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

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Fly to London Gatwick  •  5h 22m

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

£49 - £319

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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAD - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£93 - £231

Fly to London Stansted, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Stansted (STN) MAD - STN
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£94 - £192

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Luton (LTN) MAD - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Brighton

£83 - £249

Train  •  17h 17m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

£292 - £854

Bus  •  29h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to Brighton 025 / ...

£71 - £87

Bus, night bus, train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgos
  2. Take the night bus from Burgos to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£153 - £249

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 40m

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

£163 - £281

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Brighton is to bus which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 29h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Brighton is to fly which costs 50€ - 360€ and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Madrid and arriving at Brighton via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Brighton via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Lille Europe and London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 17m.

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The distance between Madrid and Brighton is 744 miles.

The best way to get from Madrid to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 17h 17m and costs 320€ - 950€.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Madrid to Brighton, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Brighton train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Brighton is to fly which takes 5h 22m and costs 50€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 320€ - 950€ and takes 17h 17m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 29h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 743.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

easyJet, Iberia and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Brighton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Brighton via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Lille Europe, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London St Pancras International LL in around 17h 17m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £480
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Brighton
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£35 - £45
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£24 - £30
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
£55 - £75
Promo+
£63 - £68
Flexible
£80 - £110
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

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Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£90 - £110
1st Class
£100 - £120
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£130 - £330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£290 - £330
Standard
£130 - £160
Standard Premier
£180 - £230
Train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£75 - £95
Standard Premier
£110 - £150
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
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
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 Brighton
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
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 Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Burgos to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
46h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£120 - £180
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £60
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£25
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£12
2-bed inside cabin
£40 - £60

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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

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Brighton is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:39 AM in Madrid and 5:39 AM in Brighton.

Madrid to Brighton train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Brighton station.

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Iberia, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Madrid Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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