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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Madrid

distanceDistance836 miles (1348 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Birmingham to Madrid cover the 836 miles (1348 km) long route taking on average 24 h 4 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train providers: AVE trains Birmingham to Madrid

Find the best trip to Madrid from Birmingham with Omio's train partners AVE! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.


Looking for a comfortable way to travel between Birmingham and Madrid? Reserve your Renfe AVE train between Birmingham and Madrid with Omio today! Renfe is Spain’s national train operator that offers a wide variety of connections throughout the country as well as France and Portugal, including the Birmingham to Madrid route. Omio shows you current AVE timetables and tickets to cover the 836 miles (1348 km) distance. You can choose from ticket options like Promo, Promo + or Flexible for the best deals on this route. Renfe discount cards, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, can also be applied when purchasing your AVE ticket on Omio.

As the main high-speed train service in Spain, AVE provides amenities like a restaurant, WC, WiFi access, and onboard entertainment on its routes. AVE covers long distances and connects major cities in Spain in just a few hours thanks to its high speed. These trains can reach speeds up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, making AVE trains one of the fastest in the entire world. AVE offers all travellers ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience, and on Omio you can book AVE tickets in a few steps!

    Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Madrid

    Travel by train 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 Birmingham to Madrid.

    What are the travel restrictions for Madrid, Spain if I'm coming from Birmingham, United Kingdom by train?

    Travel between Birmingham, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain by train is: Fully open.

    Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
    • Health screen upon arrival
    • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

    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 13/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Madrid from Birmingham as this information can change.

    What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Madrid, Spain to Birmingham, United Kingdom?

    Return travel from Spain to United Kingdom is: Fully open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Birmingham from Madrid?

    Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • No COVID-19 testing required
    • No quarantine required

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

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

    • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    Last checked on 15/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Birmingham from Madrid.

    What is the distance to Madrid from Birmingham via train?

    The train distance from Birmingham to Madrid is around 836 miles (1348 km).

    How many hours does it take from Birmingham to Madrid by train?

    On average the train from Birmingham to Madrid duration is 24 h 4 min  for the 836 miles (1348 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the Birmingham to Madrid train leave from? Which Madrid train station do I come into from Birmingham?

    When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your route from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers book a train from Birmingham New Street   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the train station in Birmingham to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

    How many trains per day are there to Madrid from Birmingham?

    The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Madrid.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
    Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
    Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
    Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales