How to get from Madrid to London

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from Madrid to London

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

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To get from Madrid to London on 27 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:40Madrid Barajas Airport2h20 18:00London Stansted Airport
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22:10Madrid Barajas Airport13h10 10:20London Heathrow Airport
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22:40Madrid Barajas Airport10h40 08:20London Gatwick Airport
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22:40Madrid Barajas Airport11h20 09:00London Gatwick Airport
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12:40Madrid Barajas Airport5h25 17:05London Heathrow Airport
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Travel Information between Madrid and London

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £163 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 783 miles (1263 km) to London from Madrid. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Madrid to London.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to London

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.

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

Is international entry into London from Madrid restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

The above information was last verified on 25/06/2022. 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.

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?

  • 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 24/06/2022. 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 London here.

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

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

A ferry journey is usually £143 less than a journey to London by coach, which costs on average £143 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £163 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £163 from Madrid to London.

A ferry is £5 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Madrid to London costing on average £5.

The fastest way to get to London from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 26 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average NaN h NaN min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 19 h 49 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to London is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Madrid to London 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 London:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in London Victoria.

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:

  • 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 £143.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Madrid to London tickets on Omio for £163.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to London with.
  • You'll find direct flight services to London with Iberia Express, 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 trip.

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

Before travelling from Madrid to London, 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 coach ticket for this journey is £143 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £163 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £5 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Madrid to London 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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