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£72British Airways
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Travel Information to Madrid from Manchester

distanceDistance903 miles (1456 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £23 • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 903 miles (1456 km) by flight from Manchester to Madrid. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Madrid.

How to Travel from Manchester to Madrid

When travelling to Madrid from Manchester, there are several options available. Trains, buses and flights all cover the 905-mile journey. While Manchester offers visitors many museums, Madrid boasts a Royal Place and the Museo Cerralbo.

Train: Trains to Madrid depart each day from Manchester, leaving approximately every 90 minutes between 5:00 a.m and 10:30 p.m. The service, mainly provided by Eurostar, AVE and TGV takes around 17 hours, with 3 change-overs. In Manchester, Picadilly station is located in the city centre, which is just a 3-minute walk from public transport stops. The arrival station, Puerta de Atocha, is also located centrally.

Bus: Buses from Manchester to Madrid take around 36 hours, and leave once per day at 12:15 a.m. Buses leave from the Studhill Interchange in downtown Manchester, which has connections to public transport. They arrive at Madrid's South Station, which has easy public transport access to downtown Madrid.

Flight: Flights from Manchester to Madrid leave frequently every day of the week and flights take 3 hours 50 minutes, with one stopover. The main carrier is Ryanair, although most major European airlines offer flights between the two cities. Flights operate between 5:20 a.m. and 11.45 p:m and leave from Manchester Airport, which is 8.5 miles from the city. Flights arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, located 8 miles from the city centre. Both cities are well-connected by public transport.

Travelling from Manchester to Madrid: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Madrid? With flights prices starting from £62, flying is the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Madrid
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Manchester to Madrid? Flying time between the two cities is between 4-14 hours, depending on stopovers, making this the fastest option for travel.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Madrid, Spain from Manchester, United Kingdom currently allowed?

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Manchester restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid, Spain from Manchester?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 21/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Manchester to Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

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

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Manchester, United Kingdom was last verified on 21/09/2021. 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 Manchester from Madrid.

What are my travel options from Manchester to Madrid?

You can travel to Madrid from Manchester by flight.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Madrid?

Travelling by flight is also the quickest way from Manchester to Madrid. It takes on average 2 h 30 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance from Manchester to Madrid?

You should expect to travel around 903 miles (1456 km) from Manchester to Madrid.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Manchester Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Madrid?

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

  • Ryanair can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Manchester to Madrid for £23 on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Madrid from Manchester?
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Madrid trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Madrid from Manchester online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £23 one way on average.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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