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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h21 06:26PMPamplona
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$601One-way
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07:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h05 10:40PMPamplona
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$671One-way
11:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha3h15 02:50PMPamplona
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12:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h00 01:20PMPamplona
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$2331One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$67Renfe
$38Alsa
$279Air Nostrum
Mon
Sep 20
$60Renfe
$38Alsa
$233Air Nostrum
Tue
Sep 21
$52Renfe
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$137Air Nostrum
Wed
Sep 22
$45Renfe
$38Alsa
$233Air Nostrum
Thu
Sep 23
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$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Fri
Sep 24
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$38Alsa
$164Air Nostrum
Sat
Sep 25
$45Renfe
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$199Air Nostrum
Sun
Sep 26
$60Renfe
$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Mon
Sep 27
$52Renfe
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$137Air Nostrum
Tue
Sep 28
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$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Wed
Sep 29
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$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Thu
Sep 30
$45Renfe
$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 1
$45Renfe
$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 2
$37Renfe
$38Alsa
$164Air Nostrum
Sun
Oct 3
$52Renfe
$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Mon
Oct 4
$52Renfe
$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Tue
Oct 5
$37Renfe
$38Alsa
$86Air Nostrum
Wed
Oct 6
$37Renfe
$38Alsa
$110Air Nostrum
Thu
Oct 7
$26Renfe
$38Alsa
$137Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 8
$45Renfe
$38Alsa
$164Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 9
$37Renfe
$38Alsa
$86Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Madrid and Pamplona

distanceDistance197 miles (317 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $95
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $38 (€31) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $95 (€76) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesConda, Iberia or Renfe

Travel 197 miles (317 km) by bus, flight or train to Pamplona from Madrid. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Conda, Iberia or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, 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


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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

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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
What are the ways to get from Madrid to Pamplona?

There are 3 ways to get from Madrid to Pamplona: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Madrid to Pamplona?

The cheapest way to go to Pamplona from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $38 (€31).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Pamplona:

A bus is $56 (€45) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Pamplona costing on average $95 (€76).

Taking a bus is usually $29 (€23) less than taking a train to Pamplona, which costs on average $68 (€54) for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel to Pamplona from Madrid 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, taking a bus requires on average 5 h   of travel time.

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

What is the distance between Madrid and Pamplona?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Madrid to Pamplona?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Pamplona is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Madrid to Pamplona?

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

  • Buses from Madrid to Pamplona most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Pamplona, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Pamplona at Pamplona.
  • Trains from Madrid to Pamplona most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Pamplona.
Who can get me from Madrid 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 from Madrid to Pamplona with Conda, and you can find Conda Madrid to Pamplona tickets for $38 (€31) on Omio.
  • You can go to Pamplona from Madrid by plane with Iberia. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $95 (€76) with Iberia from Madrid to Pamplona on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Pamplona from Madrid with Renfe, and you can find Renfe Madrid to Pamplona tickets for $68 (€54) on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Madrid and Pamplona?

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

  • You'll find 2 direct trains per day with Renfe.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Pamplona?
Many of our customers traveling from Madrid to Pamplona don't make Pamplona their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Pamplona are Barcelona, Bilbao or Donostia-San Sebastian, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Pamplona to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Madrid to Pamplona one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Madrid to Pamplona, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $38 (€31) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $95 (€76) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $68 (€54) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Pamplona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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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