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

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Madrid (MAD) LGW - MAD

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5h 56m

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

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  6h 1m

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

Fly from London City  •  7h 44m

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

Train to London Luton, fly  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Madrid (MAD) LTN - MAD

Train to Bristol, fly  •  7h 48m

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

Train, bus  •  21h 31m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid N1793 / ...

Bus, train via Paris  •  22h

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 700
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Bus, train  •  29h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Drive, car ferry  •  28h 50m

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

Bus, train #2  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio 18014 / ...

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 21m

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

Dalston to Madrid by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Dalston and Madrid is around 21h 31m and covers a distance of around 1739 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 1m. Operated by London Buses, Eurostar, Paris RER and others, the Dalston to Madrid service departs from Kingsland, Dalston Junction Station and arrives in Madrid. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

12 Weekly Services
21h 31m Average Duration
€168 Cheapest Price
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Spain is currently allowed.

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The cost-effective way to get from Dalston to Madrid is to fly, which costs £35 - £160 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Dalston to Madrid is to train and fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 5h 51m.

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The distance between Dalston and Madrid is 1268 km.

The best way to get from Dalston to Madrid without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h 31m and costs £140 - £360.

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It takes approximately 5h 51m to get from Dalston to Madrid, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 19m.

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Dalston. It is currently 1:17 PM in Dalston and 2:17 PM in Madrid.

British Airways, Iberia, Air Europa and three other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Madrid Airport.

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  • Distance: 1268.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 51m

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

Iberia, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from Dalston to Madrid hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from London City to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Flights from London City to Madrid via San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Flights from London City to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Flights from London City to Madrid via Mahon
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from London City to Madrid via San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Flights from London City to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €1400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Glasgow, Bristol
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Flights from Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Billund
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Kaunas
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Faro
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€17 - €350
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€17 - €350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Madrid via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €850
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €18
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€37 - €40
Flexible
€50 - €65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
5 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
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
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
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 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€75 - €100
Car
€230 - €330

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