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from London to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Madrid on Jan 30 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:50AMLondon Gatwick Airport2h25 01:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1531One-way
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09:50AMLondon Gatwick Airport2h25 01:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1531One-way
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03:45PMLondon Heathrow Airport2h30 07:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1601One-way
05:20PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h25 08:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2001One-way
10:30AMLondon Heathrow Airport2h20 01:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2041One-way

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Travel Information to Madrid from London

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$21 - $113
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $21 (€17) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $21 (€17) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel 783 miles (1263 km) by flight or bus from London to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Ryanair or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Madrid.

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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.

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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Madrid

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.
FAQs

Is international travel between London, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain allowed?

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

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from London?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Madrid from London.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to London, United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

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

Is my journey back to London from Madrid restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in London from Madrid?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 1/28/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Madrid from London?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between London and Madrid. You can take a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from London to Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from London is by taking a flight, which costs on average $21 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A flight is generally $92 (€77) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $113 (€94) from London to Madrid.

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

The fastest way from London to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

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

What is the distance from London to Madrid?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Madrid?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Which travel operators can get me to Madrid from London?

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

  • You can go to Madrid from London by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $21 (€17) with Ryanair from London to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus to Madrid from London with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Madrid tickets for $113 (€94) on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly between London and Madrid?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Air Europa or Iberia.

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

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Madrid?

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.

When should I book a ticket from London to Madrid online to score the best deals?

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 plane ticket for this journey costs on average $21 (€17) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $113 (€94) one way on average.

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.