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The cheapest trains from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Cheapest

$162

Average

$224

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 $ 224 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 162.

Cheapest
07:45AMGare Montparnasse30h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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$1621One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:44PMGare Montparnasse24h44 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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$1991One-way
06:40AMGare Montparnasse31h48 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
2 changes
$2001One-way
12:40PMGare Montparnasse25h48 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
1 changes
$2061One-way
09:45AMGare Montparnasse28h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
1 changes
$2061One-way

Timetable Paris to Madrid

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06:40AMGare Montparnasse31h48 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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07:45AMGare Montparnasse30h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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09:45AMGare Montparnasse28h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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10:14AMParis Gare de Lyon13h03 11:17PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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10:45AMGare Montparnasse27h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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12:40PMGare Montparnasse25h48 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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01:44PMGare Montparnasse24h44 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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03:45PMGare Montparnasse22h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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05:45PMGare Montparnasse20h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
Jun 15
$106Alsa
$82Iberia
Wed
Jun 16
$71Flixbus
$77Vueling
Thu
Jun 17
$50Alsa
$83Transavia France
Fri
Jun 18
$58Flixbus
$77Vueling
Sat
Jun 19
$50Alsa
$45Ryanair
Sun
Jun 20
$50Alsa
$70Transavia France
Mon
Jun 21
$50Flixbus
$70Transavia France
Tue
Jun 22
$50Alsa
$30Ryanair
Wed
Jun 23
$50Flixbus
$64Vueling
Thu
Jun 24
$50Alsa
$60Iberia
Fri
Jun 25
$58Flixbus
$97Vueling
Sat
Jun 26
$50Alsa
$63Ryanair
Sun
Jun 27
$50Flixbus
$56Transavia France
Mon
Jun 28
$50Flixbus
$75Iberia
Tue
Jun 29
$50Flixbus
$28Ryanair
Wed
Jun 30
$50Alsa
$82Iberia
Thu
Jul 1
$50Alsa
$48Ryanair
Fri
Jul 2
$50Flixbus
$93Iberia
Sat
Jul 3
$50Alsa
$84Vueling
Sun
Jul 4
$50Alsa
$75Vueling
Mon
Jul 5
$50Alsa
$63Ryanair

The fastest trains from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Fastest Journey

13 h 3 m

Average

1d 1 h 6 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

1052 km

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

Fastest
10:14AMParis Gare de Lyon13h03 11:17PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$3501One-way
2nd Fastest
05:45PMGare Montparnasse20h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
1 changes
$2191One-way
03:45PMGare Montparnasse22h43 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
1 changes
$2191One-way
01:44PMGare Montparnasse24h44 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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$1991One-way
12:40PMGare Montparnasse25h48 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
1 changes
$2061One-way

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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.

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 travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Madrid, Spain?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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 6/14/21. 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.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to France from Madrid, Spain?

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

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

Reentry to 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?

What are the requirements?

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 6/14/21. 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.

How far is it from Paris to Madrid by train?
The train distance from Paris to Madrid is around 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?

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your route from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your trip in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Paris train station to Madrid? Where is the Madrid train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Paris to Madrid?
For the route from Paris to Madrid you can take a train with Renfe-SNCF. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Paris and Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
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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WC

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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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.<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.