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from Madrid to Pau

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Travel Information between Madrid and Pau

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$44 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€35) • 10 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $44 (€35) • 10 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Iberia

Travel 262 miles (423 km) by bus or flight from Madrid to Pau. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 10 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Iberia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Madrid to Pau.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Pau, France from Madrid, Spain?

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

Is international entry into Pau 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 Pau, France from Madrid?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Pau, 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 9/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Madrid to Pau closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Madrid, Spain from Pau, France due to COVID-19?

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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 9/25/21. 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.

How do I go from Madrid to Pau?

You can travel between Madrid and Pau 2 different ways: bus or flight.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Pau is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $44 (€35) compared to other travel options to Pau:

A bus is $15 (€12) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Pau costing on average $59 (€47).

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Pau?

The fastest way to get to Pau from Madrid is by bus with an average travel time of 10 h 20 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.

How far is it from Madrid to Pau?

The Madrid to Pau distance is around 262 miles (423 km).

When traveling between Madrid and Pau, what are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and Pau?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Pau at Pau, Gare SNCF.
  • Flights from Madrid to Pau most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Pau Pyrenees Airport.
Which travel operators can get me to Pau from Madrid?

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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Pau by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Madrid to Pau for $44 (€35) on Omio.
  • Iberia can get you to Pau by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Iberia from Madrid to Pau for $59 (€47) on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Madrid and Pau?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.

Direct services to Pau 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 route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Madrid to Pau ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Pau? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Pau usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Toulouse or Bordeaux. If you're looking to explore Paris, Toulouse or Bordeaux from Pau, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Pau from Madrid online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $44 (€35) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $59 (€47) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Pau
Madrid America
Amenities
Madrid Est. Sur
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

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
Amenities
Refreshments

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