Cheap flights from London to Madrid

Flights starting at £25. Choose between Ryanair, British Airways, or easyJet to find the best price.

Make your travel wishlist, we'll do the rest
Hidden deals

Kiwi-Code uncovers prices airlines don't want you to see.

Effortless booking

Use our flexible filters to tailor your search.

Travel hacking

Look out for the travel hack star icon for even cheaper fares.

Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, or London City when they travel from London to Madrid. Book your trip to arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín railway station, Madrid - Avenida de America, or Madrid - Méndez Álvaro. The distance between London and Madrid is 1300 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, British Airways, easyJet, Iberia Airlines, and Wizz Air. London and Madrid have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Madrid, consider visiting Museo Del Prado, Segovia, and Plaza Mayor.

Weekly direct flights

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays
Direct flights26252922282730
Fly direct with

British Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Ryanair on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Iberia Express on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Iberia Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

easyJet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Air Europa on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from London to Madrid

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
British AirwaysBAWBAYes0
0
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
Wizz AirWZZW6NoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight

Madrid travel tips

1) Transfer from Madrid-Barajas airport to the city centre is one of the cheapest in Europe

The shuttle bus ride will cost 5 euro for 20-30 minutes. The yellow busses run round-the-clock. The bus stops at Plaza de Cibeles in the city centre, near the Prado museum, and passes through the Atocha train station.

2) Head to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum to admire paintings by Van Gogh and Marc Chagall

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza has collected paintings by famous artists from the 13th to the 20th century, including El Greco, Van Gogh, Marc Chagall, and others. Almost all styles of art are represented here, from the Renaissance to the avant-garde. The ticket costs 10 euro, and on Monday from 12:00 to 16:00 you can enter for free.

3) The dome of the Edificio Metrópolis building on Gran Vía in Madrid deserves to be featured on your Instagram

The Edificio Metrópolis building was built in 1911 on the corner of Gran Vía and is the pride of the locals. Its dome is covered in gold, and only the statue at the top took 24 carats of gold leaf.

Spain COVID-19 travel restrictions

Kiwi.com

Latest COVID-19 restrictions

Spain

Kiwi.com/COVID-19/Spain
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is required for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine is required
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Spain – 10/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from London, LHR can enter Spain, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is required for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine is required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for Spain

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is required
  • No quarantine is required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Spain in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from London to Madrid?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and Madrid takes around 2.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and Madrid?
The flight distance between London and Madrid is 1300 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and Madrid?
Several carriers operate flights between London and Madrid. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Iberia Express, British Airways, Air Europa, easyJet, Iberia Airlines, Ryanair.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Lisbon, Istanbul, Athens, Tirana, Faro, Bucharest, Málaga, Larnaca, New York, Dubai, Tenerife, Alicante, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Majorca, Tel Aviv, Sofia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Madrid?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Madrid and Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Athens, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Thessaloniki, Reykjavik, Liverpool, Toronto, Bristol, Glasgow, Tallinn, Malta, Jakarta, Vancouver, Newcastle upon Tyne, Montreal, Caracas.
Which airports are there in London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Southampton, Doncaster Sheffield, Exeter, Norwich, Humberside.
What airports are near Madrid?
The main airport in Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. It is also served by Valladolid.
What buses and trains depart from London?
A number of bus and train companies depart from London, including National Express.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between London and Madrid?
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Which airlines fly between London and Madrid?
When's the best time to travel between London and Madrid?
What flights operate between London and Madrid?
How many airports are there near London?
How many airports are there near Madrid?
Is it possible to reach London by bus or train?
What time do nonstop (direct) flights between London and Madrid depart?
What time do nonstop (direct) flights between London and Madrid arrive?
What time do flights between London and Madrid depart?
What time do flights between London and Madrid arrive?

Planning a trip? Thanks to our Virtual Interlining algorithm, we offer billions of route combinations between any A and any B in the world by plane, train, and bus. Find the cheapest routes and best deals for you, as well as the best dates on which to travel.

Find the best connection from London to Madrid

Search, compare, and book flights, trains, or buses to get there.

Search flights, trains & buses

We hack the system, you fly for less.