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Overview: Train from London to Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from London to Madrid cover the 783 miles (1263 km) long trip taking on average 18 h 11 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Trains from London to Madrid

Being clean, fast and modern, trains from London to Madrid are one of the most popular choices for both visitors and locals. With cheap trains from London to Madrid completing the 786 miles from London to Madrid is easy. There are six trains leaving London for Madrid every day. Passengers planning travel in advance can benefit from discounted ticket rates.

Which train companies travel from London to Madrid?

London’s train network comprises of various rail operating companies. Some of the most famous rail operators servicing the London to Madrid journey includes ALSA, Eurolines France, Ouibus, Eurostar, Virgin train operators, and many others.

How long is the train from London to Madrid?

On average, the journey time from London to Madrid by train is 18 hours 43 minutes, but it may vary and take longer on weekends and holidays. However, high-speed train services along this route are associated with the shortest journey time of 14 hours. If passengers opt to take a slower connecting train, the trip will take a little longer. But it gives travelers the chance to view some of the attractive countryside and can cut costs for budget conscious travelers.

How many trains are there from London to Madrid?

The London to Madrid route usually has six trains every day. Although time and services may vary during holidays and weekends, the first train leaves London for Madrid at around 5: 40 a.m. while the last train leaves not long after 8:00 p.m.  Another important note for the travelers is that traveling from London to Madrid route by train comes with a minimum of two changes, there are no direct trains services along this route.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Madrid?

Departure train station: Passengers hoping for cheap trains from London to Madrid will begin their journey at London St. Pancras International. Found on the northern edge of the city center, St. Pancras has great links to London Underground services, a designated taxi rank outside the station as well as frequent buses that connect the station to the rest of the city. Facilities at the station are extensive, with high-end boutique stores, supermarkets and restaurant options, including a champagne bar.

Arrival train station: Most trains along this route arrive at the Madrid Atocha station. It's located in the south-eastern of Madrid. Metro services and Cercanias local trains provide connections around the city. More so, taxis are available just at the station exits.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Madrid

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from London to Madrid?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/28/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Madrid as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

Return travel from Spain to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Madrid?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Madrid?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

Last checked on 1/28/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Madrid.

How far is London to Madrid by train?

You should expect to travel around 783 miles (1263 km)  from London to Madrid by train.

How long is the train to Madrid from London?

The London to Madrid train duration is on average 18 h 11 min, which is to be expected when traveling 783 miles (1263 km) between London and Madrid. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When traveling by train from London to Madrid, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Madrid do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Madrid train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center of Madrid.

How many train services are there between London and Madrid a day?

The average number of trains departing London for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Madrid
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Madrid.
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139