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Madrid to London flights

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Departure Thu, 05 Nov Return Tue, 10 Nov
MAD Madrid
LON London
return from £26
Departure Thu, 19 Nov Return Sat, 21 Nov
MAD Madrid
LON London
return from £23
Flight route information
Find out further information on Madrid and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
110%

Trains are 110% more expensive in London than in Madrid.

Madrid
£1.36
London
£2.8
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
40%

The average meal is 40% more expensive in London than in Madrid.

Madrid
£10.91
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
10%

Taxis are 10% more expensive in London than in Madrid.

Madrid
£2.73
London
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
73%

Coffee is 73% more expensive in London than in Madrid.

Madrid
£1.75
London
£3.03
Madrid airports
  • ( Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ( Torrejon (TOJ)
    How far from city centre: 15 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 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
K Distance: 785 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Madrid to London

How long is the flight from Madrid to London?

The duration of a direct flight from Madrid to London is approximately 2 hours. The fastest flights with connections take about 5 to 6 hours to reach London, depending on the stopover destination and flight path. The distance between Madrid and London is about 776 miles.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopovers for flight departures from Madrid to London include Brussels Airport (BRU), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN).

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Madrid?

Residents of the EEA and Switzerland may enter the UK with either a passport or an identity card. All other nationalities require a passport, and possibly an entry visa depending on country of citizenship.

Which airlines fly from Madrid to London

Several major airlines offer passenger services from Madrid to London. These include:

How to find cheap flights from Madrid to London

Opodo’s easy-to-use search engine lets you search and find the cheapest airfares from Madrid to London. Whether you're planning for business trips or relaxing family holidays, you’ll also find great deals on international and domestic flights to London with Opodo. Just add your travel details in Opodo's smart search engine to display a wide volume of search results from all the leading airlines, so that you can get the best deals on flight tickets to London.

When are the best times to fly from Madrid to London

  • May is considered a great time to visit London, as parks and gardens are at their best. Days are growing sunnier and warmer during this time.
  • August is the peak of summer in London, and one of the most popular times to travel to the city. During this time, you will experience warmer weather that's perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
  • February is one of the cheapest times to go for city breaks in London, with smaller crowds and shorter queues for visitor attractions. During this period, you will get great deals for off-season flight and hotel prices.

Airports in Madrid

Madrid has one major airport offering passenger services to London, Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD).

Useful information about Madrid-Barajas Airport

Located in Madrid's Barajas district, Madrid-Barajas Airport is one of Europe’s largest airports, just 12km away from the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus: airport express, line 203, runs every 15 to 30 minutes, journey time about 40 minutes.
  • By metro: trains run every 5 minutes, journey time about 12 minutes.
  • By taxi: journey time typically 25 to 30 minutes.

Services: wide range of shops and duty-free shopping, free Wi-Fi, VIP lounges, large selection of food and drink outlets, postal and business facilities

Airports in London

London has several major airports offering flight services to Madrid: London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is about 25km south-west of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train: Heathrow Express, about 15 minutes to the city centre.
  • By coach: frequent services; journey time varies between 35 to 70 minutes.
  • By taxi: journey time about an hour.

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, medical assistance, child care, lounges, duty-free shops, forex services, banks, cafés and restaurants.

Useful information about London City Airport

Located in the Borough of Newham, London City Airport is about 10km from the city centre, offering flights with connections between Madrid and London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By taxi: around 30 minutes.
  • By train: DLR, about 22 minutes, connections to underground service.
  • By bus: bus numbers 473 and 474, about an hour.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, medical facilities, baby care, lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, left luggage options, wide range of restaurants and cafés.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is located 45km south of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train: 30 minutes to London Victoria station.
  • By coach: frequent services; travel time approximately one hour.
  • By taxi: journey time varies between 60 to 90 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, medical assistance, child care, lounges, duty-free shops, forex services, banks, many restaurants and cafés

What to do and visit in London

  • Visit historic royal sites such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.
  • Check out attractions like the Madame Tussauds wax museum, and the fascinating Natural History Museum.
  • Discover world-class artworks at the Tate Modern and the National Gallery.
  • Take in breathtaking views of London with a ride on the London Eye, or a boat cruise on the River Thames.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Madrid to London

Is it safe to travel from Madrid to London 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 United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Madrid. 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 much are flights from Madrid to London?
The average price to go from Madrid to London is of 71.71 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Madrid to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Madrid to London is 23£. 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 London expensive to visit compared to Madrid?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 10% more expensive than Madrid, with a fare of 2.73 GBP, while train tickets costs 104% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.37 GBP in Madrid. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 37% more than the 10.92 GBP in Madrid. The price of the coffee is around 72% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.01 GBP , while in Madrid the coffee costs 1.75 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Madrid to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Madrid to London are May, June and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Madrid to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Madrid depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, June is the top 1º month to fly to London from Madrid in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, February and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Madrid -  London.
What is the cheapest price for a flight from Madrid to London?
The total flight time between Madrid and London is of around 02:34 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,306 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 London compared to Madrid?
While in Madrid the temperatures can reach an average of 37.21 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -3.74 ºC average degrees reported in Madrid. During the winter period, Madrid can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Madrid and London?
The main airport route flying between Madrid and London is: Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD) to Heathrow (LHR). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Iberia. LATAM Airlines. American Airlines. Alternatively, you can find Madrid - London flights between Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD) to Gatwick (LGW) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Easyjet. Iberia. Iberia Express.

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Lucian
Date 2020-03-22 Age 31-50 City London

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John
Date 2020-03-16 Age Over 70 City UK

Not applicable as did not travel

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Al
Date 2019-01-15 Age 31-50 City

The first part of the journey didn't start well I understand that in busy flight it is necessary to check your luggage but they should allow you bring your luggage with you under certain circumstances.

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Nik
Date 2018-12-24 Age 31-50 City London

Not so bad.

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Caroline Frances Needham
Date 2018-12-18 Age Over 70 City London

Really helpful as we arrived late due to a traffic accident on the way to the airport. The staff fast tracked us to enable us to catch the flight

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maojinjaw
Date 2019-06-23 Age 51-70 City UK

Small modern and well maintained. Quick arrival/departure times.

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Jeff
Date 2019-06-10 Age 51-70 City London

Good overall

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Jose
Date 2019-06-04 Age 51-70 City Portugal

Great

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Blop
Date 2019-04-30 Age 31-50 City UK

Fast and convenient

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Date 2019-01-02 Age Over 70 City

Drone problems caused many problems

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Rod
Date 2018-04-26 Age 51-70 City Australia

Cafe/restaurant area needs to be updated - looks very dreary

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