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Train Information to Madrid from London

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.

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain?

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:

  • 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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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 9/17/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from London to Madrid as this information can change.

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

The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Madrid is: Partially open.

Is my return train into London from Madrid restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/16/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Madrid closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the distance between London and Madrid by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Madrid from London by train to be approximately 783 miles (1263 km).
How long is the train to Madrid from London?
The train time between London and Madrid is on average 18 h 11 min  for the 783 miles (1263 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from London to Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from London to Madrid depart from? Which Madrid train station do I come into from London?

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 train station in London to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Madrid.

How many train services per day are there from London to Madrid?
On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Madrid
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176