The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 4 buses that leave Madrid for Paris every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||652 miles (1052 km)|
|Average bus duration||16 h 25 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$64 (€62)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus providers||Eurolines France, Ovanesovi Group, Ouibus, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa Premium, BlaBlaCar Bus, Infobus, Alsa, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar|
Buses from Madrid to Paris cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long trip taking on average 16 h 25 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Ovanesovi Group, Ouibus, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa Premium, BlaBlaCar Bus, Infobus, Alsa, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $51 (€49), but the average price of bus tickets is $64 (€62). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
You can travel by bus from Madrid to Paris with BlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa and FlixBus for as low as $51 (€49). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Madrid to Paris bus information with FlixBus:
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.
From Madrid you can depart from different bus stations to travel to Paris, with a high frequency that covers all time slots. The journey usually ends at the Paris-Bercy station although, depending on the company, some buses end at other Parisian stations. From Monday to Friday up to 12 buses depart for Paris, while on Saturdays and Sundays 12 and 6 buses depart, respectively.
Various companies operate by bus the route Madrid Paris. The main one is Alsa, with numerous daily buses departing from different stations in Madrid to Paris. Other companies are Flixbus, Eurolines and Iberocoach, which offer direct journeys, while Alsa facilitates both direct and transhipment journeys.
The length of the Madrid Paris buses varies between 16 and 20 hours and 45 minutes , which takes some coaches that make a transfer in San Sebastian. However, users have the possibility to choose between multiple direct buses that cover this route.
The frequency of buses from Madrid to Paris is variable depending on the day of the week, with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 buses per day. The schedules include different times of morning, afternoon and evening. The most frequent are those of the afternoon schedule.
Stations of Madrid: the South bus station is located in Méndez Álvaro street, the Transport Interchange of Avenida de América is located in this avenue and the bus station of the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport is located in terminal 4, floor 0. The different Madrid Paris buses depart from them and are perfectly communicated through public transport.
Paris stations : the buses that cover the Madrid-Paris route finish their journey at various stations. These are Paris-Bercy station, Paris-Gallieni international bus station, Porte de Charenton station and Quai de Bercy. The most important is the Paris-Bercy station, located at 48 Bis Boulevard de Bercy. The Paris-Gallieni station is located at Avenue du Général de Gaulle 28. The Porte de Charenton station is located at Boulevards des Maréchaux 68. And finally, Quai de Bercy is located at the quay of the same name on the banks of the Seine.
Travel between Madrid, Spain and Paris, France by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 10/6/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Madrid and Paris before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Paris to Madrid is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 10/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Madrid from Paris here.
Some of the Madrid bus stations to Paris you can start your journey from include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Paris include Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Madrid.
The most popular arrival bus station, Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), is located 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city center of Paris.
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