Paris to Madrid train

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TGV inOui
08:39PMParis Gare De Lyon19h06 03:45PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha
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Train schedule from Paris to Madrid

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08:39PMParis Gare De Lyon19h06 03:45PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha
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Fastest train times from Paris to Madrid

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Fastest Journey

19 h 6 m

Average

19 h 6 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1052 km

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

TGV inOui
08:39PMParis Gare De Lyon19h06 03:45PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha
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Overview: Train from Paris to Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price$114 (€102)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTGV inOui

Trains from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 36 min with our travel partners like TGV inOui. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $114 (€102), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $66 (€59). 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 Tips: 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

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

What is the status of international entry into Spain from France?

International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

When traveling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Paris and Madrid before traveling.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Madrid to Paris is: Unrestricted

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Spain?

Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last checked on 11/6/22. 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 train to Paris from Madrid here.

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Paris to Madrid for the next 7 days starting from $66 (€59)  one way.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Madrid train price to come in at an average of $114 (€102)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Madrid from Paris by train to be approximately 652 miles (1052 km).
On average the Paris to Madrid train travel time is 4 h 36 min  for the 652 miles (1052 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train from Paris to Madrid, you can choose to depart from train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Your journey can end in train stations such as Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.7 miles (2.7 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 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Madrid.

Take the Paris to Madrid train with TGV inOui. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Madrid from Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Paris for Madrid is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Paris at 7: 11 AM. The last train leaves from Paris at 9: 38 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Madrid is on average $114 (€102) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Madrid from Paris available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Paris and Madrid

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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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