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There are 12 ways to get from Madrid to London by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAD - LHR

$98 - $333

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Fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Gatwick (LGW) MAD - LGW

$52 - $268

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Fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Stansted (STN) MAD - STN

$56 - $238

Fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Luton (LTN) MAD - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$61 - $273

Fly to London City  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London City (LCY) MAD - LCY

$105 - $558

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Birmingham (BHX) MAD - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

$77 - $383

Fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bristol (BRS) MAD - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington

$139 - $375

Train  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$355 - $579

Bus ALSA  •  27 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station

$101 - $156

Bus FlixBus  •  27 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport to Paris, Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London N700

$118 - $199

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Dieppe
  2. Take the car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
  3. Drive from Newhaven Ferry Port to London

$216 - $373

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

$393 - $493

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to London is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to London is to fly which costs 85€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to London station. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Londres Victoria Coach Station via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to London. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 53 min.

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The distance between Madrid and London is 1263 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to London without a car is to train which takes 13 h 53 min and costs 300€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Madrid to London, including transfers.

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Madrid to London bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to London train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to London is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 85€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 300€ - 550€ and takes 13 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 140€ and takes 27 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to London.
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  • Distance: 789.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and London, England?

British Airways, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from Madrid to London hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to London via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 13 h 53 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madrid to London City via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to London City via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to London City via Granada
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Madrid to London City via Granada
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to London City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Madrid to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Madrid to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to London City via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Madrid to London City via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Spanish Railways AVE
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Madrid to London bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 5:22 PM in Madrid and 4:22 PM in London.

Madrid to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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Air France, Brussels Airlines, British Airways and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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