How to travel from Madrid to Pamplona

Wed, May 22
+ Add return
QR-Code
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
rate4.9
42K ratings
Google Play
rate4.6
136K reviews

Travel options
from Madrid to Pamplona

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Autobuses Pamplona Madrid
09:00AM5h15
Madrid
02:15PMPamplona
$301One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Autobuses Pamplona Madrid
09:00AM5h15
Madrid
02:15PMPamplona
$301One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air Nostrum
08:00AM1h00
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
09:00AMPamplona Airport (PNA)
$3951One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Autobuses Pamplona Madrid
07:30AM5h45
Madrid
01:15PMPamplona
$301One-way
0 transfers
Autobuses Pamplona Madrid
11:00AM5h15
Madrid
04:15PMPamplona
$301One-way
0 transfers
Autobuses Pamplona Madrid
01:00PM5h15
Madrid
06:15PMPamplona
$301One-way
0 transfers
Air Nostrum
04:10PM1h05
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
05:15PMPamplona Airport (PNA)
$3951One-way
0 transfers
Air Nostrum
08:25PM1h00
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
09:25PMPamplona Airport (PNA)
$3951One-way
0 transfers

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, flight, and ferry .

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
May 22
Thu
May 23
Fri
May 24
Sat
May 25
Sun
May 26
Mon
May 27
Tue
May 28
Wed
May 29
Thu
May 30
Fri
May 31
Sat
Jun 01
Sun
Jun 02
Mon
Jun 03
Tue
Jun 04
Wed
Jun 05
Thu
Jun 06
Fri
Jun 07
Sat
Jun 08
Sun
Jun 09
Mon
Jun 10
Tue
Jun 11

Travel Information between Madrid and Pamplona

distanceDistance197 miles (317 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$44 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€26) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $76 (€66) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAutobuses Pamplona Madrid, Air Nostrum or Renfe (3)

Travel 197 miles (317 km) by train, bus or flight to Pamplona from Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Autobuses Pamplona Madrid, Air Nostrum or Renfe (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight 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


cheap

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


fast

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


popular

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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Madrid to Pamplona. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Madrid to Pamplona

Travel to Pamplona from Madrid on Renfe, Alsa and Renfe Regional Expres travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Iryo is a new brand from railway operator ILSA operating in Spain since 2022. Iryo uses Frecciarossa 1000 trains which are modern, can travel at up to 360km/h and have a minimal environmental impact. Iryo’s Frecciarossa trains have different classes, all of which come with free unlimited WiFi, power sockets, toilets and an onboard entertainment portal where you can watch films and TV series. The main classes are: Infinita Class, Singular Café Class, Singular Class, Inicial Class. These new trains take 2 hours and 30 minutes to travel between Madrid and Barcelona. They depart from Madrid Atocha and Barcelona Sants stations, and stop in Zaragoza along the way. Iryo services also cover Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Alicante, Córdoba, Seville and Málaga.

    Alsa is the main provider of travel travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of travel with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal travel with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium travel provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other travel tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

        FAQs: Travel from Madrid to Pamplona

        FAQs: 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

        There are 3 travel options from Madrid to Pamplona: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Pamplona is a bus with an average price of $30 (€26).

        This is compared to other travel options from Madrid to Pamplona:

        Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

        A bus is $47 (€40) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $76 (€66) from Madrid to Pamplona.

        A bus is $14 (€12) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Madrid to Pamplona costing on average $44 (€38).

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

        There are alternative travel options to Pamplona that take longer:

        Bus takes 5 h on average.

        Getting to Pamplona by train takes 2 h 59 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 197 miles (317 km) between Madrid and Pamplona.

        The average frequency per day from Madrid to Pamplona is:

        • 12 buses a day.
        • 3 trains a day.

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

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

        • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses to Pamplona, Estación De Autobuses (Yanguas y Miranda).
        • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Madrid to Pamplona depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Pamplona Airport.
        • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Madrid to Pamplona depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes to Pamplona.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Pamplona:

        • You can travel by bus to Pamplona from Madrid with Autobuses Pamplona Madrid, Conda, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Alsa Supra or Jimenez, and you can find Autobuses Pamplona Madrid Madrid to Pamplona tickets for $30 (€26) on Omio.
        • You can travel to Pamplona from Madrid by flight with Air Nostrum or Iberia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $76 (€66) with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Pamplona.
        • You can go to Pamplona from Madrid by train with Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, Renfe Intercity, Renfe Intercity, Renfe (13), Renfe (13), iryo or AVE. You'll see cheap train tickets for $44 (€38) with Renfe ALVIA from Madrid to Pamplona on Omio.

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

        • 6 direct buses per day with Autobuses Pamplona Madrid or Jimenez.

        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 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, Donostia-San Sebastian, Bilbao or Zaragoza. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Donostia-San Sebastian, Bilbao or Zaragoza 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!
        HomeTravelTravel to PamplonaHow to travel from Madrid to Pamplona

        The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

        We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

        ios-badge
        android-badge
        Hand With Phone
        More routes, destinations and providers
        Currency
        Language