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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) by plane, train, car, car ferry or bus

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Fly to Bristol  •  4h 44m

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

£26 - £99

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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAD - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

£89 - £256

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 27m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Bristol Airport (BRS)

£119 - £360

Train, car ferry  •  30h 17m

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

£148 - £505

Bus via Paris  •  30h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station

£79 - £95

Bus  •  31h 22m

  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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station

£133 - £184

Train, bus  •  33h 35m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station

£128 - £181

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  • 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
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bristol Airport (BRS) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bristol Airport (BRS) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bristol Airport (BRS) is 2 metres.

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

No, returning to Spain from United Kingdom is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) is to fly which costs €29 - €120 and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) is to fly which costs €29 - €120 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS). However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, London Victoria Coach Station and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 47m.

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It is approximately 764 miles to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS).

The best way to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 30h 17m and costs €170 - €600.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS), including transfers.

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Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs €29 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris, which costs €90 - €120 and takes 30h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS).
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  • Distance: 763.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Bristol Airport (BRS), England?

easyJet, KLM and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Bristol Airport (BRS) via Paris, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, London - Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria Coach Station, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 30h 47m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£18 - £90
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £600
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Rabat
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£200 - £280
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
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-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £60
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
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
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 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
Bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£80 - £120
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 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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Bristol Airport (BRS) is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 4:55 PM in Madrid and 3:55 PM in Bristol Airport (BRS).

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

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There are 426+ hotels available in Bristol Airport (BRS). Prices start at £75 per night.

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