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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Bath by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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 to Bristol

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bristol (BRS)

Fly to London Heathrow, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Heathrow (LHR)
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bath Spa

Fly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Bath Spa

Fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Logrono
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Bath Spa

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads

Train, car ferry via Chamartin

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Bath

Bus via Paris

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bath

Bus

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

Madrid to Bath by train, walk and car ferry

The journey time between Madrid and Bath is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 901 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 22h 47m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 1h. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, Brittany Ferries, CrossCountry and others, the Madrid to Bath service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Bath Spa. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
27h 58m
Layover time:
22h 47m
Total time:
2 days 2h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 1h
Journey distance:
901 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
£156
Carbon emissions:
154 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:25
Last service departs at:
13:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Bath train, walk and car ferry schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bath is to fly which costs €55 - €180 and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bath is to fly which costs €55 - €180 and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Bath. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Bath via Paris and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 55m.

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It is approximately 764 miles to get from Madrid to Bath.

The best way to get from Madrid to Bath without a car is to train and bus which takes 24h 59m and costs €240 - €600.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Madrid to Bath, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bath is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs €55 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 30h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Madrid to Bath bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bath station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bath.
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  • Distance: 764.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Bath twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Bath via Paris and London Victoria Coach Station in around 30h 55m.

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
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £240
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
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£12 - £85
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£15 - £95
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£30 - £90
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £90
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£24 - £90
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £90
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £300
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £230
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £130
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £300
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Monday, 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £220
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £200
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£22 - £65
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
Every day
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Reading to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£26 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
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.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Logrono
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Logroño to Lille
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£80 - £120
Website
alsa.com
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
£90 - £130
Website
alsa.com
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
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£21 - £26
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
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 Bath
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
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 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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Bath is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 4:35 AM in Madrid and 3:35 AM in Bath.

easyJet, KLM, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bristol Airport.

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