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Train Information between London and Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
changesDirect trainYes
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Trains from London to Madrid cover the 783 miles (1263 km) long journey with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Trains from London to Madrid

Taking trains from London to Madrid involves a journey of 14 hours or more using Eurostar, French TGV services and the Spanish AVE high-speed network. Hourly Eurostar departures from London begin at 5:40 a.m. offering connections with the TGV from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona. TGV trains depart three times daily and take six and a half hours to reach Spain. From Barcelona there are regular AVE trains making the two and a half hour connection to Madrid.

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

Departure Station: London St. Pancras International Eurostar services depart from London St. Pancras, on the northern edge of the city centre. There are underground connections around the city and local buses stop nearby on Euston Road and Pancras Road. Taxis are available from a rank on Midland Road, near Eurostar arrivals.

Arrival Station: Madrid Atocha AVE trains arrive at Madrid Atocha station on the south-eastern side of the city centre. Cercanias local trains and Metro services on line 8 offer connections around Madrid. Taxis are available near the station exits.

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain?

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

Is international entry into Madrid from London restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

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

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

The above information was last checked on 05/08/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between London and Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Spain by train?

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

Is my return train 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 departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 03/08/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance to Madrid from London by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between London and Madrid via train to be approximately 783 miles (1263 km).
Which train station in London goes to Madrid? Which train station do I come into Madrid from London?

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Madrid train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Madrid
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176