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from Madrid to London

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To get from Madrid to London on Jun 14 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport2h20 07:50AMLondon Stansted Airport
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03:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h25 04:25PMLondon Gatwick Airport
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07:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport2h30 09:05AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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How to Travel from Madrid to London

The journey from Madrid to London is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. The trip between these two busy capital cities is convenient whether you choose to travel by bus or plane. Depending on the mode of transit and time of departure, journey times vary between 2 hours and 25 minutes and 27 hours and 17 minutes. Key departure points in Madrid include the Avenida de América and Estación Sur bus stations, and the Madrid-Barajas airport. Buses and flights from Madrid to London are available 7 days a week.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to London


Taking a bus is cheapest way to travel from Madrid to London. Buses traveling from Madrid to London depart from either Madrid's Avenida de América and Estación Sur bus stations. The journey is run by Eurolines France. and require a change in Bilbao. The trip takes at least 27 hours and 17 minutes, which is perfect for slow travelers that want see a lot of the Spanish countryside along the way.

Fastest way to travel from Madrid to London


Flying is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to London. Flights that go from Madrid to London depart from Madrid's Barajas airport and arrive at one of London's 6 airports after approximately 2 hours and thirty minutes. Over 30 direct flights travel from Madrid to London every day, with the first departing at 2:25 a.m. Airlines that travel directly from Madrid to London include EasyJet, Iberia, and Air Europa.

Most popular way to travel from Budapest to London


Flying is by far the most popular way to travel from Budapest to London. Flights are conveniently offered all around the clock, and it is significantly faster than traveling by bus. Traveling from Budapest to London by plane allows you to choose which airport in London you would like to arrive to.

How to get from Madrid to London

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Madrid to London, 100,00% 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 Madrid to London, 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 Madrid to London. 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.

Attractions in Madrid

Madrid is a vibrant international city that draws more than 3.5 million international visitors per year. Some of Madrid's main attractions include the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Royal theater, the National Library and the Golden Triangle of Art, as well as Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid football clubs.

Attractions in London

London receives the most international arrivals out of any city in the world. Some of London's main attractions include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the British Museum, the Tate Modern and Wembley Stadium as well as Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur football clubs.

Travel Tips

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

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

Is international entry into London 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 London, 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 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 6/12/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Madrid and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Madrid, Spain from London, United Kingdom?

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:

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

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 6/11/21. 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 London.

How do I get from Madrid to London?

You can go from Madrid to London by flight or train.

What is the distance between Madrid and London?

The distance from Madrid to London is approximately 783 miles (1263 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Madrid to London?

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

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

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

  • You can go to London from Madrid by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $25 (€19) with Ryanair from Madrid to London on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Madrid and London?

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

  • You can find direct flights to take to London with Iberia.

Direct services to London 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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Madrid to London?
Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to London? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to London usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Madrid to London one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $25 (€19) one way on average.

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

What is the fastest way from Madrid to London?

The fastest way to travel to London from Madrid is by flight, which requires on average 2 h 20 min  of travel time.


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