Glasgow to Madrid by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    23hr 22m
  • Distance
    1,719 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    32hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Glasgow to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Glasgow to Madrid take around 23 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,719 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Glasgow and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Madrid?

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

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Glasgow to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Glasgow around 04:28 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Glasgow around 05:40, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Glasgow to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 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 Glasgow to Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Glasgow and Madrid?

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

  • AVE
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • FS100
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • 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.