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from Madrid to Cardiff

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Travel Information to Cardiff from Madrid

distanceDistance763 miles (1230 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £139 • 10 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM

Take a flight to travel 763 miles (1230 km) between Madrid and Cardiff. KLM is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Cardiff.

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

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

Can travellers from Spain enter United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

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

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

This information was last checked on 07/12/2021. 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 Madrid to Cardiff.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Spain from Cardiff, United Kingdom?

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

Is my journey back to Madrid from Cardiff restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Cardiff?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 07/12/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Cardiff closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Madrid to Cardiff travel options?

Getting from Madrid to Cardiff includes taking a flight.

What is the fastest way to Cardiff from Madrid?

Travelling by flight is also the quickest way from Madrid to Cardiff. It takes on average 10 h 40 min   to travel this journey.

How far is Cardiff from Madrid?

The distance between Madrid and Cardiff is around 763 miles (1230 km).

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

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

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

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

  • KLM can get you to Cardiff by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM from Madrid to Cardiff for £139 on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Cardiff?
Many of our customers travelling from Madrid to Cardiff don't make Cardiff their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Bristol or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your Madrid and Cardiff trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cardiff to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from Madrid to Cardiff online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £139 one way.

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

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