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from Madrid to Cardiff

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Travel Information between Madrid and Cardiff

distanceDistance763 miles (1230 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $208 (€166) • 27 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM

Take a flight to travel 763 miles (1230 km) to Cardiff from Madrid. KLM is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Cardiff.

Travel Tips

Travel from Madrid to Cardiff
Travel to Cardiff 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 Madrid to Cardiff.
Is international travel between Madrid, Spain and Cardiff, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel from Madrid, Spain to Cardiff, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cardiff from Madrid restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cardiff, United Kingdom 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 departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 8/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cardiff from Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 8/3/21. 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 Madrid from Cardiff.

How do I travel from Madrid to Cardiff?

You can go from Madrid to Cardiff by flight.

How far is it from Madrid to Cardiff?

The distance from Madrid to Cardiff is approximately 763 miles (1230 km).

When traveling to Cardiff from Madrid, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in Cardiff?

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

  • Flights from Madrid to Cardiff most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Cardiff Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Cardiff?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Madrid and Cardiff:

  • You can travel by plane from Madrid to Cardiff with KLM, and you can find KLM Madrid to Cardiff tickets for $208 (€166) on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Cardiff?
Your trip from Madrid to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Birmingham to your Madrid to Cardiff tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Madrid and Cardiff online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $208 (€166) one way.

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

What is the quickest way to get from Madrid to Cardiff?

The fastest way to travel from Madrid to Cardiff is by flight with an average journey time of 27 h 50 min.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid America
Madrid Est. Sur

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 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín

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