There are 14 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 3 min

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

$104 - $503

Cheapest option

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$82 - $308

12 alternative options

Fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 30 min

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

$117 - $333

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7 h 2 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

$160 - $438

Fly to London Stansted, train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$89 - $290

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7 h 40 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

$95 - $325

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 6 min

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

$107 - $393

Train, bus  •  21 h 40 min

  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 bus from Paris, Paris to London 700
  4. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central

$343 - $442

Bus Ouibus  •  30 h 30 min

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

$90 - $131

Drive, car ferry  •  28 h 24 min

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

$162 - $627

Train, car ferry  •  31 h 23 min

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

$170 - $576

Train, car ferry via Chamartín  •  31 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth

$173 - $582

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

$158 - $237

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  22 h 8 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

$547 - $674

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

KLM, Air France and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Southampton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Southampton via Hernani, London, and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 30 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Madrid to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
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 Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, 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 Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 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 Pisa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
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 20 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
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 Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madrid to London Luton via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Madrid to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham International to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $240
1st Class
$280 - $420
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $260
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $22
1st Class
$24 - $40
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $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 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
renfe.com
SNCF
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
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$19 - $30
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$14 - $60
Premier
$35 - $65
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
$184
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to London
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Ouibus
National Express
ALSA
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
$35 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
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
$110 - $550
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$110 - $150
Car
$360 - $550
Car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$110 - $140
Car
$350 - $500

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madrid to Southampton?

The distance between Madrid and Southampton is 1180 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Southampton?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Southampton is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 30 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Southampton?

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Southampton is to fly and train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 130€ - 360€.

Is there a direct bus between Madrid and Southampton?

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station via Hernani and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Madrid to Southampton?

It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to get from Madrid to Southampton, including transfers.