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Recommended option

Fly from Glasgow  •  5 h 56 min

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

$66 - $332

7 alternative options

Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6 h 34 min

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

$68 - $238

Train  •  18 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Est
  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

$585 - $951

Bus ALSA  •  34 h 29 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 - Avénida de America

$122 - $249

Train, car ferry  •  37 h 18 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

$357 - $789

Bus via Hernani  •  38 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Hernani
  3. Take the bus from Hernani to Madrid - Avénida de America

$102 - $139

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 - $621

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

$474 - $629

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

Ryanair, easyJet and five 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 RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 18 h 16 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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
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
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
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
$175
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, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
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
Bus from Hamilton, Scotland to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Hernani
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
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 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$270 - $390

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Madrid is 1718 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £180 and takes 6 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 56 min and costs £45 - £250.

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 RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 16 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Madrid - Avénida de America via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Glasgow to Madrid, including transfers.