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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Brighton by plane, train, bus, car 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.

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Fly to London Gatwick  •  5h 14m

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

£40 - £207

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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 22m

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

£87 - £302

Fly to London Stansted, train  •  7h

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

£62 - £238

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7h 24m

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

£67 - £243

Train  •  15h 26m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  4. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

£289 - £469

Bus, train  •  28h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£69 - £101

Bus  •  30h 32m

  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 Brighton 025 / ...

£78 - £143

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 40m

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

£156 - £272

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Brighton is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 5h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Brighton is to fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Brighton via Bilbao and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 32m.

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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, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord Eurostar and London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 26m.

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The distance between Madrid and Brighton is 1190 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 15h 26m and costs 320€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Madrid to Brighton, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Brighton train services, operated by Spanish Railways 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 14m and costs 45€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 320€ - 550€ and takes 15h 26m, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 170€ and takes 30h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 743.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

Iberia, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Brighton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Brighton via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London St Pancras International LL in around 15h 26m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £360
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £380
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £370
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£490 - £4,600
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£490 - £4,600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £360
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £370
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£490 - £4,600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £240
Flights from Madrid to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £300
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £300
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £200
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £380
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £25
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Spanish Railways AVE
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£150 - £170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£150 - £170
1st Class
£200 - £300
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £15
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£23 - £40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£55 - £90
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 Brighton
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Book at
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
3h
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 8:39 PM in Madrid and 7:39 PM in Brighton.

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

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Iberia, Norwegian Air International, Air Europa and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 901+ hotels available in Brighton. Prices start at £69 per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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