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There are 12 ways to get from London to Madrid 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 from London Heathrow  •  5h 16m

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

$99 - $330

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Fly from London Gatwick  •  5h 25m

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

$53 - $268

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5h 57m

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

$56 - $238

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Madrid (MAD) LTN - MAD

$61 - $273

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 24m

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

$79 - $380

Train to Bristol, fly  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Madrid (MAD) BRS - MAD

$141 - $367

Train  •  13h 10m

  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 / ...

$356 - $581

Bus FlixBus  •  25h 11m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid 793

$101 - $172

Bus ALSA  •  27h 55m

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

$91 - $156

Bus, train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin Ave / ...

$141 - $215

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 54m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Madrid

$241 - $370

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  20h 26m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  6. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$532 - $629

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Madrid is to fly which costs £40 - £190 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Madrid is to fly which costs £75 - £260 and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Madrid. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Neptuno via Paris, Paris and Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Madrid. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 10m.

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The distance between London and Madrid is 790 miles.

The best way to get from London to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 13h 10m and costs £270 - £450.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from London to Madrid, including transfers.

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London to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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London to Madrid train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs £75 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £270 - £450 and takes 13h 10m, you could also bus, which costs £75 - £140 and takes 25h 11m.

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Map of how to get from London to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 789.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

British Airways, Iberia and eight other airlines fly from London to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Madrid via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 13h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Luton to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
Ferry operators

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

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London to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Madrid is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:09 PM in London and 9:09 PM in Madrid.

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

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Brussels Airlines, Air France, British Airways and Iberia offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3870+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14m and costs £20 - £29.

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