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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ballintoy by plane, train, bus, ferry, car, night bus or car ferry

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 to Belfast City, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Belfast City (BHD)
  2. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Coleraine

Cheapest option

Fly to Derry

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Derry (LDY)

6 alternative options

Fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)
  2. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine

Fly to Dublin, bus, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Dublin (DUB)
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Coleraine

Fly to Edinburgh, bus, ferry, drive

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Cairnryan Port to Larne Port
  5. Drive from Larne Port to Ballintoy

Train, bus, ferry, drive

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tudela De Navarra
  2. Take the bus from Tudela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  5. Take the ferry from Cairnryan Port to Larne Port
  6. Drive from Larne Port to Ballintoy

Train, night bus, bus, ferry, drive

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
  2. Take the night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  5. Take the ferry from Cairnryan Port to Larne Port
  6. Drive from Larne Port to Ballintoy

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Roscoff
  2. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
  3. Drive from Cork Port to Ballintoy

Madrid (MAD) to Derry (LDY) flights

The flight time between Madrid (MAD) and Derry (LDY) is around 8h 26m and covers a distance of around 1024 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 5m. The fastest flight normally takes 5h. Services are operated by Ryanair, Loganair and KLM. Typically 20 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h 20m
Layover time:
4h 5m
Total time:
8h 26m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
5h
Flight distance:
1024 miles
Flights per week:
20
Cheapest price:
£17
Carbon emissions:
332 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
11:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid (MAD) to Derry (LDY) flight schedules

Spain → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Pitcairn, Qatar, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican and Vietnam

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ballintoy is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ballintoy is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Ballintoy is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ballintoy is to fly and bus and train which costs €50 - €130 and takes 11h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ballintoy is to fly which costs €35 - €160 and takes 11h 2m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Ballintoy is 1038 miles.

It takes approximately 11h 20m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ballintoy, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Belfast City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Ballintoy is 1h behind Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 9:31 AM in Madrid Atocha Station and 8:31 AM in Ballintoy.

Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Ballintoy. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Ballintoy.
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  • Distance: 1037.8 miles
  • Duration: 11h 20m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Ballintoy, Northern Ireland?

Ryanair, Loganair and KLM fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Ballintoy 3 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Flights from Madrid to Belfast City via London Heathrow, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £200
Flights from Madrid to Belfast City via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£15 - £95
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £280
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Belfast City via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £130
Flights from Madrid to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Madrid to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £180
Flights from Madrid to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
Flights from Madrid to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Madrid to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £110
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £85
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£16 - £85
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£16 - £85
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £85
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £85
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£29 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Madrid to Derry via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£17 - £110
Flights from Madrid to Derry via Amsterdam Schiphol, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Madrid to Derry via Bordeaux, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £110
Flights from Madrid to Derry via Porto, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£19 - £110
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Belfast City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £270
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Belfast City via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£15 - £95
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £230
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Coleraine
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Coleraine
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tudela De Navarra
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
Renfe Viajeros
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £55
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
£26 - £35
Promo+
£31 - £34
Flexible
£40 - £55
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Aircoach
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tudela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£100 - £150
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £160
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators

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