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Traveling by train from Madrid to Paris is an excellent alternative to flying or taking a bus. There are plenty of trains departing at different times every day. There are over 20 trains daily with the fastest taking just over ten hours to arrive in Paris, covering a distance of 653 miles. Most travelers should book their Madrid to Paris train tickets at least one week prior to travel as prices for train tickets from Madrid to Paris will increase the closer the departure day gets.
All Madrid Paris trains are operated by Renfe AVE the Spanish national railway company, and SNCF, a French rail company.
Madrid to Paris by train takes approximately ten hours and four minutes. There are no direct trains and all Madrid to Paris trains will require passengers to change once, usually at Barcelona Sants train station. Some trains may stopover at San Sebastian, Spain.
There are over 20 trains per day, with the first train departing at 6:00 a.m. and the last at 3:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Madrid to Paris trains always leave from Madrid Puerta de Atocha train station. It is located at the south of Madrid. Getting to Madrid Puerta de Atocha train station from Madrid city is easy, since it is connected Metro Line 1. Expect journey times of around ten to 15 minutes from the city center. The train station boasts plenty of facilities such as eateries, restaurants and cashpoints throughout the station.
Arrival train station: The arival station for all Madrid to Paris trains is the Paris Gare de Lyon train station. It is situated at the south of Paris city. Gare de Lyon train station is well linked to public transportation. From there, travelers can catch Metro lines to major stops such as Chatelet or Les Halles. Travelers who need to head to Charles de Gaulle airport can use Le Bus Direct. Travelers can also take buses to reach other cities and regions of France. Car hire companies and taxis are also readily available just outside the railway station.