How to get from Manchester to Madrid

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from Manchester to Madrid

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

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To get from Manchester to Madrid on 30 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15Manchester Airport2h30 13:45Madrid Barajas Airport
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19:35Manchester Airport13h00 09:35Madrid Barajas Airport
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17:30Manchester Airport4h55 23:25Madrid Barajas Airport
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05:40Manchester Airport8h40 15:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information between Manchester and Madrid

distanceDistance903 miles (1456 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £143 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia

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

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Madrid

Travel to Madrid 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 Manchester to Madrid.
FAQs

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022; 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 between Manchester and Madrid.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 28/06/2022. 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 Manchester from Madrid here.

There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Madrid: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Madrid. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A ferry is about £2 less than a coach, which costs on average £2 for this route.

A ferry is about £143 less than a flight, which costs on average £143 for this journey.

A ferry is £3 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Manchester to Madrid costing on average £3.

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 40 h 30 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 25 h 14 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Madrid is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Airport and arrive in Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

  • You can travel from Manchester to Madrid by flight with Iberia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £143 with Iberia from Manchester to Madrid.

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Ryanair.

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

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

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:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £2 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £143 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £3 one way on average.

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

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