Flights from London to Madrid

London to Madrid

  • The most popular airline flying from London to Madrid last month was British Airways
  • £44 was the cheapest return price from London to Madrid last month
  • The average flight time from London to Madrid is 2h 19min
  • London to Madrid is 786 miles
  • 7 airlines fly direct from London to Madrid
  • There are 229 flights a week from London to Madrid

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Flights from London to Madrid

This information is correct as of August 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Madrid

Direct flights from London to Madrid are available from Ryanair, Easyjet, Iberia, British Airways, Norwegian and Air Europa.

Flights from Gatwick Airport to Madrid are served by Norwegian, Air Europa, Iberia and EasyJet. Easyjet also serves flights from Luton and Ryanair offers flights from Stansted. Flights from Heathrow are available from British Airways and Iberia and London City Airport flights are served by British Airways.

Terminal Information

You should arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight to Madrid is scheduled to depart.

Gatwick Airport

Flights from Gatwick to Madrid depart from the South terminal, if you need to transfer from the North to the South terminal there is an inter-terminal express shuttle service which is free to use with a journey time of 2 minutes.

Within the South terminal you will have a host of popular shops to choose from such as Dixons, Mango, Boots and Sunglass Hut. Food and drink options are varied with the likes of Nandos, Pret a Manger and Giraffe to choose from.

You can enjoy up to 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi at the airport, with charging points available for mobile phones if required.

Heathrow Airport

Iberia and British Airways flights depart from their exclusive terminal at Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5. Boots, Hamleys, Ted Baker and Rolling Luggage are some of the many shops you have to choose from in the departures lounge. A number of places to eat or pick up a snack before your flight include Eat, Plane Food, Pilots Bar and Kitchen and Starbucks.

Heathrow Airport offers up to 4 hours of free Wi-Fi for passengers and charging points within the terminals.

London City Airport

British Airways flights from London City Airport depart from the single, easy to navigate terminal. If you have checked in online and have hold luggage there are a number of blue self-service bag drop kiosks, after completing your bag check in you will need to take your bags to BA Check-In desk 7.

Complimentary shoe shine and Wi-fi is available for all passengers in the airport. Shops, restaurants and cafes within the departures lounge include Panapolis, The City Bar, WHSmith and Boots.

London City Airport operates a no announcement policy so it’s important to keep track of time and the information boards to find out when your flight is boarding.

Luton Airport

Luton Airport has one large terminal with a selection of shops, restaurants and cafes available such as Aelia Duty Free, Hotel Chocolat, Boots, Wasabi and Starbucks in the departures lounge. Once you arrive in the departure lounge you should ensure you check which gate your flight is departing from, some of the gates can be a 15 minute walk away from the lounge.

Stansted Airport

Ryanair flights depart from the single terminal at Stansted Airport which has many shops and restaurants in the departures lounge. After enjoying the selection of shops such as Hamleys, Glorious Britain and Next with the additional shopping bag policy in operation you can take a standard shopping bag from the airport on board with your hand luggage. Places to eat and drink include Cabin, Illustrious Bar and Café, Itsu and Starbucks.

Madrid Airport

Madrid Airport, also known as Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is Spain’s busiest airport located 17km from Madrid. The airport has 4 terminals, flights with Ryanair, Easyjet, Norwegian and Air Europa fly into Terminal 1 and Iberia and British Airways arrive at Terminal 4. A free shuttle bus is available to transport passengers between the terminals.

Taxis are a popular method of transport for those transferring into Madrid city centre, both terminals have a taxi rank outside of the arrivals hall. The Madrid Metro Line 8 is available from Terminal 4 and runs directly into the centre of Madrid. A choice of car hire companies at Madrid Airport in Terminal 1 and 4 for those that would prefer to hire a car to for their trip to Madrid.

What to expect in Madrid

Madrid is known for its very hot summers, with an average summer temperature of 31 degrees, with temperatures above 40 degrees being recorded. Although Madrid has cooler winters compared to other Spanish cities temperatures will still be warmer than London.

You will find you have more spending power in Madrid compared to London with food, public transport and accommodation all costing between 30 and 50% less. An average coffee costs £1.30 and a three course meal is around £30.

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