Edinburgh to Madrid by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    3
  • Fastest journey
    23hr 22m
  • Distance
    1,729 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    31hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Madrid take around 23 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,729 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Madrid?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Madrid usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Madrid?

The Edinburgh to Madrid train travel time is normally about 23 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Madrid train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:06, and the last at 23:34.

When to book Edinburgh to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Madrid?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Alleo
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • FS100
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TGV
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.