How to get from Madrid to Manchester

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from Madrid to Manchester

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

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To get from Madrid to Manchester on 01 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:05Madrid Barajas Airport7h00 17:05Manchester Airport
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11:05Madrid Barajas Airport7h00 17:05Manchester Airport
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16:20Madrid Barajas Airport7h40 23:00Manchester Airport
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11:05Madrid Barajas Airport12h55 23:00Manchester Airport
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13:35Madrid Barajas Airport10h25 23:00Manchester Airport
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Travel Information to Manchester from Madrid

distanceDistance903 miles (1456 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £24 • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 903 miles (1456 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Madrid and Manchester. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Manchester, 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 Manchester if travelling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Manchester, 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 29/06/2022; 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 Manchester.

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 27/06/2022. 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 Manchester.

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

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

A ferry is about £61 less than a coach, which costs on average £61 for this trip.

A ferry journey is usually £24 less than a journey to Manchester by plane, which costs on average £24 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Madrid to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 30 min.

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

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 24 h 32 min   of travel time.

The Madrid to Manchester distance is approximately 903 miles (1456 km).

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Manchester is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can travel from Madrid to Manchester by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £24 with Ryanair from Madrid to Manchester.

Yes, there are direct services available from Madrid to Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with Ryanair.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Madrid and Manchester.

Your journey from Madrid to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Madrid to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £61 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £24 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £5 one way.

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

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