How to travel from Madrid to Paris

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from Madrid to Paris

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

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To get from Madrid to Paris on Oct 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h00 04:40PMParis Orly Airport
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10:25PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T417h20 03:45PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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08:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h05 10:20PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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02:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h55 04:05PMParis Orly Airport
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06:00AMMadrid Barajas Airport2h05 08:05AMParis Orly Airport
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Travel Information to Paris from Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $293
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€6) • 14 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $293 (€275) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Transavia France

Travel 652 miles (1052 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Paris from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa or Transavia France among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Madrid to Paris.

Travel from Madrid to Paris

Travelers in Europe looking to journey from Madrid to Paris can choose between buses, trains, and flights. The quickest method of traveling from Madrid to Paris is by taking a flight which takes approximately 4½ hours to arrive in Paris. Taking the bus is the cheapest option; however, it will take at least 17 hours to arrive in Paris.

Trains from Madrid to Paris | Buses from Madrid to Paris | Flights from Madrid to Paris

Madrid to Paris Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

€86

17:00 h

1 Day Ahead

€218

9:43 h

2 Months Ahead

€164

1:55 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Paris


Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Paris. Buses traveling from Madrid to Paris depart from either Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autobuses or Avenida de América and take at least 17 hours to arrive at Paris' Gare Routière Galliéni bus station. Approximately 16 buses travel from Madrid to Paris every day. The first Madrid to Paris bus departs at 4:30 p.m. while the last departs at 7:30 p.m. All Madrid to Paris buses travel overnight. Bus companies that travel from Madrid to Paris include Alsa and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Paris

Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Paris. Even when travel time to and from Madrid and Paris' airports is taken into consideration, taking a flight is still at least 5 hours faster than traveling from Madrid to Paris by train. Direct flights depart from Madrid's Barajas airport and arrive at either Paris' Charles de Gaulle, Orly, or Beauvais airport after approximately 2 hours of flight time. Airlines that offer direct flights from Madrid to Paris include Air France, Iberia, British Airways, Air Europa, EasyJet, Vueling and Transavia Airlines.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Paris

Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Paris. Taking a flight is both significantly faster and usually less expensive than traveling from Madrid to Paris by train. Moreover, all trains traveling from Madrid to Paris require a transfer in Barcelona at Sants train station adding to the total travel time. There are over 20 direct flights from Madrid to Paris per day, with the first flight departing Madrid at 6:30 a.m.


How to get from Madrid to Paris

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Madrid to Paris, 74,76% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Madrid to Paris, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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International travel from Madrid, Spain to Paris, France is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter France if coming from Spain?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Paris, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 9/28/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Paris from Madrid.

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from France is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Paris restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Paris?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 9/26/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Paris: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Paris is by taking a train with an average price of $6 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

A train is $78 (€73) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Madrid to Paris costing on average $84 (€79).

A train is generally $286 (€269) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $293 (€275) from Madrid to Paris.

The fastest way to get to Paris from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 55 min.

Other travel options to Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 35 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 14 h 50 min.

You should expect to travel around 652 miles (1052 km) between Madrid and Paris.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Paris is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and tend to arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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

  • Travel with Alsa to go to Paris by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Madrid to Paris tickets on Omio for $84 (€79).
  • Travel with Transavia France for flights to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Transavia France Madrid to Paris tickets on Omio for $293 (€275).

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Paris with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services to Paris 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 journey.

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Paris often also extend their vacation to go to London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Paris and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $84 (€79) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $293 (€275) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $6 (€6) one way.

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

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