There are 13 ways to get from Manchester to Spain by plane, bus, train, car, car ferry, bus and 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 Manchester to Madrid  •  5 h 16 min

  1. MAN - MAD

$42 - $232

Cheapest option

Fly Manchester to Malaga  •  5 h 33 min

  1. MAN - AGP

$36 - $270

11 alternative options

Fly Manchester to Barcelona  •  5 h 19 min

  1. MAN - BCN

$40 - $265

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 2 min

  1. LPL - BCN

$53 - $320

Fly Manchester to Murcia, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. MAN - MJV

$151 - $677

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Malaga  •  6 h 15 min

  1. LPL - AGP

$49 - $285

Train to Birmingham, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 50 min

  1. BHX - BCN

$89 - $294

Train  •  16 h 3 min

  1. Est
  2. Tgv
  3. Ave

$462 - $763

Bus  •  30 h 35 min

$110 - $193

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h 43 min

$196 - $558

Train, car ferry  •  36 h 2 min

  1. A

$255 - $698

Bus, busferry  •  38 h 34 min

$194 - $209

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19 h 41 min

$434 - $570

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Spain?

Iberia, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from Manchester to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester to Madrid via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 16 h 3 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $480
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Manchester to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Murcia via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Murcia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Malaga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Murcia
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Manchester to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Malaga via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Primera Air
Website
primeraair.com
Flights from Manchester to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Liverpool to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Winchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Los Bloques to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
latbus.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Salamanca to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$27
Auto Res Normal
$20
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$270 - $390
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$330 - $470

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester and Spain is 1505 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Spain is to fly which costs £27 - £210 and takes 5 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester to Spain is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £30 - £180.

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester to Spain. However, there are services departing from Manchester and arriving at Callao via London Victoria, Salamanca and Méndez Álvaro - Estación Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Manchester to Spain, including transfers.