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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  6h 5m

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

€47 - €177

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Train to Manchester, fly  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Madrid (MAD) MAN - MAD

€103 - €240

Train  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€375 - €1100

Train, bus  •  32h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid Barajas Airport 793

€284 - €722

Train, car ferry  •  35h 47m

  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-Chamartin Alv

€373 - €981

Bus  •  38h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Logroño
  3. Take the bus from Logroño to Madrid 100 / ...

€144 - €233

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 46m

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

€203 - €521

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 33m

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

€403 - €518

Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Madrid Chamartín Station is around 46h 31m and covers a distance of around 2810 km. The fastest train normally takes 44h 31m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Chamartin. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
46h 31m
Fastest train time:
44h 31m
Train distance:
2810 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
148 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:40
Last train departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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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 Chamartín Station is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Madrid Chamartín Station is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Spain.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Chamartin via London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants and Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 11m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Madrid Chamartín Station is 1722 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station without a car is to train which takes 20h 11m and costs £320 - £950.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs £40 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £320 - £950 and takes 20h 11m, you could also bus, which costs £120 - £200 and takes 38h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Madrid Chamartín Station is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 1:04 PM in Edinburgh and 2:04 PM in Madrid Chamartín Station.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station.
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  • Distance: 1721.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

easyJet, Air France and six other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Madrid Chamartín Station via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Atocha in around 20h 11m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €290
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €180
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €180
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €180
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€30 - €45
Off-Peak Day Single
€60 - €95
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €450
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €90
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
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
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Barajas Airport
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National 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 Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Jimenez Movilidad
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
jimenezmovilidad.es
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €25
Website
Autobuses Jiménez S.L
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
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330

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

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Air France, Ryanair, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1514+ hotels available in Madrid Chamartín Station. Prices start at €87 per night.

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