Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from London to Madrid start at €328.23 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*
The minimum price of a train ticket from London to Madrid is €128. To buy train tickets from London to Madrid for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between London and Madrid is 16 hours and 57 minutes and the fastest journey time is 13 hours and 40 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 5 trains per day travelling from London to Madrid. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from London to Madrid departs at 07:01. The last train from London to Madrid departs at 18:01. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
No, it is not possible to travel from London to Madrid without having to change trains. To travel from London to Madrid will require a minimum of 2 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
By train, of course. See trains from Madrid to London.