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from Madrid to Pamplona

You can get from Madrid to Pamplona by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Pamplona on Jan 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h00 12:45AMPamplona
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$371One-way
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07:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h00 12:45AMPamplona
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$371One-way
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07:30PMMadrid5h15 12:45AMPamplona
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$371One-way
12:00PMMadrid6h02 06:02PMPamplona
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$371One-way
11:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h10 02:45PMPamplona
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$681One-way

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Sun
Jan 23
$68Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Mon
Jan 24
$38Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$270Air Nostrum
Tue
Jan 25
$38Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Wed
Jan 26
$26Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
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Thu
Jan 27
$38Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$270Air Nostrum
Fri
Jan 28
$35Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$159Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 29
$35Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Sun
Jan 30
$53Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$159Air Nostrum
Mon
Jan 31
$38Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$159Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 1
$26Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 2
$26Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$159Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 3
$30Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 4
$26Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Sat
Feb 5
$26Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Sun
Feb 6
$45Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$83Air Nostrum
Mon
Feb 7
$30Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$83Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 8
$23Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 9
$23Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$136Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 10
$23Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$83Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 11
$26Renfe Alvia
$37Alsa
$83Air Nostrum

Travel Information to Pamplona from Madrid

distanceDistance197 miles (317 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $91
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€15) • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $91 (€76) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Nostrum, Conda or Renfe Alvia

Travel 197 miles (317 km) by flight, bus or train between Madrid and Pamplona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Nostrum, Conda or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Madrid to Pamplona.

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

flight

€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

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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 flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Pamplona from Madrid is by taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Pamplona:

Taking a train is usually $73 (€61) less than taking a flight to Pamplona, which costs on average $91 (€76) for the same trip.

A train is generally $19 (€16) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $37 (€31) from Madrid to Pamplona.

What is the fastest way to travel between Madrid and Pamplona?

The quickest way to travel between Madrid and Pamplona is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Pamplona by bus can take on average 5 h.

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

What is the distance between Madrid and Pamplona?

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

How many services a day are there from Madrid to Pamplona?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Pamplona is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Pamplona from Madrid as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Madrid and Pamplona, what are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and Pamplona?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Pamplona at Pamplona.
  • Buses mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Pamplona, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and tend to arrive in Pamplona.

Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Pamplona?

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:

  • Travel with Air Nostrum for flights to Pamplona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Nostrum Madrid to Pamplona tickets on Omio for $91 (€76).
  • Conda can get you to Pamplona by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Conda from Madrid to Pamplona for $37 (€31) on Omio.
  • Travel with Renfe Alvia for trains to Pamplona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Alvia Madrid to Pamplona tickets on Omio for $18 (€15).

Is it possible to travel directly from Madrid to Pamplona?

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

  • You can find around 2 direct trains per day and travel with Renfe Alvia.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Pamplona from Madrid?

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 purchase 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 purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $91 (€76) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $37 (€31) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $18 (€15) one way.

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.