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from London to Madrid

You can get from London to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Madrid on 13 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00London Stansted Airport2h20 11:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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£101One-way
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08:00London Stansted Airport2h20 11:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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£101One-way
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17:20London Gatwick Airport2h30 20:50Madrid Barajas Airport
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£751One-way
06:00London Heathrow Airport10h05 17:05Madrid Barajas Airport
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£1721One-way
20:40London Gatwick Airport10h45 08:25Madrid Barajas Airport
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£1861One-way

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£9Ryanair
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13 Jun
£17Ryanair
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14 Jun
£9Ryanair
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15 Jun
£9Ryanair
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16 Jun
£9Ryanair
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17 Jun
£9Ryanair
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18 Jun
£20Ryanair
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19 Jun
£11Ryanair
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20 Jun
£9Ryanair
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21 Jun
£13Ryanair
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22 Jun
£9Ryanair
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23 Jun
£9Ryanair
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24 Jun
£11Ryanair
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25 Jun
£16Ryanair
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26 Jun
£11Ryanair
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27 Jun
£11Ryanair
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28 Jun
£11Ryanair
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29 Jun
£9Ryanair
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30 Jun
£18Ryanair
Thu
1 Jul
£13Ryanair
Fri
2 Jul
£16Ryanair
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How to Travel 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.

Buses from London to Madrid | Flights from London to Madrid

London to Madrid Travel Comparison

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buses

£97.90

26:15 h

1 Week Before

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£16.98

2:30 h

2 Months Before



What is the best way to travel from London to Madrid?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Madrid


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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.



 

Fastest way to travel from London to Madrid


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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.


 

Most popular way to travel from London to Madrid


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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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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.





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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain?

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Madrid from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid, Spain from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 11/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Madrid from London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Madrid?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/06/2021. 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.

What are my travel options from London to Madrid?

Travel London to Madrid by coach, flight or train.

How many miles from London to Madrid would I travel?

The distance between London and Madrid is around 783 miles (1263 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Madrid:

  • Most travellers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Madrid?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from London to Madrid:

  • You can go to Madrid from London by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £8 with Ryanair from London to Madrid on Omio.
Can I find a direct route to Madrid from London?

Yes, there is a direct service from London to Madrid:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Madrid with Air Europa or Iberia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Madrid from London ends?
Your journey from London to Madrid doesn't have to end in Madrid. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla to your London to Madrid trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Madrid today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Madrid from London online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £8 one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

What is the fastest way from London to Madrid?

A flight is the fastest way to get from London to Madrid with an average travel time for this trip around 2 h 20 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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
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