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from Madrid to London

You can get from Madrid to London by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to London on 19 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15Madrid Barajas Airport2h30 07:45London Stansted Airport
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£141One-way
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06:15Madrid Barajas Airport2h30 07:45London Stansted Airport
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£141One-way
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18:10Madrid Barajas Airport2h30 19:40London Stansted Airport
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£731One-way
09:00Madrid Barajas Airport2h35 10:35London Heathrow Airport
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£831One-way
07:30Madrid Barajas Airport2h25 08:55London Heathrow Airport
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£831One-way

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Wed
19 Jan
£14Ryanair
Thu
20 Jan
£41Air Europa
Fri
21 Jan
£59Air Europa
Sat
22 Jan
£41Air Europa
Sun
23 Jan
£55Iberia
Mon
24 Jan
£55Iberia
Tue
25 Jan
£13Ryanair
Wed
26 Jan
£12Ryanair
Thu
27 Jan
£12Ryanair
Fri
28 Jan
£13Ryanair
Sat
29 Jan
£12Ryanair
Sun
30 Jan
£52Ryanair
Mon
31 Jan
£16Ryanair
Tue
1 Feb
£13Ryanair
Wed
2 Feb
£13Ryanair
Thu
3 Feb
£13Ryanair
Fri
4 Feb
£13Ryanair
Sat
5 Feb
£13Ryanair
Sun
6 Feb
£15Ryanair
Mon
7 Feb
£13Ryanair

Travel Information to London from Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£121 - £221
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £121 • 27 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £221 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM or BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel 783 miles (1263 km) by flight or coach between Madrid and London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £121. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are KLM or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to London.

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Travel to London 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 London.
FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for United Kingdom due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling from Madrid to London?

Travel from Madrid, Spain to London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into London from Madrid restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to London, United Kingdom from Madrid?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 17/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Madrid and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Madrid, Spain from London, United Kingdom?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from London, 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 London?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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 16/01/2022. 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 London here.

What are my Madrid to London travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Madrid to London: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Madrid and London?

The cheapest way from Madrid to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £121 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is generally £100 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £221 from Madrid to London.

What is the fastest way to London from Madrid?

The fastest way from Madrid to London is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 25 min.

Other travel options to London from Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 27 h 45 min.

How far is it from Madrid to London?

You should expect to travel around 783 miles (1263 km) from Madrid to London.

When going from Madrid to London, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in London at London Heathrow Airport.
  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Who can get me from Madrid to London?

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

  • KLM can take you to London by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM from Madrid to London for £221.
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to London by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Madrid to London tickets on Omio for £121.

Is it possible to travel directly from Madrid to London?

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

  • You can find a direct flight to London with easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Air Europa or Iberia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to London?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets between Madrid and London online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £221 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £121 one way on average.

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