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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by plane, bus, subway, train, car, car ferry, ferry or car train

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Fly to London Heathrow

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

Fly to London Gatwick, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3

Fly to London City

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London City (LCY)

Fly to London Stansted, subway, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Stansted (STN)
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington Train Station to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar

Bus via Paris

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station

Bus

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

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Santander
  2. Take the ferry from Santander Port to Portsmouth Port
  3. Take the train from Portsmouth Harbour to Guildford

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by walk, train and subway

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 13h 15m and covers a distance of around 1356 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 5m. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 9m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Rer and others, the Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 10m
Layover time:
1h 5m
Total time:
13h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
13h 9m
Journey distance:
1356 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
114 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
07:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) walk, train and subway schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly and bus which costs €40 - €95 and takes 6h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which costs €35 - €150 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 via Madrid, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station via Barcelona-Sants, Gare de Lyon, Paris Nord, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 784 miles.

The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to train which takes 14h 25m and costs €260 - €650.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which takes 5h and costs €35 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €260 - €650 and takes 14h 25m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs €80 - €110 and takes 28h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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  • Distance: 784.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England?

Iberia, British Airways and eight other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington Train Station in around 14h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London City via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Madrid to London City via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Madrid to London City via San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London City via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£30 - £90
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£6 - £45
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London City via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Madrid to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£180 - £750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £340
Flights from Madrid to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £65
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £65
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£22 - £65
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£180 - £750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£100 - £340
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Rabat
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £650
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£9 - £14
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 Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £100
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
£50 - £70
Promo+
£57 - £62
Flexible
£75 - £100
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
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
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £25
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.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Blablabus
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Gare de Bercy Seine to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£21 - £25
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
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 Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £130
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £290
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£200 - £290
Ferry from Santander Port to Portsmouth Port
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£80 - £350
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£80 - £100
Car
£250 - £350

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