There are 11 ways to get from Madrid to London by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 3m

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

£76 - £183

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 26m

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

£45 - £281

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Fly to London Stansted  •  5h 55m

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

£71 - £155

Fly to London Luton, train  •  6h

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

£69 - £241

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Birmingham (BHX) MAD - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£91 - £248

Fly to Bristol, train  •  7h 1m

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

£103 - £495

Train  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Perpignan Ave
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£275 - £569

Bus via Paris  •  26h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Madrid - Barajas Airport > Burgos > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Coquelles - France > Coquelles - UK > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£101 - £136

Bus  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao Malaga > Motril > Granada > Jaen > Bailen > Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > La Rochelle > Nantes > Rennes / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station

£117 - £178

Drive, car ferry  •  28h 51m

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

£144 - £398

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 21m

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

£310 - £392

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to London is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to London is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to London station. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at London - Victoria Coach Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to London. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Perpignan, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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The distance between Madrid and London is 790 miles.

The best way to get from Madrid to London without a car is to train which takes 14h 15m and costs 300€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Madrid to London, including transfers.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to London.
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  • Distance: 789.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and London, England?

British Airways, Iberia and five other airlines fly from Madrid to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to London King's Cross via Perpignan, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £200
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £200
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £200
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £310
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £260
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £310
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £430
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £310
Flights from Madrid to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £210
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £180
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £260
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£250 - £550
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £140
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £100
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £90
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Perpignan to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£110 - £160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£110 - £140
1st Class
£130 - £160
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
£28 - £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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
Eurolines FR
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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The best way to get from Madrid to London is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs 80€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 300€ - 650€ and takes 14h 15m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 26h.

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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 London bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 10:05 AM in Madrid and 9:05 AM in London.

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

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Air France, British Airways and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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