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There are 6 ways to get from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid by plane, car, car ferry, train, bus or car train

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Fly  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Madrid (MAD) LPL - MAD

€30 - €210

5 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  29h 31m

  1. Drive from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Madrid

€166 - €459

Train, bus  •  35h 2m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham New Street Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Logroño
  4. Take the train from Logrono to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv

€186 - €263

Bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Warrington Interchange to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Burgos
  3. Take the bus from Burgos to Madrid

€191 - €265

Train, bus via Palencia  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio

€217 - €302

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 38m

  1. Drive from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Madrid

€372 - €474

Liverpool (LPL) to Madrid (MAD) flights

The flight time between Liverpool (LPL) and Madrid (MAD) is around 4h 35m and covers a distance of around 1430 km. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 35m. Services are operated by easyJet and Ryanair. Typically 11 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
4h 35m
Fastest flight journey time:
2h 35m
Flight distance:
1430 km
Flights per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€36
Carbon emissions:
289 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:00
Last flight departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Liverpool (LPL) to Madrid (MAD) flight schedules

United Kingdom → Spain
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International entry into Spain from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Conditions of entry into Spain from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid is to fly which costs £26 - £180 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid is to fly which costs £26 - £180 and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and arriving at Madrid via Widnes, Green Oaks, Warrington Interchange, Londres Victoria Coach Station and Burgos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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The distance between Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Madrid is 1438 km.

The best way to get from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid without a car is to train and bus which takes 35h 2m and costs £160 - £230.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid, including transfers.

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Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warrington Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid is to fly which takes 3h 29m and costs £26 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £160 - £230 and takes 2 days 9h.

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The quickest flight from Liverpool Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1438.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, England and Madrid, Spain?

easyJet and Ryanair fly from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid via Widnes, Green Oaks, Warrington Interchange, London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and Burgos in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€36 - €41
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€8 - €12
Anytime Day Single
€36 - €41
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Logrono to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham New Street Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Warrington Interchange to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Burgos
Ave. Duration
46h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
alsa.com
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
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
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €320

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