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Overview: Train from London to Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Madrid cover the 783 miles (1263 km) long trip taking on average 23 h 14 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. 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.

Train providers: Eurostar from London to Madrid trains

You can travel by train between London and Madrid with Eurostar. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between London and Madrid in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train between London and Madrid, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

London to Madrid train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 23 h 14 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

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

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Madrid.
FAQs

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

Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Madrid from London as this information can change.

Return travel from Spain to United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 11/6/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Madrid.

You should expect to travel around 783 miles (1263 km)  between London and Madrid by train.
While the time it takes to travel 783 miles (1263 km) between London and Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Madrid train journey time is on average 23 h 14 min.

When taking the train to Madrid from London, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your route can end in train stations such as Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city center.

When taking a train from London to Madrid, you can count on Eurostar for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from London to Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing London for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from London to Madrid at 3: 31 PM   or take the last train from London to Madrid leaving at 5: 31 PM. Look for the latest London to Madrid train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Madrid

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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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Public transit options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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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
Metro: N/A
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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
Metro: Tube Lines.
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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
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Public transit options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transit options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transit options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transit options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.

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