How to get to Madrid from London

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Travel Information between London and Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£65 - £601
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £65 • 2 h 19 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £65 • 2 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Ryanair or Renfe (3)

Travel 783 miles by train, coach or flight between London and Madrid. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Ryanair or Renfe (3) among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from London to Madrid.

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from London to Madrid

How to get to Madrid from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from London to Madrid is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

London, Victoria Coach Station
15:20Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
1 change
BlaBlaCar Bus
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:20Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
1 change
Iberia Express
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
23:59Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
0 changes
Other options
London St Pancras International (STP)
07:05Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
2 changes
London St Pancras International (STP)
2 changes
London St Pancras International (STP)
2 changes
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:20Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
1 change
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:20Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
1 change
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:20Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
1 change
GetJet Airlines
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
08:50Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
1 change
KLM Cityhopper
London City Airport (LCY)
09:35Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
1 change
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
08:50Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
1 change

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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.

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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Madrid


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


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


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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Renfe-SNCF is a joint venture between Spain's Renfe and France's SNCF, offering high-speed rail services between the two countries. The trains run at speeds of up to 300 km/h, with departures every two hours. Renfe-SNCF offers three types of trains: the AVE, the TGV and the EuroMed. The AVE is the fastest, with a journey time of just over three hours between Madrid and Paris. The TGV is slightly slower, but still offers a comfortable journey. The EuroMed is the slowest, but is the most affordable option. Renfe-SNCF offers a range of ticket types, including single, return and group tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, power sockets and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe-SNCF are Madrid to Paris, Barcelona to Marseille and Madrid to Lyon.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel provider from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags.

        FAQs: London to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Madrid.

        You can get between London and Madrid 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from London to Madrid is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of £65 compared to other travel options to Madrid:

        A flight is £2 less than a coach with an average ticket price of £67 from London to Madrid.

        A flight is £536 less than a train with an average ticket price of £601 from London to Madrid.

        The fastest way from London to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 19 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Madrid that take longer:

        Coach takes 28 h 20 min on average.

        Train takes 26 h 54 min on average.

        The distance between London and Madrid is around 783 miles.

        The average frequency per day from London to Madrid is:

        • 1 coach per day.
        • Around 2 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from London to Madrid as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Coaches mostly depart from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Flights mostly leave from London Gatwick Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from London Waterloo and tend to arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

        The following travel companies offer services from London to Madrid:

        • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus for coaches to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus London to Madrid tickets on Omio for £67.
        • Ryanair, Iberia, easyJet, Iberia Express, Air Europa, British Airways, Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Finnair, TAP Portugal, Luxair, Air France, German Airways, Norwegian Air, SWISS or PGA-Portugalia Airlines can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Iberia Express from London to Madrid for £65 on Omio.
        • Renfe (3), Renfe-SNCF or Eurostar can take you to Madrid by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe (3) from London to Madrid for £19.

        Yes, there are direct services available from London to Madrid with the following travel companies:

        • Take a direct coach with.
        • Direct flight with Iberia, easyJet, Iberia Express or Air Europa.
        • Take a direct train with.

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

        Omio customers who travel from London to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

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