There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to Madrid by plane, bus, train, car ferry, night bus, 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  •  7h 48m

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

74€ - 189€

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6h 41m

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

69€ - 263€

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Train, train to Newcastle, fly  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Madrid (MAD) NCL - MAD

103€ - 362€

Train  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Avignon Tgv Eil
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

474€ - 1089€

Bus  •  36h 35m

  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 210

136€ - 196€

Train, car ferry  •  37h 47m

  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

382€ - 1002€

Night bus, bus  •  37h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M20
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Madrid Est Sur 210

115€ - 192€

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 55m

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

217€ - 535€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 38m

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

431€ - 562€

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs £60 - £240 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to bus and fly which costs £60 - £240 and takes 6h 41m.

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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 36h 35m.

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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 Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar and Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 22m.

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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 which takes 19h 22m and costs £410 - £1,000.

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It takes approximately 7h 48m 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 Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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

easyJet, British Airways and five other airlines fly from Glasgow to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Madrid via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Avignon Tgv in around 19h 22m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 500€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 500€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
Flights from Newcastle to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 650€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
11€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
26€ - 35€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 210€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
70€ - 85€
Anytime Day 1st Class
140€ - 210€
Train from Glasgow Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
280€ - 650€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
280€ - 340€
Anytime Day 1st Class
460€ - 650€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
18€ - 26€
Off-Peak Day Single
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 60€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
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
149€
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
9h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
National Express
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 Glasgow to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Blablabus
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid Av America
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Madrid Est Sur
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
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 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
70€ - 95€
Car
220€ - 320€

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Madrid is to fly which takes 7h 48m and costs £65 - £170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £410 - £1,000 and takes 19h 22m, you could also bus, which costs £110 - £180 and takes 36h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Madrid Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 5:01 AM in Glasgow and 6:01 AM in Madrid.

Glasgow to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3425+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ 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 £8.

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