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The cheapest trains from Madrid to Paris

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Cheapest

$138

Average

$318

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.

The average ticket from Madrid to Paris will cost around $ 318 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 138.

Cheapest
08:00AMMadrid Chamartín12h11 08:11PMGare Montparnasse
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$1381One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha14h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$3651One-way
07:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha13h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$3781One-way
09:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha11h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$3921One-way

Timetable Madrid to Paris

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06:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha14h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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07:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha13h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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08:00AMMadrid Chamartín12h11 08:11PMGare Montparnasse
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09:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha11h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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Tue
Aug 3
$74Alsa
$41Iberia
Wed
Aug 4
$69Alsa
$41Iberia
Thu
Aug 5
$69Flixbus
$33Ryanair
Fri
Aug 6
$62Alsa
$41Iberia
Sat
Aug 7
$57Flixbus
$41Air Europa
Sun
Aug 8
$57Flixbus
$41Iberia
Mon
Aug 9
$49Alsa
$41Iberia
Tue
Aug 10
$49Alsa
$33Ryanair
Wed
Aug 11
$87Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
Aug 12
$57Flixbus
$38Vueling
Fri
Aug 13
$87Eurolines Switzerland
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Sat
Aug 14
$57Alsa
$84Ryanair
Sun
Aug 15
$57Alsa
$138Air Europa
Mon
Aug 16
$57Alsa
$76Ryanair
Tue
Aug 17
$49Alsa
$102Ryanair
Wed
Aug 18
$49Alsa
$113Air France
Thu
Aug 19
$49Alsa
$88Ryanair
Fri
Aug 20
$57Alsa
$126Air France
Sat
Aug 21
$49Alsa
$102Ryanair
Sun
Aug 22
$74Alsa
$171Vueling
Mon
Aug 23
$57Alsa
$102Ryanair

The fastest trains from Madrid to Paris

Showing times and prices for Aug 4

Fastest Journey

11 h 20 m

Average

12 h 47 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

1052 km

It's difficult to get from Madrid to Paris without transferring at least once.

Fastest
09:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha11h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$3921One-way
2nd Fastest
08:00AMMadrid Chamartín12h11 08:11PMGare Montparnasse
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$1381One-way
07:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha13h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$3781One-way
06:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha14h20 08:50PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$3651One-way

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Train Information to Paris from Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe-SNCF

Trains from Madrid to Paris cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long journey with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Trains from Madrid to Paris

There are on average one to three daily trains from Madrid to Paris, with there being approximately 10 trains that operate between these two cities during the week. When booking this journey, you will find that every train requires passengers to make one transfer, which usually occurs in Barcelona. The trip will generally take around 10 hours in total, depending on how long your transfer is. When you arrive in Paris, there are many famous sights for you to see and explore, including Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, and the Pompidou Museum.

Which train companies travel from Madrid to Paris?

There is one primary train company that offers journeys from Madrid to Paris, which is known as Renfe, a Spanish high-speed rail service that is known for being one of the biggest transport providers in the country. When you book a train between these two cities with Renfe, you can plan on having one transfer during your journey.

Renfe trains from Madrid to Paris

Renfe operates on average one to three daily trains that run between Madrid and Paris, with the total being approximately 10 trains offered per week. Journeys between these two cities are not direct, so plan on having one transfer during your voyage, with this usually taking place in Barcelona. While the duration of the journey varies depending on how long your transfer is, you can plan on the average length being approximately 10 hours. The train type that is used is generally high-speed that is meant for long distances, as it is an international trip. Trains between these two cities always have the same departure and arrival stations, which are Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Paris Gare de Lyon. With this company’s ticket policy, it is possible to cancel your reservation up to 24h before departure and pay just a 10% cancellation fee. If you choose to cancel your ticket within 24h of your departure, you will instead have to pay a 50% cancellation fee. Depending on your ticket type, you may be able to change your itinerary at no additional cost, or for a small fee.

Train Madrid to Paris: Services on board

When you book a train ticket with Renfe, there are two primary ticket classes that are offered: First and Second Class. While Second Class provides travelers with standard services and facilities, such as luggage storage and access to the train’s food car, First Class will give you additional legroom. All passengers on board are able to take advantage of the train’s free Wi-Fi. Each passenger can bring up to three pieces of luggage on the train with them, in addition to any personal items that they can fit in overhead storage or underneath their seat. It is also possible to bring musical items with you, in addition to bicycles and scooters, as long as they can be folded and placed inside of a cover. Whether you can bring an unfolded bike with you depends on the type of train that you will be taking and how much space is available. It is possible to bring a small pet with you, such as a dog, cat, or rodent, but the animal must be kept in a carrier cage for the duration of your trip. To do this, you must reserve your pet a special ticket in advance, but these tickets are free. If you have a disability or limited mobility and you need assistance during your travels, make sure to contact Renfe in advance of your departure. An employee will then be assigned to help you board the train, store your luggage, and disembark. All trains have several different services and facilities for handicapped passengers, including wheelchair-accessible doors and restrooms.

Madrid to Paris Train Time: Daily Departures

There are between one and three daily trains that depart Madrid and arrive in Paris, with the total being approximately 10 trains that travel between these two cities per week. There is generally at least one train that departs early in the morning, in addition to one or two trains that leave either in the late morning or the early afternoon. This timetable remains the same during both weekdays and weekends, but it might differ on holidays, with fewer journeys being offered.

How long is the journey by train from Madrid to Paris?

While the length of your trip may vary due to how long your transfer is, you can plan on the entire journey taking approximately 10 hours. It is not possible to book a direct train between Madrid and Paris, so you will have one transfer during your voyage. The peak travel time is generally in the morning.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Madrid to Paris?

Departure train station: Your train will depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. This train station is in the northeast part of the city and can be reached from the city center by taking the local metro to the Quintana station, which will take you approximately 30 minutes. Make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of your train’s departure. In the station, you will find a variety of services and facilities for passengers, including public toilets, shops to purchase refreshments for your journey, and unlimited access to free Wi-Fi.

Arrival train station: Your train will eventually arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon. Paris Gare de Lyon can be found in the southeast part of the city, and you can take metro lines 1 and 14 to go to the city center, which is approximately a 20-minute commute. Like at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, the train station is equipped with public restrooms, shops to purchase food and travel essentials, and free Wi-Fi.

How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Paris?

There are a few tricks that can help you to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Paris. If you can, try to be as flexible as possible with your travel dates and times, as this will make it easier to find a low cost voyage. Booking your journey well in advance is also an easy way to grab the cheapest tickets possible.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Madrid, Spain to Paris, France?

Travel by train between Madrid, Spain and Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Madrid restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Madrid?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 8/2/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Madrid closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Spain from Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Madrid, Spain from Paris is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Madrid from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Paris?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 8/2/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Paris closer to your date of departure here here.

How many miles is it from Madrid to Paris by train?
The distance from Madrid to Paris by train is approximately 652 miles (1052 km).
Which train station from Madrid to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris train station from Madrid do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the Madrid train station located? Where is the Paris train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in Paris, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.

What train companies go from Madrid to Paris?
For the best Madrid to Paris train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe-SNCF. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Madrid to Paris to compare what amenities they may offer.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Paris
Madrid Chamartín
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Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1<br>Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C