There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Madrid by plane, train, bus, night 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 Edinburgh  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Madrid (MAD) EDI - MAD

52€ - 207€

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Madrid (MAD) GLA - MAD

72€ - 335€

Train  •  19h 11m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Avignon Tgv Eil
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

408€ - 722€

Bus  •  36h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid 210

136€ - 197€

Night bus, bus  •  36h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M20
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Madrid Est Sur 210

113€ - 188€

Train, car ferry  •  37h 28m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv

290€ - 647€

Drive, car ferry  •  33h 9m

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

214€ - 541€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 43m

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

421€ - 558€

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid is to fly which costs £40 - £180 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid is to fly which costs £40 - £180 and takes 6h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Madrid via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via London St Pancras Eurostar and Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 11m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Madrid is 1728 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 19h 11m and costs £340 - £650.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Edinburgh to Madrid, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Madrid bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Madrid train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 11m and costs £40 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £340 - £650 and takes 19h 11m, you could also bus, which costs £110 - £170 and takes 36h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1727.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Madrid, Spain?

easyJet, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Avignon Tgv in around 19h 11m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2000€ - 4200€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2000€ - 4200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
65€ - 100€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
220€ - 390€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
340€ - 390€
Standard
220€ - 270€
Standard Premier
280€ - 350€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 280€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
150€ - 170€
1st Class
230€ - 280€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
180€ - 280€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
100€ - 160€
Anytime Single
180€ - 280€
Off-Peak Single
210€ - 310€
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
156€
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Book at
National Express
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
Blablabus
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
95€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid Av America
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Madrid Est Sur
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Eurolines FR
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
Megabus 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
75€ - 330€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
75€ - 100€
Car
230€ - 330€

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Edinburgh to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 4:36 PM in Edinburgh and 5:36 PM in Madrid.

Edinburgh to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Iberia, Air France, Ryanair and four other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 4334+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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