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There are 12 ways to get from London to Madrid by plane, train, night bus, 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 20m

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

67€ - 295€

Cheapest option

Fly from London Stansted  •  6h 6m

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

44€ - 223€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Madrid (MAD) LGW - MAD

45€ - 234€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 1m

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

57€ - 253€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 28m

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

67€ - 338€

Train to Bristol, fly  •  7h 12m

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

119€ - 320€

Train  •  12h 45m

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

305€ - 500€

Night bus, bus  •  26h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from London to Paris, Paris N700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Orléans > Tours > Angoulême > Bordeaux City Centre > San Sebastián > Bilbao > Lerma > Madrid - Avénida de America > Madrid - South Station

51€ - 97€

Bus  •  27h 45m

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

80€ - 137€

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 Alv / ...

115€ - 174€

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 50m

  1. Drive from London to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Madrid

184€ - 328€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 21m

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

342€ - 437€

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The cheapest way to get from London to Madrid is to night bus and bus which costs £45 - £90 and takes 26h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Madrid is to fly which costs £55 - £260 and takes 5h 20m.

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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 Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Madrid. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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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 12h 45m and costs £260 - £450.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m 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 Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs £55 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £260 - £450 and takes 12h 45m, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £130 and takes 27h 45m.

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Map of how to get from London to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 789.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

Iberia, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from London Paddington to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Madrid via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 12h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 410€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 5500€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 5500€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 440€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Rabat
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Stansted to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 410€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 440€
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from London Luton to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Bristol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Bristol to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 950€
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
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
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Day Single
55€ - 85€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
29€ - 45€
Advanced Single
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
55€ - 100€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
170€ - 200€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
230€ - 340€
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
renfe.com
Renfe

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. The 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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
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
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

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
Night bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Ouibus
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 Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 70€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 29€
Reclining Seat
29€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
13€
2-bed inside cabin
45€ - 70€

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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 Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - Avénida de America station.

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Madrid is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:52 PM in London and 9:52 PM in Madrid.

London to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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

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There are 1176+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 40€ 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 £5 - £29.

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