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There are 11 ways to get from Lakenheath to Madrid by train, plane, bus, taxi, car, car ferry 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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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Ely to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Madrid (MAD) LHR - MAD

115€ - 365€

Cheapest option

Line 16 bus, train, train to London Luton, fly  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the line 16 bus from Mildenhall, Bus Station to Kennett, station
  2. Take the train from Kennett to Cambridge
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  4. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Madrid (MAD) LTN - MAD

58€ - 195€

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Train to Birmingham, fly  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Ely to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Madrid (MAD) BHX - MAD

153€ - 627€

Bus, line 16 bus, train to London Stansted, fly  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Lakenheath, Post Office to Mildenhall, Bus Station
  2. Take the line 16 bus from Mildenhall, Bus Station to Kennett, station
  3. Take the train from Kennett to Cambridge
  4. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Madrid (MAD) STN - MAD

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Madrid (MAD) LGW - MAD

87€ - 324€

Train  •  18h 20m

  1. Take the train from Ely to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

362€ - 757€

Taxi, train  •  23h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from Lakenheath to St Neots
  2. Take the train from St Neots to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  5. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye Ter / ...
  6. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio

405€ - 787€

Taxi, train, bus  •  25h 2m

  1. Take a taxi from Lakenheath to St Neots
  2. Take the train from St Neots to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 803 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America

326€ - 656€

Bus  •  32h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Thetford 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 / ...

122€ - 199€

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 5m

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

169€ - 458€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 15m

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

339€ - 440€

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The cheapest way to get from Lakenheath to Madrid is to line 16 bus and train and fly which costs £50 - £180 and takes 10h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Lakenheath to Madrid is to train and fly which costs £100 - £330 and takes 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lakenheath to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lakenheath, Post Office and arriving at Madrid via Thetford, Londres Victoria Coach Station and Logroño. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 58m.

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The distance between Lakenheath and Madrid is 1373 km.

The best way to get from Lakenheath to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 18h 20m and costs £320 - £700.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Lakenheath to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lakenheath to Madrid bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Thetford station.

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The best way to get from Lakenheath to Madrid is to train which takes 18h 20m and costs £320 - £700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £180 and takes 32h 58m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Lakenheath to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1372.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Lakenheath, England and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a train from Lakenheath to Madrid via Ely, London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 18h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lakenheath to Madrid via Thetford, LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and Logroño in around 32h 58m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 390€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 180€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 180€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Rabat
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
20€ - 180€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 390€
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 850€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
40€ - 55€
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
13€ - 17€
Train from St Neots to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
26€ - 35€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 130€
Train from Lille Europe to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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
Coach Services
Phone
01842 821509
Email
info@coachservicesltd.co.uk
Website
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Lakenheath, Post Office to Mildenhall, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Coach Services
Mulleys Motorways
Phone
01284 702830
Website
mulleys.co.uk
Bus from Lakenheath, Post Office to Mildenhall, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Unknown
Mulleys Motorways
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Mildenhall, Bus Station to Kennett, station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
Stephensons of Essex
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
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
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 Thetford to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
National Express
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
220€ - 310€
Other operators
Taxi from Lakenheath to St Neots
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
Perry's Taxis
Phone
+44 7985 386 059
Website
perrystaxis.co.uk
Acorn Taxis Thetford
Phone
+44 1842 775 050
Website
acorn-taxis-thetford.business.site
A2B Taxis Thetford
Phone
+44 1842 755 222
Website
a2btaxisthetford.co.uk
Ely Cabs
Phone
+44 1353 505 040
Website
elycabs.co.uk
Alan's Taxis
Phone
+44 1353 665 050
Website
alans.taxi
24/7 Taxis EastCambs
Phone
+44 1353 780 178
Website
taxiseastcambs.uk
Suffolk Taxi
Phone
+44 1638 606 060
Style Taxis
Phone
+44 1638 66 99 66
Website
styletaxis.com
24/7 United Cabs
Phone
+44 1638 500 500
Website
247unitedcabs.com
CLM Taxis
Phone
+44 7497 554 038
Website
c-l-m-taxis.business.site
Bury Saint Edmunds Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 1284 753 836

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