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Travel Information between Madrid and Edinburgh

distanceDistance1071 miles (1727 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £163 • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 1071 miles (1727 km) to Edinburgh from Madrid. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Edinburgh, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Spain?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Edinburgh if travelling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 28/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Madrid to Edinburgh.

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. 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 Madrid from Edinburgh here.

There are 4 travel options from Madrid to Edinburgh: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Edinburgh, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A ferry is about £31 less than a coach, which costs on average £31 for this journey.

A ferry journey is usually £163 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £163 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £5 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £5 from Madrid to Edinburgh.

The quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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In comparison, going by train can take 27 h 14 min   on average.

The Madrid to Edinburgh distance is approximately 1071 miles (1727 km).

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Madrid and Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Madrid to Edinburgh depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • Travel with easyJet to go to Edinburgh by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Madrid to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £163.
Your journey from Madrid to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Madrid to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost £31 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £163 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £5 one way on average.

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

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