There are 9 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Spain by plane, train, bus, 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 to Barcelona  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

$68 - $269

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Fly to Madrid  •  2 h 53 min

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

$77 - $294

Fly to Malaga  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Malaga (AGP) LHR - AGP

$88 - $386

Train  •  14 h 42 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 / ...

$358 - $591

Bus ALSA  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid Ouibus

$86 - $171

Bus Ouibus  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America Ouibus

$70 - $101

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h 15 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

$200 - $747

Train, car ferry  •  32 h 34 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

$175 - $577

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 41 min

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

$393 - $513

Questions & Answers

The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Spain is 815 miles.

The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Spain without a car is to train which takes 14 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Spain, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Spain is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 27 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss, British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 325+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Spain.
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  • Distance: 815.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Vueling Airlines, British Airways and five other airlines fly from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Madrid 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-Renfe in around 14 h 42 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malaga via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
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
$260 - $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.

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 - $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
$173
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 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 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
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 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
$460 - $650
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$330 - $470

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