There are 11 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD) by plane, bus, train, 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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Fly from London Heathrow  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Madrid (MAD) LHR - MAD

$70 - $290

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Bus to London Stansted, fly  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Madrid (MAD) STN - MAD

$49 - $233

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Fly from London Gatwick  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Madrid (MAD) LGW - MAD

$80 - $306

Bus to London Luton, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Madrid (MAD) LTN - MAD

$57 - $264

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6 h 20 min

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

$104 - $421

Train  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$359 - $592

Bus ALSA  •  27 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

$100 - $166

Bus FlixBus  •  27 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport 793

$92 - $151

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h 4 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
  3. Drive from Bilbao to Madrid Airport (MAD)

$200 - $742

Train, car ferry  •  32 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Woking to Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A

$174 - $561

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Madrid Airport (MAD)

$392 - $502

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD). However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 25 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Madrid Airport (MAD) is 778 miles.

The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD) without a car is to train which takes 15 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Madrid (MAD), including transfers and time at the airport.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which takes 2 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 27 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) is 1 h ahead of London Heathrow Airport (LHR). It is currently 2:24 AM in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and 3:24 AM in Madrid Airport (MAD).

Iberia and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD).
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  • Distance: 777.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain?

British Airways, Iberia and six other airlines fly from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid Airport (MAD) via King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, 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 in around 15 h 25 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Luton to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Rabat
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
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
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
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 - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 London to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
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
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $130
Car
$330 - $460

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There are 3643+ hotels available in Madrid Airport (MAD). Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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