Manchester to Madrid by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    22:28
  • Avg changes
    3
  • Fastest journey
    16hr 52m

Travelling from Manchester to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Madrid take around 16 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,457 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Madrid.

Are there direct trains from Manchester to Madrid?

Journeys between Manchester and Madrid usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Manchester to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Madrid?

The Manchester to Madrid train travel time is normally about 16 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Manchester to Madrid train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 22:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 22:28.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Manchester to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Madrid by train.

Which train companies operate between Manchester and Madrid?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Eurostar
  • FS100
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • London Underground
  • RENFE-SNCF
  • TGV
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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