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

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Fly from Manchester  •  6h 5m

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

34€ - 479€

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Train to Liverpool, fly  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Madrid (MAD) LPL - MAD

78€ - 424€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  8h 11m

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

64€ - 333€

Train, car ferry  •  34h 30m

  1. Take the train from Stockport to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin Alv

239€ - 691€

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€ - 457€

Bus via Paris  •  34h 37m

  1. Take the bus from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Madrid Est Sur 210

87€ - 127€

Bus  •  35h 38m

  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 Logroño
  3. Take the bus from Logroño to Madrid 100 / ...

125€ - 202€

Train, bus  •  35h 44m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the bus from NOTTINGHAM Station Street to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Logroño
  4. Take the train from Logrono to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv

169€ - 241€

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

376€ - 489€

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid is to fly which costs £30 - £440 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid is to fly which costs £30 - £440 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Parkside and arriving at Madrid Est Sur via MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St, London and Paris, Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 37m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Madrid is 1453 km.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 34h 30m and costs £210 - £650.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Madrid bus services, operated by National Express, depart from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs £30 - £440. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris, which costs £75 - £120 and takes 34h 37m.

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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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Greater Manchester to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Madrid Est Sur station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1453.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

Iberia, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Greater Manchester to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Madrid via Manchester City Centre, St Peter's Sq, MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St, LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station, London, and Paris, Gallieni in around 34h 37m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 150€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 8€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single
11€ - 17€
Anytime Single
15€ - 23€
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
16€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
30€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single
30€ - 50€
Anytime Single
45€ - 70€
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
50€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
Train from Stockport to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
140€ - 170€
Anytime Day 1st Class
240€ - 350€
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Logrono to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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
145€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
National Express
Bus from NOTTINGHAM Station Street to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
National Express
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 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
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 Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
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€ - 310€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
70€ - 90€
Car
210€ - 310€

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