How to travel from London to Madrid

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from London to Madrid

You can get from London to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Madrid on Dec 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15AMLondon Stansted Airport2h30 11:45AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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11:30PMLondon33h25 09:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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06:35AMLondon Stansted Airport2h30 10:05AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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06:10PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h30 09:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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08:15PMLondon Stansted Airport2h30 11:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information between London and Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $218
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 22 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $175 (€159) • 2 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Iberia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 783 miles (1263 km) between London and Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Iberia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from London to Madrid.

How to Travel from London to Madrid

Passengers making the 1265-kilometer journey from London to Madrid can choose to travel by bus, train or plane. A direct flight is by far the fastest option taking around two and a half hours. Bus journeys are overnight and train journeys require changes in Paris or Lyon and Barcelona.

What is the best way to travel from London to Madrid?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Madrid

The cheapest way to travel from London to Madrid is by flying with budget airlines. The cheapest tickets are offered by Ryanair, Air Europa, Norwegian and easyJet.

Fastest way to travel from London to Madrid

Flights are the quickest way to travel from London to Madrid. Passengers have a choice of over 26 flights a day for the two hour and twenty five minute direct flight to Madrid from London. Services are offered by national carriers Iberia and British Airways as well as by low-cost airlines including Ryanair and easyJet. Flights depart from Heathrow Gatwick or Stansted with most carriers offering daily departures.

Most popular way to travel from London to Madrid

The most popular way to get from London to Madrid is by plane. Flights on this route are both significantly cheaper and quicker than taking the bus or figuring out a route on the train between the two cities.

How to get from London to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from London to Madrid, 94,33% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from London to Madrid, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from London to Madrid. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Madrid

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Madrid from London.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Spain?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Spain?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Madrid.

There are 4 ways to travel to Madrid from London including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between London and Madrid is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is about $215 (€196) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $218 (€199) for this journey.

Taking a train is usually $171 (€156) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $175 (€159) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Madrid from London is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 19 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 25 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 22 h 14 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 783 miles (1263 km) between London and Madrid.

The average frequency per day from London to Madrid is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Madrid from London as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Madrid:

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Madrid:

  • You can travel by bus between London and Madrid with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Madrid tickets for $218 (€199) on Omio.
  • You can travel between London and Madrid by flight with Iberia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $175 (€159) with Iberia from London to Madrid.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can book a direct flight with Iberia Express, easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Air Europa or Iberia.

Direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Omio customers who travel from London to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from London to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $218 (€199) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $175 (€159) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $3 (€3) one way.

But we recommend booking London to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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