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from Madrid to Paris

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Paris on Dec 3 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport11h45 08:10AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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$1711One-way
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08:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport11h45 08:10AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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$1711One-way
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08:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport13h10 09:35AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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$1711One-way
04:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport5h35 10:30PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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$2891One-way
01:30PMMadrid Barajas Airport9h00 10:30PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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$2891One-way

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Fri
Dec 3
$195Alsa
$171KLM
Sat
Dec 4
$90Alsa
$252Vueling
Sun
Dec 5
$83Alsa
$184Vueling
Mon
Dec 6
$88Eurolines Switzerland
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Tue
Dec 7
$58Flixbus
$39Ryanair
Wed
Dec 8
$59Flixbus
$39Ryanair
Thu
Dec 9
$47Alsa
$59Iberia Express
Fri
Dec 10
$47Alsa
$39Ryanair
Sat
Dec 11
$53Flixbus
$56Iberia
Sun
Dec 12
$88Eurolines Switzerland
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Mon
Dec 13
$47Alsa
$44Ryanair
Tue
Dec 14
$47Alsa
$23Ryanair
Wed
Dec 15
$53Flixbus
$23Ryanair
Thu
Dec 16
$47Alsa
$26Ryanair
Fri
Dec 17
$83Flixbus
$32Ryanair
Sat
Dec 18
$59Flixbus
$43Iberia Express
Sun
Dec 19
$59Flixbus
$39Ryanair
Mon
Dec 20
$47Alsa
$27Ryanair
Tue
Dec 21
$47Alsa
$30Ryanair
Wed
Dec 22
$71Flixbus
$47Ryanair

Travel Information from Madrid to Paris

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$54 - $104
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $54 (€45) • 16 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $104 (€87) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or Alsa

Take a flight or bus to travel 652 miles (1052 km) between Madrid and Paris. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $54 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Iberia or Alsa among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Madrid to Paris.

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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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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Paris, France if I’m coming from Madrid, Spain?

Travel from Madrid, Spain to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Madrid restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Madrid and Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Spain from Paris, France?

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from France is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from France?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from France?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 12/2/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Madrid from Paris.

How do I get from Madrid to Paris?

There are 2 ways to travel to Paris from Madrid including taking a flight or bus.

How do I get from Madrid to Paris the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Paris from Madrid is by taking a bus with an average price of $54 (€45).

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

Taking a bus is usually $50 (€42) less than taking a flight to Paris, which costs on average $104 (€87) for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel to Paris from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 16 h 5 min.

How far is Paris from Madrid?

The Madrid to Paris distance is around 652 miles (1052 km).

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Paris?

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

  • Flights from Madrid to Paris most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Paris?

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

  • You can go to Paris from Madrid by plane with Iberia. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $104 (€87) with Iberia from Madrid to Paris on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus to Paris from Madrid with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Madrid to Paris tickets for $54 (€45) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Madrid to Paris?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling, Transavia France, Air France, Air Europa or Iberia.
  • You'll find direct buses with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Paris?
Many of our customers traveling from Madrid to Paris don't make Paris their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Paris are London, Barcelona or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Paris to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Madrid to Paris one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $104 (€87) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $54 (€45) one way for this trip.

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