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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 Sep 18 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:05PMLondon Stansted Airport2h20 09:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$471One-way
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09:20PMLondon Stansted Airport2h20 12:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$411One-way
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08:25AMLondon Stansted Airport2h20 11:45AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$921One-way
06:50PMLondon Heathrow Airport2h20 10:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1581One-way
10:35AMLondon Heathrow Airport2h25 02:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2141One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Fri
Sep 17
$143Ryanair
Sat
Sep 18
$41Ryanair
Sun
Sep 19
$62Ryanair
Mon
Sep 20
$35Ryanair
Tue
Sep 21
$20Ryanair
Wed
Sep 22
$20Ryanair
Thu
Sep 23
$30Ryanair
Fri
Sep 24
$47Ryanair
Sat
Sep 25
$20Ryanair
Sun
Sep 26
$41Ryanair
Mon
Sep 27
$23Ryanair
Tue
Sep 28
$16Ryanair
Wed
Sep 29
$19Ryanair
Thu
Sep 30
$35Ryanair
Fri
Oct 1
$41Ryanair
Sat
Oct 2
$18Ryanair
Sun
Oct 3
$27Ryanair
Mon
Oct 4
$30Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$14Ryanair
Wed
Oct 6
$19Ryanair
Thu
Oct 7
$27Ryanair

Travel Information from London to Madrid

distanceDistance783 miles (1263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $39 (€31) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 783 miles (1263 km) by flight from London to Madrid. Ryanair is the main travel company operating this route. 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.

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.

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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:

  • 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

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 9/17/21. 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 from London to Madrid.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to London, United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain due to COVID-19?

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

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Madrid?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/16/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Madrid here.

How do I travel from London to Madrid?

Travel London to Madrid by flight.

What is the fastest way from London to Madrid?

A flight is the fastest way to get to Madrid from London with an average travel time for this journey around 2 h 20 min.

How far is it from London to Madrid?

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

When traveling between London and Madrid, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from London to Madrid depart from London Heathrow Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from London to Madrid?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Madrid from London:

  • You can travel by plane to Madrid from London with Ryanair, and you can find Ryanair London to Madrid tickets for $39 (€31) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Madrid?

Yes, there is a direct service from London to Madrid:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Air Europa.

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 route.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Madrid?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Madrid often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets from London to Madrid online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $39 (€31) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
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London
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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 Bridge
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