How to get from Madrid to Cardiff

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Travel Information between Madrid and Cardiff

distanceDistance763 miles (1230 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £154 • 4 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM Cityhopper

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 763 miles (1230 km) to Cardiff from Madrid. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are KLM Cityhopper among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Cardiff.

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

Can travellers from Spain enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 25/06/2022. 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 to Cardiff from Madrid.

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

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 24/06/2022. 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 Madrid from Cardiff.

There are 4 ways to travel from Madrid to Cardiff including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Cardiff is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

A ferry is about £13 less than a coach, which costs on average £13 for this journey.

A ferry is about £154 less than a flight, which costs on average £154 for this route.

A ferry journey is usually £2 less than a journey to Cardiff by train, which costs on average £2 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Madrid and Cardiff is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 24 h 33 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Cardiff is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Cardiff as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Cardiff Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cardiff Central.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Cardiff:

  • You can go to Cardiff from Madrid by plane with KLM Cityhopper. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £154 with KLM Cityhopper from Madrid to Cardiff on Omio.
Your journey from Madrid to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Birmingham to your Madrid to Cardiff trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £13 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £154 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £2 one way on average.

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

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