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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to Madrid by bus, plane, train, night bus, car ferry, car or car train

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6h 38m

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

46€ - 145€

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Train to Glasgow/Prestwick, fly  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Prestwick Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) to Madrid (MAD) PIK - MAD

29€ - 107€

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Fly from Glasgow  •  8h 5m

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

69€ - 909€

Train, bus  •  32h 20m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin Alv / ...

313€ - 785€

Bus  •  35h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

150€ - 221€

Night bus, bus  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793

97€ - 133€

Train, car ferry  •  37h 36m

  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-Puerta De Atocha Alv

393€ - 1016€

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 40m

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

201€ - 509€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 29m

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

405€ - 521€

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to train and fly which costs £24 - £95 and takes 8h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs £35 - £130 and takes 6h 38m.

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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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 25m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Madrid is 1718 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Madrid without a car is to train and bus which takes 32h 20m and costs £260 - £700.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m 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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The best way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to fly which takes 8h 5m and costs £55 - £800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £120 - £190 and takes 35h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1718.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

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

KLM, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Glasgow to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Madrid via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and Bilbao in around 35h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
19€ - 80€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
19€ - 80€
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
21€ - 85€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
22€ - 100€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
24€ - 110€
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
21€ - 85€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 950€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Prestwick Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 28€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
9€ - 14€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
21€ - 28€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
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
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
75€ - 95€
Car
230€ - 320€

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