The cheapest trains from Paris to Madrid

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Cheapest

$366

Average

$366

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 Paris to Madrid will cost around $ 366 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 366.

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07:52AMGare Montparnasse14h14 10:06PMMadrid Chamartín
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$3661One-way

Timetable Paris to Madrid

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Sep 23
$98Eurolines Switzerland
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Fri
Sep 24
$93Flixbus
$140TAP Portugal
Sat
Sep 25
$81Flixbus
$121TAP Portugal
Sun
Sep 26
$81Alsa
$136TAP Portugal
Mon
Sep 27
$81Flixbus
$102easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$77Flixbus
$54Ryanair
Wed
Sep 29
$56Flixbus
$106Transavia France
Thu
Sep 30
$52Flixbus
$54Ryanair
Fri
Oct 1
$48Alsa
$136TAP Portugal
Sat
Oct 2
$56Flixbus
$79Iberia
Sun
Oct 3
$101Eurolines Switzerland
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Mon
Oct 4
$48Flixbus
$61Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$43Flixbus
$22Ryanair
Wed
Oct 6
$86Eurolines Switzerland
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Oct 7
$47Flixbus
$20Ryanair
Fri
Oct 8
$48Flixbus
$67Transavia France
Sat
Oct 9
$93Infobus
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Oct 10
$68Flixbus
$44Transavia France
Mon
Oct 11
$43Flixbus
$54Ryanair
Tue
Oct 12
$86Eurolines Switzerland
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Wed
Oct 13
$56Flixbus
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The fastest trains from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Fastest Journey

14 h 14 m

Average

14 h 14 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1052 km

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

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07:52AMGare Montparnasse14h14 10:06PMMadrid Chamartín
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$3661One-way

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Train Information to Madrid from Paris

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe-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
Am I allowed to travel by train from Paris, France to Madrid, Spain?

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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • 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

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 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Paris closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning 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 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/22/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Madrid.

How far is Paris to Madrid by train?
The Paris to Madrid train distance is approximately 652 miles (1052 km).
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?

Some of the Paris train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Madrid.

Which train providers can get me from Paris to Madrid?
Take the Paris to Madrid train with Renfe-SNCF. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Paris and Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there between Paris and Madrid?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Paris to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Madrid
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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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, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.