniencing other passengers. The company also allows small pets aboard so long as they are in containers not exceeding 60 x 35 x 35 cm. Eurolines insists that they don't transport animals whatsoever unless they are accompanying a disabled person.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by coach between Madrid, Spain and London, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel by coach between Madrid, Spain and London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into London from Madrid restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Madrid?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 25/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Madrid and London closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Spain from London, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from London to Madrid is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from United Kingdom?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from London?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last verified on 25/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your London to Madrid coach here.

How many miles is it from Madrid to London by coach?
The distance between Madrid and London by coach is approximately 783 miles (1263 km).
Which coach station in Madrid goes to London? Which coach station do I come into London from Madrid?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Where is the coach station in Madrid? Where is the coach station in London?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London, Victoria Coach Station and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this coach station to the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service to London from Madrid?
Take the Madrid to London coach with Eurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Ouibus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to London from Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

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