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from Madrid to Pamplona

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To get from Madrid to Pamplona on Jun 14 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h05 10:40PMPamplona
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03:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h21 06:26PMPamplona
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11:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h15 02:50PMPamplona
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08:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h00 09:25PMPamplona
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Jun 21
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Jun 22
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Jun 23
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Jun 24
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Jun 25
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Jun 26
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Jun 28
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How to Travel from Madrid to Pamplona

If you are traveling in Spain to see the running of the bulls or just want to spend some time in beautiful Pamplona, getting there from Madrid is simple. Travelers can take a train, bus or flight to make the journey from Madrid to Pamplona. The journey shouldn't take much more than 5 hours however you choose to travel.

Trains from Madrid to Pamplona | Buses from Madrid to Pamplona | Flights from Madrid to Pamplona

Madrid to Pamplona Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€23

4:50 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€56

3:03 h

1 Week Ahead

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€290

0:55 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona?

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona. Buses traveling from Madrid to Pamplona usually depart from Madrid's Avenida de América bus station and take almost 5 hours to arrive at Pamplona's bus station. Usually around 16 buses travel from Madrid to Pamplona per day, with the first bus departing Madrid at 1:00 a.m. All buses traveling from Madrid to Pamplona require a transfer in Soria and are operated by Alsa.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona. Flights are slightly faster than taking the train even when travel time to and from Madrid and Pamplona's airports are taken into consideration. Flights traveling from Madrid to Pamplona depart from Madrid–Barajas airport and land at Pamplona's airport after just 55 minutes of flight time. Flights also frequently travel from Madrid to San Seabstian's airport as well. Travelers will then need to travel approximately 60 km from San Sebastian to Pamplona. There are usually 4 or 5 direct flights from Madrid to Pamplona per day, with the first flight departing Madrid at approximately 7:50 a.m. All direct flights from Madrid to Pamplona are operated by Iberia.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona


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Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona. Trains are almost 2 hours faster than taking the bus while being only €33 more expensive on average. Taking the train is also only 10 minutes slower than taking a flight when travel time to and from Barcelona and Pamplona's airports is taken into consideration. Flights that land at San Sebastian's airport will be significantly slower than taking the train. Moreover, flights are €234 more expensive than trains on average. Trains traveling from Madrid to Pamplona depart from either Madrid's Puerta de Atocha or Chamartín train station and take at least 3 hours to arrive at Pamplona's train station. Some trains require a transfer in Zaragoza. Over 20 trains travel from Barcelona to Pamplona per day, with the first train departing Madrid at 5:50 a.m. All trains are operated by Renfe.


How to get from Madrid to Pamplona

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Madrid to Pamplona, 67,07% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Madrid to Pamplona and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Madrid to Pamplona
Travel to Pamplona 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 Madrid to Pamplona.
FAQs
How do I travel from Madrid to Pamplona?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Pamplona. You can take a bus, flight or train.

What is the distance from Madrid to Pamplona?

The Madrid to Pamplona distance is around 197 miles (317 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and in Pamplona?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Madrid to Pamplona:

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Madrid to Pamplona depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Pamplona.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Pamplona, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Madrid to Pamplona depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Pamplona.
Which travel operators can get me to Pamplona from Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Pamplona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Air Nostrum can take you to Pamplona by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Nostrum from Madrid to Pamplona for $57 (€44).
  • Travel with Conda to go to Pamplona by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Conda Madrid to Pamplona tickets on Omio for $40 (€31).
  • Travel with Renfe for trains to Pamplona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Madrid to Pamplona tickets on Omio for $33 (€26).
Can I travel directly to Pamplona from Madrid?

Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to Pamplona with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct flight to Pamplona with Air Nostrum.
  • You can check for a direct bus to Pamplona with BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct train services to Pamplona with Renfe.

Direct services to Pamplona tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Madrid to Pamplona ends?
Your trip from Madrid to Pamplona doesn't have to end in Pamplona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Bilbao or Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Bilbao or Donostia-San Sebastian to your Madrid to Pamplona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Pamplona today!
How far in advance should I buy my Madrid to Pamplona one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid to Pamplona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $57 (€44) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $40 (€31) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $33 (€26) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Pamplona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Pamplona from Madrid?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Pamplona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $33 (€26) compared to other travel options to Pamplona:

A train is generally $23 (€18) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $57 (€44) from Madrid to Pamplona.

A train is generally $6 (€5) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $40 (€31) from Madrid to Pamplona.

What is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona?

The fastest way to get to Pamplona from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Pamplona can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 6 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 5 min  on average.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Pamplona
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
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