There are 13 ways to get from Madrid to Southampton by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Southampton  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Southampton (SOU) MAD - SOU

$104 - $523

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  28 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Center - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to London
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 032

$71 - $98

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Fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 23 min

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

$117 - $328

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAD - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

$152 - $428

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Gatwick (LGW) MAD - LGW
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central

$76 - $294

Fly to London Stansted, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Stansted (STN) MAD - STN
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$86 - $286

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 8 min

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

$102 - $383

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to London Luton (LTN) MAD - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$92 - $319

Train  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$319 - $747

Drive, car ferry  •  28 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bilbao
  2. Take the car ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth

$152 - $547

Train, car ferry  •  31 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth

$155 - $531

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
  2. Take the bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 032

$136 - $216

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  22 h 24 min

  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 Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe Tgv
  5. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  6. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  7. Drive from Folkestone to Southampton

$527 - $647

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Southampton is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 28 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Southampton is to fly and train which costs 130€ - 370€ and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Southampton is 1180 km.

It takes approximately 7 h to get from Madrid to Southampton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station via Paris City Center - Bercy and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 18 min.

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

KLM, Air France and seven other airlines fly from Madrid to Southampton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Southampton via Barcelona Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, London St. Pancras International, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 17 h 19 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Vigo
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Madrid to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Birmingham International to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$130 - $480
Premier
$340 - $550
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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
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 Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
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 Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Southampton City Centre, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Moncloa to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$340 - $470
Car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $130
Car
$330 - $460

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