London to Madrid by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from London to Madrid by train
Fast trains from London to Madrid take around 13 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,266 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Madrid.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Madrid?
Journeys between London and Madrid usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 24 departures on the route from London to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Madrid?
The London to Madrid train travel time is normally about 13 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Madrid train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:01.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:31.
What's the London to Madrid train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Madrid are $139.56.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $432 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $375. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Madrid train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 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 London to Madrid by train.
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Which train companies operate between London and Madrid?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Intercités de Nuit
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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