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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity coaches per day from London to Madrid. Traveling by coach from London to Madrid usually takes around 36 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 27 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance785 mi (1263 km)
Shortest duration27h 30m
Cheapest price£59.25
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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How much is a coach ticket from London to Madrid?

£84.29 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Madrid. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from London to Madrid are at their cheapest average price in November. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £74. On the other hand, traveling on this route during July might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for July trips cost £162, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What coach companies travel from London to Madrid?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London to Madrid. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus101d 12h 47m£137.69
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 10 trips from London to Madrid, and usually makes the trip in about 36 hours and 47 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 36 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 785 miles from London to Madrid. However, the fastest coach only takes 27 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from London to Madrid at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Madrid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Madrid every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in London?

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Main departure station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All coach stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

Where does the coach arrive in Madrid?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Madrid.

Coach stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Madrid Airport (T4)

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