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There are 9 ways to get from Bristol to Madrid by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car 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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Fly from Bristol  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Madrid (MAD) BRS - MAD

$79 - $255

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Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Madrid (MAD) BHX - MAD

$92 - $399

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 5m

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

$162 - $447

Train, bus  •  25h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$310 - $487

Bus FlixBus  •  28h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station 040
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid 793

$113 - $190

Bus ALSA  •  29h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station 040
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

$108 - $177

Train, car ferry  •  29h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A

$195 - $549

Drive, car ferry  •  27h 7m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Madrid

$156 - $478

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  23h 13m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Est / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nîmes Tgv
  5. Take the train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  7. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$535 - $666

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Madrid is to fly which costs £60 - £200 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Madrid is to fly which costs £60 - £200 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Neptuno via London, Paris, Paris and Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 46m.

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The distance between Bristol and Madrid is 769 miles.

The best way to get from Bristol to Madrid without a car is to train and bus which takes 25h 33m and costs £230 - £380.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Bristol to Madrid, including transfers.

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Bristol to Madrid bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 22m and costs £60 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £150 and takes 28h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Bristol to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 769 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

easyJet, KLM and six other airlines fly from Bristol to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Madrid via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris, Paris, Madrid, and Méndez Álvaro - Terminal in around 28h 46m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$63 - $66
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $330
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$119
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 4:24 AM in Bristol and 5:24 AM in Madrid.

easyJet, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3944+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs £9.

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