You can get from London to Madrid by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Madrid on 29 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||783 miles (1263 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or flight|
|Ticket price range||£16 - £58|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • £16 • 2 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £16 • 2 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair|
Take a coach or flight to travel 783 miles (1263 km) between London and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Madrid.
Passengers making the 1265-kilometre journey from London to Madrid can choose to travel by bus, train or plane. A direct flight is by far the fastest option taking around two and a half hours. Bus journeys are overnight and train journeys require changes in Paris or Lyon and Barcelona.
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The cheapest way to travel from London to Madrid is by flying with budget airlines. The cheapest tickets are offered by Ryanair, Air Europa, Norwegian and easyJet.
Flights are the quickest way to travel from London to Madrid.
Passengers have a choice of over 26 flights a day for the two hour and twenty five minute direct flight to Madrid from London. Services are offered by national carriers Iberia and British Airways as well as by low-cost airlines including Ryanair and easyJet. Flights depart from Heathrow Gatwick or Stansted with most carriers offering daily departures.
The most popular way to get from London to Madrid is by plane. Flights on this route are both significantly cheaper and quicker than taking the bus or figuring out a route on the train between the two cities.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.
The government of Spain has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 26/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Spain is: Fully open.
Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 26/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Madrid here.
There are 2 travel options from London to Madrid: coach or flight.
The cheapest way from London to Madrid is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Madrid:
A flight journey is usually £42 less than a journey to Madrid by coach, which costs on average £58 for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Madrid from London is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 20 min.
There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 26 h 20 min.
The distance between London and Madrid is around 783 miles (1263 km).
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