Directions from Edinburgh to Madrid

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Recommended option

Fly from Edinburgh  •  5 h 58 min

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

$62 - $230

7 alternative options

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 35 min

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

$81 - $352

Train  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  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

$418 - $683

Train, bus  •  33 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid 793

$343 - $549

Bus  •  36 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station M20
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

$149 - $258

Train, car ferry  •  36 h 13 min

  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 A

$343 - $768

Drive, car ferry  •  33 h 10 min

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

$239 - $620

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22 h 53 min

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

$470 - $622

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

Iberia, easyJet and eight 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 International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 17 h 39 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$280 - $390

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Madrid is 1728 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid is to fly which costs £45 - £180 and takes 5 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 58 min and costs £45 - £180.

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 International, Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 39 min.

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 36 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Madrid, including transfers.