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Overview: Train from Paris to Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe-SNCF

Trains from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long journey with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Quick Guide: Trains from Paris to Madrid

Average Price: €221
Trains per day: 2
Transfers: Barcelona
Average Time: 9:38
Fastest Route: 9:38
Slowest Route: 9:55


Trains from Paris to Madrid

Trains from Paris to Madrid are convenient and comfortable for people traveling Europe by train. There are 2 Renfe trains from Paris to Madrid, both of which depart from Paris' Gare de Lyon. Travelers will have to transfer once in Barcelona during the journey. The train from Paris to Madrid take just over 9 and a half hours to arrive in Madrid. Trains depart as frequently on weekends as they do during the week.

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Paris to Madrid Train Cost

Average prices for Renfe trains from Paris to Madrid when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€253

1 Day in Advance

€253

1 Week in Advance

€229

2 Weeks in Advance

€229

1 Month in Advance

€195

3 Months in Advance

€165

Paris to Madrid Trains: General Information


While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute budget airline ticket from Paris to Madrid, travelers can offset some of the cost of Renfe train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Paris to Madrid trains are run by a cooperation of Renfe and SNCF.
  • autobus All trains have a transfer in Barcelona, depart from Paris' Gare Lyon train station and arrive at Madrid Puerta de Atocha train station.
  • autobus The Paris to Madrid train journey takes at least 9 hours and 38 minutes to arrive in Madrid.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Paris to Madrid train tickets 1 week ahead of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Paris to Madrid trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 9% cheaper to book a train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Paris to Madrid train costs are 23% cheaper when booked a month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Train tickets from Paris to Madrid: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 214 €
2 weeks earlier 174 €23%
3 weeks earlier 146 €47%
1 month before 143 €50%
2 months earlier 131 €63%
3 months earlier 139 €54%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Paris - Madrid. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Madrid 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 47% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Paris - Madrid with 2 months in advance you save up to about 63% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 54%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Madrid

Travel by train to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Madrid.
FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain allowed?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

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

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:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Paris closer to your date of departure here

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Paris, France from Madrid, Spain?

Return travel from Spain to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Madrid?

Entry into France 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/24/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Madrid.

How many miles is it from Paris to Madrid by train?

You should expect to travel around 652 miles (1052 km)  to Madrid from Paris by train.

When traveling by train from Paris to Madrid, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Madrid do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the train station in Paris to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the train station to the city center in Madrid.

What train companies offer a service to Madrid from Paris?

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

How many trains are there to Madrid from Paris a day?

The average number of trains departing Paris for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Madrid
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your trip to Madrid.
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Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C