There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Madrid by plane, bus, train, night 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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Fly from Glasgow  •  5 h 56 min

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

$66 - $333

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6 h 34 min

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

$68 - $239

Train  •  18 h 47 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 / ...

$584 - $939

Bus  •  35 h 20 min

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

$111 - $199

Night train, bus  •  35 h 54 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - South Station

$121 - $174

Train, car ferry  •  37 h 19 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-Puerta de Atocha A

$354 - $755

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

$240 - $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

$471 - $626

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to fly which costs £50 - £260 and takes 5 h 56 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 47 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 47 min and costs £440 - £750.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 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 5 h 56 min and costs £50 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £440 - £750 and takes 18 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs £85 - £160 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: 5 h 56 min

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

Ryanair, 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 47 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
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
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 40 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$200
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
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-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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.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
Twice daily
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Bilbao to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
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 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $360

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 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 1:03 PM in Glasgow and 2:03 PM in Madrid.

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

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Ryanair, easyJet, KLM and British Airways offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3683+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 19 min and costs £7.

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