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London to Madrid flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Madrid take, on average, 2 h and 30 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Madrid found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Gatwick is the departure airport operating flights between London and Madrid
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Madrid as destination arrives at Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas

Cheap last minute flights to Madrid

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Departure Thu, 28 Oct Return Sat, 06 Nov
LON London
MAD Madrid
return from £22
Departure Wed, 17 Nov Return Sat, 20 Nov
LON London
MAD Madrid
return from £19
Flight route information
Most tourists are encouraged to try the bocadillo de calamares, the city's most famous sandwich.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.18 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.86 GBP
Last checked on 19 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
55%

Trains in Madrid are 55% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Madrid
£1.27
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
32%

A meal in Madrid is 32% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Madrid
£10.13
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
16%

A taxi fare in Madrid is 16% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Madrid
£2.53
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
43%

Coffee in Madrid is 43% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.99
Madrid
£1.71
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
Madrid airports
  • ( Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ( Torrejon (TOJ)
    How far from city centre: 15 miles
K Distance: 785 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

London has five international airports; Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton and Stansted. Heathrow and Gatwick airports account for the largest passenger numbers, with Heathrow Airport being the busiest airport in London and Gatwick following a close second. Heathrow Airport has five terminals and - in addition to its other features - can boast two runways which run parallel.

With Heathrow Airport being the biggest airport in London, it stands to reason that most international flights would be found here. If you are going to Spain, flights from Heathrow to Madrid are no hassle at all. Book yourself that ticket and get ready to land in Spain!

Getting to London airport

Travelling to the airports has never been easier. If you are going to Heathrow Airport (approximately 22km from the city), you can catch the Heathrow Express from Paddington Station. Gatwick Express, found at London Victoria Station, gets you to Gatwick Airport (a bit of a distance from the city at approximately 45km) efficiently. If you are going to Stansted Airport (further afield at 64km from the city centre), the Stansted Express will get you to your destination. The express trains are hailed as the fastest and most efficient way to travel. Catching a flight from Gatwick to Madrid? You will be able to travel from both the North and South terminals.

Arriving to Madrid

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is the pulsating and culturally vibrant city that will leave you wanting more. Fancy some art? The Museo Nacional del Prado art museum will give you a fresh perspective on European art. Perhaps you want to experience the hustle and bustle of Madrid in its true spirit. In that case, visit the Plaza Mayor Square to check out the restaurants and mingle with the locals.

Walking distance from Mayor Square is La Puerta del Sol square. Admire the majestic poise of the buildings in and around the square. If you feel like splurging a little, The Rastro Flea Market is the place to go (open on Sundays and holidays).

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Madrid from Stansted will get you to Madrid's main airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas Airport. Located not far from the city centre of Madrid at a mere 12km on the northeast of the city, getting to and from the airport is convenient. The airport has four passenger terminals.

There are different transport options from the airport to the city centre. You could use a taxi, which can be found on all four terminals of the airport. Alternatively, you could use Metro Line 8 - Aeropuerto T4 (located on terminal T4), which has two stations. Urban and intercity bus lines can also be found at the airport.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Madrid

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Madrid during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Spain may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Madrid at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Madrid is 19£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Madrid expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Madrid costs an average of 2.55 GBP, 15% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 55% less in Madrid: 1.27 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.20 GBP in Madrid, 32% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 43% cheaper in Madrid, with an average of 1.70 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.98 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Madrid?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Madrid are May, April and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Madrid?
The best time of the year to go to Madrid when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, May is the top 1º month to fly to Madrid from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by June and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, November and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Madrid.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Madrid?
The total flight time between London and Madrid is of around 02:30 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,257 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Madrid compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Madrid's temperatures can go up to 37.21 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.74 ºC in Madrid, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Madrid have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Madrid?
The main airport route flying between London and Madrid is: Luton International (LTN) to Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Easyjet.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Madrid flights between Heathrow (LHR) to Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD) with the following airline(s) flying the route: American Airlines.
  • LATAM Airlines.
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Airlines with indirect flights from London to Madrid are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Madrid are:
  • TAP Portugal, stoping in Lisbon for 70 minutes minimun.
  • TAP Portugal, with 880 minutes scale in Porto.
  • TAP Portugal, with 880 minutes scale in Porto.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas - Latest customer reviews

4.0 /5
Reviews: 2
5.0 /5
Raul
Date 2018-04-21 Age 31-50 City Madrid

Nice airport

3.0 /5
Unhappy
Date 2018-05-18 Age Over 70 City West Midlands

Too many terminals.

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