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.

Recommended option

Fly from London Heathrow  •  5 h 16 min

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

$99 - $330

Cheapest option

Fly from London Gatwick  •  5 h 30 min

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

$53 - $269

10 alternative options

Fly from London Stansted  •  6 h 2 min

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

$56 - $238

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5 h 50 min

  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

$58 - $276

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6 h 19 min

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

$102 - $382

Train to Bristol, fly  •  7 h 8 min

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

$144 - $371

Train  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Est
  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

$355 - $583

Bus Ouibus  •  24 h 25 min

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

$63 - $89

Bus FlixBus  •  26 h 29 min

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

$102 - $171

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Drive from London to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
  3. Drive from Bilbao to Madrid

$171 - $578

Bus, train  •  2 days 2 h

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

$142 - $217

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 27 min

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

$388 - $505

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Madrid is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 24 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £70 - £250.

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The distance between London and Madrid is 1263 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Madrid. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Madrid - Avénida de America via Paris City Center - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 25 min.

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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 RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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

British Airways, Air France and seven other airlines fly from London to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Madrid via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 12 h 50 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
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 Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 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 Gatwick to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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 Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday 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 London Luton to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
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
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h
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
$110 - $480
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$110 - $140
Car
$340 - $480

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