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

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Fly to Glasgow  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Glasgow (GLA) MAD - GLA

£43 - £146

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Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAD - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street

£72 - £282

Fly to Glasgow/Prestwick, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) MAD - PIK
  2. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central

£54 - £212

Fly to Newcastle, train  •  9h 48m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Newcastle (NCL) MAD - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

£99 - £482

Train  •  20h 47m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

£427 - £1,005

Bus via Paris  •  36h 20m

  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 - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Victoria Coach Station Arrivals to Buchanan Bus Station M11

£130 - £200

Bus  •  38h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao 210
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan 809

£131 - £197

Train, car ferry  •  38h 21m

  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 Glasgow Central

£331 - £917

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 52m

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

£194 - £474

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 38m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Glasgow

£381 - £497

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Glasgow is to fly which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Glasgow is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 320€ and takes 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Glasgow station. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Victoria Coach Station Arrivals. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Glasgow Central via Avignon Tgv, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 47m.

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The distance between Madrid and Glasgow is 1074 miles.

The best way to get from Madrid to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 20h 47m and costs 470€ - 1200€.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Madrid to Glasgow, including transfers.

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Madrid to Glasgow bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Avénida de America station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Glasgow is to fly which takes 7h 33m and costs 45€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 470€ - 1200€ and takes 20h 47m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs 140€ - 230€ and takes 36h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 1073.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 33m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Glasgow, Scotland?

British Airways, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Glasgow hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Glasgow via Avignon Tgv, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 20h 47m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £250
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £950
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via London Gatwick, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via Liverpool, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£75 - £300
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £130
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £450
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £430
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £460
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £390
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Madrid to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £390
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Plymouth to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£240 - £600
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£240 - £300
Anytime Day 1st Class
£400 - £600
TransPennine Express
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£95 - £140
Website
alsa.com
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
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £22
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Av America to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Glasgow Buchanan
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £19
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 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Madrid to Glasgow bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 9:09 AM in Madrid and 8:09 AM in Glasgow.

Madrid to Glasgow train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Aer Lingus, easyJet, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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