How to travel from Madrid to Pamplona

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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 Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Pamplona from Madrid

distanceDistance197 miles (317 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $86
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€25) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $86 (€78) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAutobuses Pamplona Madrid, Air Nostrum or Renfe Alvia

Travel 197 miles (317 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Madrid and Pamplona. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Autobuses Pamplona Madrid, Air Nostrum or Renfe Alvia 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: Travel from Madrid to Pamplona

Travel Tips: 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.
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There are 4 travel options from Madrid to Pamplona: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Pamplona is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $28 (€25) compared to other travel options to Pamplona:

A bus is $59 (€53) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Pamplona costing on average $86 (€78).

Taking a bus is about $7 (€7) less than taking a train, which costs on average $35 (€31) for this journey.

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 can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h   on average.

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

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Pamplona is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • 7 trains a day.

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

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 mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Pamplona.
  • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and tend to arrive in Pamplona.

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

  • You can travel between Madrid and Pamplona by bus with Autobuses Pamplona Madrid. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $28 (€25) with Autobuses Pamplona Madrid from Madrid to Pamplona.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Pamplona with Air Nostrum. Cheap tickets can be found for $86 (€78) with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Pamplona.
  • You can travel between Madrid and Pamplona by train with Renfe Alvia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $35 (€31) with Renfe Alvia from Madrid to Pamplona.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar or Autobuses Pamplona Madrid with 5 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe Alvia with 3 direct trains per day.

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.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Pamplona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Pamplona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Pamplona and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $28 (€25) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $86 (€78) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $35 (€31) one way on average for this route.

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.

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