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Train Information between Madrid and Edinburgh

distanceDistance1071 miles (1727 km)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Madrid to Edinburgh cover the 1071 miles (1727 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from Spain?

International entry status: 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 entry:

  • 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 Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 26/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Madrid to Edinburgh as this information can change.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Madrid, Spain from Edinburgh is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Madrid from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

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

Last checked on 27/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Edinburgh closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance to Edinburgh from Madrid by train?
The distance to Edinburgh from Madrid by train is approximately 1071 miles (1727 km).
When travelling by train from Madrid to Edinburgh, which train station in Madrid do I depart from and which train station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Madrid, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. When you arrive in Edinburgh, your train can arrive in train stations including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

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

Where is the departure train station in Madrid located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Edinburgh
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your journey to Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203