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Travel Information from Manchester to Madrid

distanceDistance903 miles (1456 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £25 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

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

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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.

What are the international travel restrictions for Spain due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling between Manchester and Madrid?

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:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • 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 21/01/2022; 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 Manchester to Madrid.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Manchester, 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:

  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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 21/01/2022. 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 Manchester from Madrid.

What are my travel options from Manchester to Madrid?

You can travel from Manchester to Madrid by flight.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to Madrid?

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

How far is Madrid from Manchester?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Manchester to Madrid?

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Manchester Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.

Which travel operators can get me 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 £25 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Madrid from Manchester?

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

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

Before travelling from Manchester to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £25 one way.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Madrid 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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