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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Madrid by bus, plane, train, 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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Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Madrid (MAD) EDI - MAD

$68 - $237

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Fly from Glasgow  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Madrid (MAD) GLA - MAD

$65 - $331

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Train  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  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 / ...

$583 - $937

Train, bus  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid 793

$169 - $273

Bus  •  35 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

$127 - $242

Train, car ferry  •  37 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A

$349 - $750

Drive, car ferry  •  32 h 55 min

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

$235 - $591

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22 h 44 min

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

$470 - $625

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Madrid via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 27 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Madrid is 1074 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 18 h 27 min and costs £440 - £750.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Glasgow to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Madrid train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to fly which takes 7 h 59 min and costs £50 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £440 - £750 and takes 18 h 27 min, you could also bus, which costs £95 - £190 and takes 35 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1073.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

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

KLM, easyJet and six other airlines fly from Glasgow to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Madrid via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 18 h 27 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,200 - $4,600
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $4,600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
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
4 h 20 min
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
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
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
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
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 Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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

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Madrid is 1 h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 7:06 AM in Glasgow and 8:06 AM in Madrid.

Glasgow to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Iberia, Transavia France, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3737+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18 min and costs £7.

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