Spain’s gorgeous capital city, and all of its art, architecture, atmosphere and eateries are just a few hours away with our cheap flights from London to Madrid – here’s some helpful information to help you get the most from your London to Madrid cheap flights and city break!
London Stansted Airport
Just 56km from London’s city centre, Stansted airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK, and is within easy reach of London city itself as well as others cities and towns in the region. It’s easy to get here for your flights to Madrid from London, whether you want to travel by train, bus or road.
From London city centre, the Stansted Express train service from Liverpool Street station is the most efficient way to get to the airport, taking about 45-50 minutes. There are National Express coach services from London as well as towns and cities served by Stansted. If you want to drive to Stansted for your London to Madrid flights, there are a number of options available to you depending on the length of your trip.
Once you’ve checked in:
When you’ve checked in any luggage that needs to go in the hold, and passed through airport security, you’ll find plenty to keep you fed, entertained, rested or refreshed at Stansted airport. From greasy fry ups to fresh sushi, the food offering at Stansted is superb and sure to keep you satisfied while you wait to board your cheap flights to Madrid from London.
There are plenty of shops to browse at Stansted, from cosmetics to clothing and homeware. You can shop in duty free, but please remember that you won’t be able to avail of duty free prices on flights from London to Madrid or anywhere else in the EU.
Wi-Fi is free for up to four hours per device, sign-in is required.
What to expect on arrival in Madrid:
When your London to Madrid flights land at Madrid airport, you’ll find plenty of modes of transport available to get you into the city. The Madrid Metro line will get you to the Nuevos Ministerios stop, in the city’s financial district, and the Barajas Line 8 goes to central Madrid too. There’s a regular bus service linking the airport with the city too. Taxis are available and cost a flat rate of €30 from the airport to the city. If you’ve chosen or are thinking about car hire in Madrid, the desks are all easy to locate in the arrivals hall.
And what a city it is. Madrid is an incredible, grand and fascinating city. Its art, architecture, museums and galleries are famous all over the world, but what people love most about Madrid is how instantly at home they feel here - arrive in the afternoon and by evening you’ll be sipping red wine and munching tapas like a local. Busy as Madrid is with tourists, you’ll rarely feel like one amongst the throngs.
There are lots of great neighbourhoods in the city and each one has its own particular style and vibe, so whether you prefer the grandeur of the Grand Via or the trendiness of Malasana, you’ll find a barrio that suits you. Check out great hotel rooms all over the city on Ryanair Rooms, and stay in your ideal area!
Five Fun Facts about Madrid:
Fly London to Madrid: Practical Information
The duration of flights from London to Madrid is approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, and the time difference between the two cities is one hour (Madrid ahead).
The currency in Madrid and Spain is the euro, so if you’re getting flights to Madrid from London you may need to exchange sterling or withdraw Euros from an ATM on your arrival.
Getting around Madrid is easy – most of the city’s biggest sights and attractions are concentrated in the centre of the city which can be explored on foot, but the public transport system here is cheap and efficient, so it’s easy to go further afield!