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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 23 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:15London Stansted Airport2h20 21:35Madrid Barajas Airport
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£571One-way
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18:15London Stansted Airport2h20 21:35Madrid Barajas Airport
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£571One-way
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08:25London Stansted Airport2h20 11:45Madrid Barajas Airport
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£611One-way
21:00London Stansted Airport2h20 00:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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£801One-way
17:25London Gatwick Airport2h30 20:55Madrid Barajas Airport
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£951One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
22 Sep
£86Air Europa
Thu
23 Sep
£52Ryanair
Fri
24 Sep
£67easyJet
Sat
25 Sep
£25Ryanair
Sun
26 Sep
£58Air Europa
Mon
27 Sep
£29Ryanair
Tue
28 Sep
£14Ryanair
Wed
29 Sep
£16Ryanair
Thu
30 Sep
£14Ryanair
Fri
1 Oct
£16Ryanair
Sat
2 Oct
£13Ryanair
Sun
3 Oct
£25Ryanair
Mon
4 Oct
£14Ryanair
Tue
5 Oct
£14Ryanair
Wed
6 Oct
£22Ryanair
Thu
7 Oct
£14Ryanair
Fri
8 Oct
£14Ryanair
Sat
9 Oct
£13Ryanair
Sun
10 Oct
£14Ryanair
Mon
11 Oct
£19Ryanair
Tue
12 Oct
£38Ryanair

Travel Information between London and Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £28 • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 783 miles (1263 km) by flight from London to Madrid. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Madrid.

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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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£97.90

26:15 h

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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
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Madrid, Spain if I’m coming from London, United Kingdom?

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

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Spain?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from London?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 21/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from London to Madrid.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to London, United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Spain?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Spain?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • 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
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 21/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Madrid.

How do you get from London to Madrid?

Travelling from London to Madrid includes taking a flight.

What is the fastest way to Madrid from London?

The fastest way to travel from London to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 20 min.

What is the distance from London to Madrid?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Madrid:

  • Flights from London to Madrid most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from London to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair London to Madrid tickets on Omio for £28.
Is there a direct service to Madrid from London?

Yes, there is a direct route available between London and Madrid:

  • You can book a direct flight with Air Europa.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Madrid from London.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Madrid?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from London to Madrid usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my London to Madrid ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Madrid from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost £28 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Madrid from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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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