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Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

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Flights per day



1264 km

There are 2 direct flights between London and Madrid per day, with the fastest journey taking just 2 hours and 20 minutes.

08:00London Stansted Airport2h20 11:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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17:20London Gatwick Airport2h30 20:50Madrid Barajas Airport
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06:00London Heathrow Airport10h05 17:05Madrid Barajas Airport
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20:40London Gatwick Airport10h45 08:25Madrid Barajas Airport
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06:00London Heathrow Airport14h20 21:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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Journey Summary

London to Madrid Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration
2 hours 20 minutes
Flight Price: £18
Flights Depart from:London
Flights arrive in:Madrid
Distance:1264 km
Airlines:Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet

Ryanair, British Airways and Lufthansa flights from London to Madrid

For as little as £9 you can travel by flight from London to Madrid with Ryanair, British Airways and Lufthansa. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

British Airways

Ryanair is the leading low-cost airline offering flights within Europe, where you can choose different ticket types for your flight from London to Madrid: Value, Regular, Plus or Flexi Plus.

Book your Ryanair London to Madrid flight with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Ryanair’s up-to-date flight timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Madrid routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Ryanair plane tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from London to Madrid is 783 miles (1263 km), and the best price for a one-way London - Madrid Ryanair plane ticket starts at £9 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Ryanair ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by plane. Waiting in a queue at the airport to purchase your plane ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your plane tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Ryanair!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Ryanair when booking your flight tickets from London to Madrid due to the coronavirus:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Flights from London to Madrid

Spain's capital, Madrid attracts a wide range of travellers from London every year who want to experience the sights and culture of this vibrant city. The journey from London airports to Madrid can be achieved with great flexibility thanks to the high number of flights that depart every day.

Which airlines fly from London to Madrid?

As a cultural hub and popular tourist destination, there are a large number of travel routes on offer to the city of Madrid. Roughly 30 airlines offer flights including international carriers such as Air France, Swiss, and KLM. easyJet also offers a selection of direct flights to Madrid.

How long is the flight from London to Madrid?

Direct flights like those offered by easyJet< can have passengers at their destination in as little as 2h 30 mins. Indirect flights usually only require a single change and the fastest can arrive in approximately five and a half hours. Common layover destinations include Dublin, Milan, and Edinburgh. Overnight flights extend total journey times and can take as long as 28 hours.

How many flights are there from London to Madrid?

Madrid receives as many as 250 flights from London on a daily basis, although this can reduce to 100 or so on slower days. At peak times there may be as many as 20 flights departing every hour from airports across the city. This affords travellers a high degree of flexibility when it comes to planning their schedule. easyJet offers approximately five flights a day which usually depart between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from London to Madrid?

Departure airport: Airports in London that offer direct and indirect flights to Madrid include Heathrow (LHR), Luton (LTN), Gatwick (LGW), London City (LCY), Stansted (STN), and Southend-On-Sea (SEN). All London Airports can be reached by public transport including the train. Buses to most of the major airports are availble from National Express. Each airport offers a range of facilities and services including WiFi, luggage storage, and long and short-term parking options.

Arrival airport: All commercial flights from London to Madrid terminate in the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD). This facility provides disembarking passengers with a range of useful services including internet printing, car hire and children's play areas. The airport is located roughly eight miles outside the city and the city centre can be reached in a number of ways including via a 24-hour free bus service or the metro.

Taking a Flight from London

Flights from London to Madrid depart from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and City Aiport, depending upon which airline is involved. To get to Heathrow, the express service from Paddington is the easiest way to travel. There is an express rail connection to Gatwick (via Victoria), Stansted (via Liverpool Street) and Luton (via St Pancras). All airports are also well served by National Express coaches. London City is also easily accessible via the Docklands Light Railway. For larger groups, minibuses and taxis are also available, and maybe most suitable for very late or early flights.

Flying into Madrid

Spain's capital is elegant, sophisticated and full of energy. See the masterpieces in the Prado museum or watch the Galacticos strut their stuff for Real Madrid. All flights from London to Madrid touch down at Barajas Airport, just to the north-east of the city. To get into town, there is a rapid 24 hour Airport Express bus service (terminating at Atocha Station). Barajas also has Metro stations at Terminals 2 and 4, and the Madrid Metro runs from 6:00 a.m. until 2 a.m., so should be a useful option for all arrivals from London.

Travel Tips

Flights from London to Madrid
Take a flight to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Madrid.
Am I allowed to travel by plane from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain?

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

Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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

All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/06/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from London to Madrid as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

The restriction level for your return flight to London, United Kingdom from Madrid is: Partially open.

Is my return flight 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to London from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

What is the cost of cheap flights from London to Madrid?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest flight between London and Madrid for the next 7 days starting from £9  one way.
How much does the flight from London to Madrid cost on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a plane ticket between London and Madrid is £12  one way.
What is the distance between London and Madrid via plane?
The London to Madrid flight distance is approximately 783 miles (1263 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Madrid by plane?
While the time it takes to travel 783 miles (1263 km) from London to Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the flight duration from London to Madrid is on average 2 h 20 min.
What is the departure airport in London and arrival airport in Madrid?

Omio travellers most frequently book a flight from London Heathrow Airport   to Madrid Barajas Airport   for this route.

Where is the departure airport in London located? Where is the arrival airport in Madrid located?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from London Heathrow Airport, which is located around 0 miles (0 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the plane at Madrid Barajas Airport, located 0 miles (0 km) away from the city centre. You can check for taxi services, public transportation options or airport shuttle services available from Madrid Barajas Airport to take you to the city centre of Madrid.

What airlines go from London to Madrid?
If you're looking for flights from London to Madrid, you can rely on Ryanair, easyJet, Air Europa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Iberia, British Airways, Iberia Express, TAP Portugal, Vueling, Lufthansa, PGA-Portugalia Airlines, Swiss, KLM, Brussels Airlines or air mediterranean to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible airlines for the London to Madrid route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any London to Madrid direct flights?
If you’re looking for a direct flight from London to Madrid, consider travelling with Air Europa or Iberia. Non-stop flight services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your plane tickets.
When can I take the first flight from London to Madrid? When can I take the last flight for the day?
The earliest flight for this route departs from London at 05: 25. The last flight leaves from London at 20: 00. Check Omio for the latest flight schedule from London to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a plane ticket from London to Madrid to get the best deals?
The price of a one way plane ticket from London to Madrid is on average £12 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for flights from all possible airlines offering this trip. In general, you can find plane tickets between London and Madrid available a few months in advance.