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Travelers usually depart from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín railway station, Madrid-Plaza Eliptica, or Madrid - Moncloa when they travel from Madrid to Edinburgh. Book your trip to arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh-Bankhead, or Edinburgh-Balgreen. The distance between Madrid and Edinburgh is 1720 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, and Air Europa. Madrid and Edinburgh have 397 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Edinburgh, consider visiting Bamburgh Castle, Edinburgh Royal Mile, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Stirling, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, and Edinburgh Castle.

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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
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British AirwaysBAWBAYes0
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Air EuropaAEAUXYes0

Edinburgh travel tips

1) In Edinburgh, you can use both British and Scottish banknotes

Scotland, as part of the UK, uses the pound sterling as its official currency. However, in Scotland, banknotes are printed with their local personalities – for example, missionary Mary Slessor or poet Robert Burns. These banknotes are considered completely legal, and you can use them throughout the UK. Likewise, banknotes printed in England (with William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, etc.) are also accepted in Scotland.

2) You can drink water right from the tap in Edinburgh

Water in the UK is among the top 10 cleanest in the world. You can safely drink water directly from the tap. So take a reusable water bottle with you to save money. In Edinburgh restaurants, you can also order tap water for free.

3) Climb up to Edinburgh Castle, which sits atop an extinct volcano

The top of the rock has been inhabited since about 800 BC, and the castle itself was mentioned for the first time in the XII century. A ticket inside the castle costs 19 euro. Edinburgh Castle houses the Skunk Stone and the Crown of Scotland, so you will definitely love the exhibit. But you can also just walk around and enjoy the views.

United Kingdom COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United Kingdom – 02/2023
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Most travelers from Spain can enter Edinburgh, EDI, but there are restrictions.


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required


Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

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 United Kingdom in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to Edinburgh?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Madrid and Edinburgh takes around 2.9 hours.
What is the flight distance between Madrid and Edinburgh?
The flight distance between Madrid and Edinburgh is 1720 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Madrid and Edinburgh?
Several carriers operate flights between Madrid and Edinburgh. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include easyJet, Ryanair.
What are the most popular routes to and from Madrid?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Madrid and London, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Toronto, Athens, Thessaloniki, Vancouver, Reykjavik, Glasgow, Bristol, Tallinn, Liverpool, Montreal, Copenhagen, Paris, Newcastle upon Tyne, Malta, Vilnius, Vienna.
What are the most popular routes to and from Edinburgh?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Edinburgh and London, Athens, Thessaloniki, Budapest, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Paris, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Tallinn, New York, Istanbul, Palma, Majorca, Bucharest, Alicante, Vienna, Toronto, Tenerife.
Which airports are there in Madrid?
Madrid is mainly served by Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. But there are other airports nearby, including Torrejon Airport, Cuatro Vientos Airport.
What airports are near Madrid?
The main airport in Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. It is also served by Valladolid, Salamanca.
What airports are near Edinburgh?
The main airport in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow Prestwick, Durham Tees Valley, Dundee.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Madrid and Edinburgh?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Madrid and Edinburgh thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Madrid and Edinburgh can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Stories.
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