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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Glasgow by plane, bus, train, car ferry, night bus, car or car train

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 Edinburgh, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAD - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$67 - $238

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Fly to Glasgow  •  7h 38m

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

$66 - $332

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Fly to Glasgow/Prestwick, train  •  8h 52m

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

$84 - $328

Train  •  19h 15m

  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 Euston to Glasgow Central

$585 - $939

Bus  •  36h 45m

  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 Glasgow M11 / ...

$131 - $241

Train, car ferry  •  38h 25m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Glasgow Central

$342 - $757

Bus, night bus  •  39h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London
  3. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station M20

$164 - $291

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 53m

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

$234 - $597

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  27h 47m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Perpignan to Lille Europe Tgv
  5. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to Gare de Calais Fréthun Tgv
  6. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  7. Drive from Folkestone to Glasgow

$615 - $753

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Glasgow is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 6h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Glasgow is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 6h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Glasgow via Bilbao and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 45m.

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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 Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 15m.

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The distance between Madrid and Glasgow is 1718 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 19h 15m and costs 500€ - 850€.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Madrid to Glasgow, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Glasgow 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 Glasgow is to fly which takes 7h 38m and costs 55€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 500€ - 850€ and takes 19h 15m, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 210€ and takes 36h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 1073.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 32m

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

British Airways, Aer Lingus and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Glasgow hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Glasgow via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 19h 15m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Porto, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow/Prestwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Liverpool, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,200 - $4,600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Train operators
ScotRail
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
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
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Perpignan to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$210 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $410
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$63 - $66
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Gare de Calais Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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, Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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

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Glasgow is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 12:47 PM in Madrid and 11:47 AM in Glasgow.

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

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Iberia, Aer Lingus, KLM and seven other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 845+ hotels available in Glasgow. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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