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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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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
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Madrid, Spain if I’m coming from London, United Kingdom?

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Madrid from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 6/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from London to Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to London, United Kingdom from Madrid, Spain?

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

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

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open 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:

  • 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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 6/20/21. 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.

What are the ways to get from London to Madrid?

Travel to Madrid from London by taking a bus, flight or train.

How far is it 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 when traveling from London to Madrid:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Ryanair can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from London to Madrid for $12 (€9) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route between London and Madrid?

Yes, there is a direct route available from London to Madrid:

  • You'll find direct flights with 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 between London and Madrid.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Madrid?
Your trip from London to Madrid doesn't have to end in Madrid. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla to your London to Madrid tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Madrid today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from London to Madrid online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $12 (€9) 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.

What is the quickest way from London to Madrid?

Going by flight is the quickest way from London to Madrid with an average travel time of 2 h 20 min.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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
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