There are 11 ways to get from Leeds to Madrid by train, plane, 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.

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Train to Manchester, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Madrid (MAD) MAN - MAD

$60 - $255

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Fly from Leeds Bradford  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Madrid (MAD) LBA - MAD

$82 - $289

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7 h 18 min

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

$100 - $413

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Madrid (MAD) LPL - MAD

$71 - $230

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  8 h 7 min

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

$110 - $351

Train  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  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 / ...

$386 - $634

Bus ALSA  •  31 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

$97 - $183

Bus Ouibus  •  32 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - South Station

$85 - $120

Train, car ferry  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha A

$264 - $621

Drive, car ferry  •  32 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
  3. Drive from Bilbao to Madrid

$239 - $803

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Madrid

$427 - $562

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Madrid is to bus which costs £65 - £95 and takes 32 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Madrid is to train and fly which costs £45 - £200 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Madrid via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 14 min.

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The distance between Leeds and Madrid is 935 miles.

The best way to get from Leeds to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 16 h 14 min and costs £290 - £490.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Leeds to Madrid, including transfers.

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Leeds to Madrid bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to Madrid train services, operated by LNER, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Madrid is to fly which takes 7 h 58 min and costs £60 - £220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £290 - £490 and takes 16 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £140 and takes 31 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 935.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

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

British Airways, KLM and 10 other airlines fly from Leeds to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leeds to Madrid via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 16 h 14 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $480
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $480
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Madrid via Arrecife
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Leeds to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $210
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (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.

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Contact Details
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $360
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$140 - $180
Car
$450 - $650

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Leeds to Madrid bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - South Station.

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Madrid is 1 h ahead of Leeds. It is currently 6:12 AM in Leeds and 7:12 AM in Madrid.

Leeds to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Iberia, TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3683+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Leeds Bradford Airport is to line 757 bus which takes 36 min and costs £4.

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