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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Madrid (MAD) LHR - MAD

€73 - €243

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Train, bus to London Stansted, fly  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Madrid (MAD) STN - MAD

€42 - €171

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Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Madrid (MAD) LGW - MAD

€70 - €124

Train to London City, fly  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Madrid (MAD) LCY - MAD

€108 - €325

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  8h 49m

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

€69 - €178

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Madrid (MAD) SEN - MAD

€57 - €141

Train  •  15h 2m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€288 - €647

Train, bus via Bilbao  •  27h 50m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

€163 - €252

Train, bus  •  28h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793

€133 - €172

Train, bus via Palencia  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
  3. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio

€204 - €304

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 36m

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

Eurotunnel, drive  •  15h 18m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Madrid

€326 - €407

Ashford International Station to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Ashford International Station and Madrid is around 26h 14m and covers a distance of around 2231 km. The fastest train normally takes 24h 54m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, Eurostar, Transilien and others, the Ashford International Station to Madrid train service departs from Ashford International and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
26h 14m
Fastest train time:
24h 54m
Train distance:
2231 km
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€288
Carbon emissions:
117 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:16
Last train departs at:
15:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ashford International Station to Madrid train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Ashford International Station to Madrid is to train and bus and fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 6h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford International Station to Madrid is to train and fly which costs £60 - £210 and takes 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford International Station to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Ashford International and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 2m.

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It is approximately 1244 km to get from Ashford International Station to Madrid.

The best way to get from Ashford International Station to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 15h 2m and costs £240 - £600.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Ashford International Station to Madrid, including transfers.

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Ashford International Station to Madrid train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Ashford International station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Ashford International Station. It is currently 9:11 AM in Ashford International Station and 10:11 AM in Madrid.

Ashford International Station to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Map of how to get from Ashford International Station to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1243.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between Ashford International Station, England and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a train from Ashford International Station to Madrid via St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 15h 2m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €270
Flights from London City to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from London City to Madrid via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from London City to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from London City to Madrid via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€16 - €75
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €60
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €60
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€11 - €60
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €90
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €75
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€15 - €75
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from London City to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €1400
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €60
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €90
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€12 - €65
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €75
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €75
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from London City to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from London City to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €410
Flights from Southend to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€12 - €65
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€30 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Ashford International to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€27 - €40
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Ashford International to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€30 - €45
1st Class
€40 - €60
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
National Express
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Airport Bus Express
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
alsa.com
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
dfds.co.uk

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