There are 13 ways to get from Liverpool to Spain 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 to Madrid  •  6 h 32 min

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

$53 - $246

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Fly Liverpool to Malaga  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Malaga (AGP) LPL - AGP

$42 - $281

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Train to Manchester, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Barcelona (BCN) MAN - BCN

$51 - $279

Fly Liverpool to Barcelona  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Barcelona (BCN) LPL - BCN

$46 - $316

Fly Liverpool to Madrid  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Madrid (MAD) LPL - MAD

$48 - $203

Train to Birmingham, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

$74 - $296

Fly Liverpool to Alicante, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Alicante (ALC) LPL - ALC
  2. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia

$82 - $295

Train  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  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 / ...

$466 - $758

Train, bus  •  26 h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid

$284 - $556

Bus  •  32 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

$100 - $189

Train, car ferry  •  33 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  4. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A

$261 - $615

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h 50 min

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

$198 - $532

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19 h 47 min

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

$433 - $570

Questions & Answers

The distance between Liverpool and Spain is 933 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Spain without a car is to train which takes 16 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Liverpool to Spain, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Spain is to fly which takes 6 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 32 h 25 min.

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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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Iberia, Ryanair, TAP Portugal and five other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 325+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Spain.
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  • Distance: 933.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Spain?

Ryanair and easyJet fly from Liverpool to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Liverpool to Madrid via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 16 h 12 min.

Airlines
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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
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
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Liverpool to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Liverpool to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
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
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Liverpool to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Liverpool to Alicante via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
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 Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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 Manchester to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Liverpool to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $1,500
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
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
$260 - $390
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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
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 Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
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
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.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 - $20
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

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