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

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Fly to London Heathrow

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

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Fly to London Stansted

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Stansted (STN)

Fly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Farringdon

Fly to London City

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

Fly to London Luton, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Luton (LTN)
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International

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 Intl

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 to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to British Museum

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Madrid to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to British Museum
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Yes, entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in British Museum is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in British Museum is subject to regional advice.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to British Museum is to bus via Paris which costs €75 - €110 and takes 27h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to British Museum is to fly which costs €60 - €400 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to British Museum. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Holborn, Museum Street via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Victoria Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to British Museum. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at London St Pancras Intl via Barcelona-Sants, Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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The distance between Madrid and British Museum is 790 miles.

The best way to get from Madrid to British Museum without a car is to train which takes 13h 55m and costs €250 - €600.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Madrid to British Museum, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to British Museum 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 British Museum is to fly which takes 5h 25m and costs €60 - €400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €250 - €600 and takes 13h 55m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs €75 - €110 and takes 27h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to British Museum.
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  • Distance: 790.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and British Museum, England?

British Airways, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Madrid to British Museum hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to British Museum via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Paris Nord, and London St Pancras Intl in around 13h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £430
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £440
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £400
Flights from Madrid to London City via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £1,100
Flights from Madrid to London City via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £1,100
Flights from Madrid to London City via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £1,100
Flights from Madrid to London City via Mahon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £430
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £440
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Flights from Madrid to London City via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £1,100
Flights from Madrid to London City via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £1,100
Flights from Madrid to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£300 - £1,600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £420
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £400
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £290
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £290
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £290
Flights from Madrid to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£90 - £340
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £650
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Madrid to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £650
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Renfe AVE
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £70
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Blablabus
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 - £280
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Madrid to British Museum bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at London - Victoria Coach Station.

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British Museum is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 5:57 AM in Madrid and 4:57 AM in British Museum.

Madrid to British Museum train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Intl station.

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Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 2011+ hotels available in British Museum. Prices start at £75 per night.

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