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There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid by plane, bus, train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Manchester  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Madrid (MAD) MAN - MAD

43€ - 209€

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Bus to Liverpool, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Madrid (MAD) LPL - MAD

53€ - 184€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Madrid (MAD) BHX - MAD

85€ - 339€

Train  •  17h 9m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly 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

351€ - 883€

Bus  •  31h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 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

105€ - 221€

Bus, night bus  •  31h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from London to Paris, Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America

89€ - 151€

Train, car ferry  •  33h 8m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv

224€ - 551€

Drive, car ferry  •  29h 39m

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

168€ - 466€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 31m

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

380€ - 492€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid is to fly which costs £35 - £190 and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid is to fly which costs £35 - £190 and takes 5h 31m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Madrid is 908 miles.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 17h 9m and costs £310 - £800.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs £35 - £190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £310 - £800 and takes 17h 9m, you could also bus, which costs £90 - £200 and takes 31h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Greater Manchester. It is currently 5:53 PM in Greater Manchester and 6:53 PM in Madrid.

Iberia, easyJet, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 4059+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 60€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 908.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Madrid, Spain?

Ryanair, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Greater Manchester to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greater Manchester to Madrid via Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston Station, King's Cross St. Pancras, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Avignon Tgv in around 17h 9m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 420€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 420€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 420€
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 440€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 440€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 230€
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 950€
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
29€ - 45€
Anytime Single
45€ - 70€
Off-Peak Single
35€ - 55€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 160€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
60€ - 95€
Anytime Single
100€ - 160€
Off-Peak Single
110€ - 160€
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 75€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 75€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
90€ - 150€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
55€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
90€ - 150€
Eurostar
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
110€ - 170€
1st Class
170€ - 270€
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 Renfe
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Schedules at
terravision.eu
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
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National Express
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
55€ - 90€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 45€
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
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid Av America
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Night bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
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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