How to travel from Madrid to Pau

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from Madrid to Pau

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

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To get from Madrid to Pau on Aug 16 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:40PMMadrid, Estación Sur14h00 06:40AMPau
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04:40PMMadrid, Estación Sur14h00 06:40AMPau
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Travel Information from Madrid to Pau

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $44
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 20 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $44 (€41) • 9 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 262 miles (423 km) between Madrid and Pau. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 9 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Pau.

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FAQs

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Pau, France is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Spain enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Pau from Madrid?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Pau, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 8/8/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Madrid to Pau.

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Pau, France?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Pau?

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Madrid from Pau here.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Pau is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Pau:

A train is generally $42 (€39) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $44 (€41) from Madrid to Pau.

A train is generally $1 (€1) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $3 (€3) from Madrid to Pau.

The fastest way to get to Pau from Madrid is by bus with an average travel time of 9 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Pau can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 20 h 5 min   of travel time.

Pau is approximately 262 miles (423 km) away from Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Pau is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Madrid and Pau 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 when traveling from Madrid to Pau:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Pau, Avenue de l'Université.
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Madrid to Pau depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Pau Pyrenees Airport.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Madrid to Pau depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Gare de Pau.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Pau by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Madrid to Pau tickets on Omio for $44 (€41).
Your trip from Madrid to Pau doesn't have to end in Pau. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Toulouse or Bordeaux. If you’d like to add Paris, Toulouse or Bordeaux to your Madrid to Pau tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Pau today!

Before traveling from Madrid to Pau, 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 is costing $44 (€41) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket costs $3 (€3) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $2 (€2) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Pau 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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