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Prices across different modes

Bus
Flight
Fri
Jul 19
$139Flixbus
$345Vueling
Sat
Jul 20
$99Eurolines Switzerland
$150TAP Portugal
Sun
Jul 21
$99Eurolines Switzerland
$151TAP Portugal
Mon
Jul 22
$65Eurolines Switzerland
$172TAP Portugal
Tue
Jul 23
$65Eurolines Switzerland
$140Vueling
Wed
Jul 24
$64Flixbus
$121Transavia France
Thu
Jul 25
$60Flixbus
$121Transavia France
Fri
Jul 26
$75Eurolines Switzerland
$136Transavia France
Sat
Jul 27
$75Eurolines Switzerland
$121Transavia France
Sun
Jul 28
$65Eurolines Switzerland
$136Transavia France
Mon
Jul 29
$65Eurolines Switzerland
$120Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
$65Eurolines Switzerland
$102Ryanair
Wed
Jul 31
$65Eurolines Switzerland
$120Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
$65Flixbus
$99Ryanair
Fri
Aug 2
$75Eurolines Switzerland
$123Ryanair
Sat
Aug 3
$81Iberocoach
$149Ryanair
Sun
Aug 4
$68Eurolines France
$136Transavia France
Mon
Aug 5
$65Flixbus
$145Ryanair
Tue
Aug 6
$55Flixbus
$103Ryanair
Wed
Aug 7
$64Flixbus
$102Iberia Express
Thu
Aug 8
$55Flixbus
$102Iberia Express

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Journey Summary

Paris to Madrid Train Information

Trains depart from:Paris
Trains arrive in:Madrid
Distance:1052 km

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.

Taking the Train from Paris

All trains from Paris to Madrid leave from Gare de Lyon, just to the south of the center of Paris. If you are coming from the center or the Gare du Nord, simply catch Metro lines A, B or D, which takes about 10 minutes. The Metro runs from 5:30 a.m. until 12:40 a.m., so it should be available to meet any trains to Madrid, although buses are an alternative and run throughout the night.

Getting into Madrid by Train

Spain's capital city is an exciting cultural center. Visitors come from all over the world to visit the enormous Prado Museum, home to some of Spain's artistic treasures, along with the magnificent Escorial Palace and the Thyssen Collection. Madrid is even more famous as a sporting hub, with two leading European football teams. Madrid's cuisine nightlife is also world-class. All trains from Paris to Madrid arrive at Atocha train station. When you arrive, you can reach the city center in 10 minutes by transferring to Metro Line 1 and getting off at Sol. The Metro runs until 1:00 a.m. every day, so there shouldn't be any problems reaching your ultimate destination in the city.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Paris
Madrid
TrainGare Saint-Lazare

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TrainParis Gare Montparnasse

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TrainParis Gare d'Austerlitz

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TrainParis Gare de Lyon

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Refreshments
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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.
Metro lines 1, 14
Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87
Suburban train lines RER A, D
TrainParis Gare de l'Est

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TrainParis Gare du Nord

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Refreshments
WC

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.
Metro lines 4, 5
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.

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