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Take the train from Madrid to London in 14 hours

If you want to travel from Madrid to London by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Madrid to London by train to take around 19 hours 28 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 14 hours on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 5 trains per day running on this route, which spans 1264 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to London.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Madrid to London start from $110.73 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Madrid to London by train

It takes an average of 19h 28m to travel from Madrid to London by train, over a distance of around 785 miles (1264 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Madrid to London and tickets for this journey start from $110.73 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14h 0m
PriceFrom $110.73
Distance785 miles (1264 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train06:30
Last train20:40
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationLondon
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Madrid to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to London for Freitag Aug. 19. 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
20:40 Madrid Atocha18:12 London St-Pancrasave 3203 Renfe Get tickets22h 32m, 3 changes
13:25 Madrid Atocha09:30 London St-Pancrasave 9724 SNCF Get tickets21h 5m, 2 changes
20:40 Madrid Atocha17:30 London St-Pancrasave 3203 Renfe Get tickets21h 50m, 3 changes
20:40 Madrid Atocha18:00 London St-Pancrasave 3203 Renfe Get tickets22h 20m, 3 changes
13:25 Madrid Atocha08:30 London St-Pancrasave 9724 SNCF Get tickets20h 5m, 2 changes
14:30 Madrid Atocha16:30 London St-Pancrasave 3143 Renfe Get tickets27h 0m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to London

The price of train tickets from Madrid to London starts at $110.73 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Madrid to London by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Madrid to London

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Madrid to London take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and London is 19 hours and 28 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Madrid and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to London is 14 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to London cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to London can start from as little as $110.73 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Madrid to London?

No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to London. Travelling from Madrid to London by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Madrid to London leave?

The first train from Madrid to London leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Madrid to London leave?

The last train from Madrid to London leaves at 20:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Madrid and London by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to London cover a distance of around 785 miles (1264 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/19/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/14/2022 for travel on 11/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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