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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Holyrood Palace by plane, train, car ferry, bus, car, night bus or car train

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Fly to Edinburgh

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Edinburgh (EDI)

Fly to Glasgow, train

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne La Vallee Chessy
  4. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Intl
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Train, car ferry

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

Bus

  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 Edinburgh Bus Station

Drive, car ferry

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

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the night bus from Victoria, London Victoria Coach Station Arrivals to Edinburgh, Bus Station

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Madrid to Holyrood Palace by train and walk

4 Weekly Services
19h 40m Average Duration
£290 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Holyrood Palace is to fly which costs €40 - €200 and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Holyrood Palace is to fly which costs €40 - €200 and takes 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Holyrood Palace station. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station via Bilbao and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Holyrood Palace. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Edinburgh via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Marne La Vallee Chessy and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 40m.

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The distance between Madrid and Holyrood Palace is 1080 miles.

The best way to get from Madrid to Holyrood Palace without a car is to train which takes 19h 40m and costs €340 - €1200.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Madrid to Holyrood Palace, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Holyrood Palace 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 Holyrood Palace is to fly which takes 6h 25m and costs €40 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €340 - €1200 and takes 19h 40m, you could also bus, which costs €160 - €240 and takes 37h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Holyrood Palace.
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  • Distance: 1080 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Holyrood Palace, Scotland?

Ryanair, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Madrid to Holyrood Palace hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Holyrood Palace via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Marne La Vallee Chessy, London St Pancras Intl, London Kings Cross, and Edinburgh in around 19h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £490
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £370
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £370
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Liverpool, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£28 - £230
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£28 - £230
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £230
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£28 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £650
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £850
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Edinburgh via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£60 - £70
1st Class
£65 - £75
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£40 - £60
Rail 1st Class
£55 - £80
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
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
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £130
Website
ALSA
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
National Express
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Victoria, London Victoria Coach Station Arrivals to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £35
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 Madrid - South Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Blablabus
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 Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Madrid to Holyrood Palace bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Madrid to Holyrood Palace train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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KLM, Air France, Aer Lingus and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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