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There are 7 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Madrid (MAD) STN - MAD

17€ - 270€

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Train, bus  •  28h 18m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin Alv

143€ - 203€

Bus  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from STANSTED Airport London to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

131€ - 186€

Bus via Paris  •  30h

  1. Take the bus from STANSTED Airport London to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America

122€ - 171€

Drive, car ferry  •  29h 29m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Madrid

163€ - 449€

Bus, train  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from STANSTED Airport London to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
  3. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio

188€ - 259€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 32m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Madrid

331€ - 428€

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid is to fly which costs £16 - £250 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid is to fly which costs £16 - £250 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid. However, there are services departing from STANSTED Airport London and arriving at Madrid via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 50m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Madrid is 1311 km.

The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid without a car is to train and bus which takes 28h 18m and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid bus services, operated by National Express, depart from STANSTED Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid is to fly which takes 3h 16m and costs £16 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £170 and takes 28h 50m.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1311.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 16m

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Madrid, Spain?

Ryanair, Air Leisure and four other airlines fly from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Madrid via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and Bilbao in around 28h 50m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 170€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 170€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Train operators
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-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
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
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
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 Palencia
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160€ - 220€
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 STANSTED Airport London to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
National Express
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€
Website
Airport Bus Express
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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€

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Madrid is 1h ahead of London Stansted Airport (STN). It is currently 7:09 AM in London Stansted Airport (STN) and 8:09 AM in Madrid.

Vueling Airlines, Iberia, Air Leisure and three other airlines offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Madrid Airport.

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