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from Paris to Madrid

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

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To get from Paris to Madrid on Sep 27 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15PMParis Orly Airport2h05 09:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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07:15PMParis Orly Airport2h05 09:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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07:30AMParis Orly Airport2h05 09:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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02:20PMParis Orly Airport2h05 04:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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09:35AMParis Beauvais Tille Airport2h05 11:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$161Air Europa
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$80Transavia France
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$80Transavia France
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$86Eurolines Switzerland
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$54Transavia France
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$197Transavia France
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Travel Information between Paris and Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$56 - $157
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $56 (€45) • 16 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $157 (€126) • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling or Flixbus

Travel 652 miles (1052 km) by flight or bus to Madrid from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $56 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Vueling or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Madrid.

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Travel from Paris to Madrid: Journey Details

People traveling from Paris to Madrid includes a variety of comfortable, luxury bus, rail and airplane options. Drive share is an additional travel option that may suit your needs. You can also choose to hire a rental car. Your rental car can be booked online and will be waiting for you at the airport upon arrival in the city of Madrid.

Return trips from Madrid to Paris are also available.

How to get from Paris to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Paris to Madrid, 70,28% 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 Paris to Madrid, 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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Buses from Paris to Madrid

Eurolines buses depart at 6:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. from Paris, Gallieni Porte Bagnolet. There are also mid-morning and late afternoon buses from Paris to Madrid. Alsa or Ouibus departs from Paris' Bercy station at 5:00 p.m and stops at Barcelona Nord from where it is a short walk to the Barcelona Autobus station. From there, take the Barcelona-Zaragoza-Madrid coach towards Madrid at 8:00 a.m. This bus will arrive at the Aeropuerto Madrid-Barajas at 3:35 p.m.

Trains from Paris to Madrid

SNCF TGV trains from Paris to Madrid changes at Barcelona. There are two trains per day. Train journeys between Paris and Madrid take about 10 hours. From Barcelona, take the AVE train to Madrid.

Flights from Paris to Madrid

Iberia, RyanAir, Air France, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Air Berlin and Alitalia provide flights from Paris to Madrid. The flight lasts about 4:40 hours. There are direct flights or flights that includes stops. Flights depart from Paris Orly, Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais airports and arrive at Madrid Airport. Flights are available from 6:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Travel Tips

Travel from Paris to Madrid
Travel to Madrid 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 Paris to Madrid.
Does Spain have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Paris and Madrid?

Travel between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travelers from France enter Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry into 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

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 9/25/21. 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 between Paris and Madrid.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Paris, France from Madrid, Spain?

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

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 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 Paris from Madrid here.

How do I reach Madrid from Paris?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Paris and Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Paris is by taking a bus, which costs on average $56 (€45).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A bus is $101 (€81) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Madrid costing on average $157 (€126).

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

The quickest way to travel to Madrid from Paris is by flight, which takes on average 2 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h   of travel time.

What is the distance between Paris and Madrid?

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

When traveling between Paris and Madrid, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Madrid?

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

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

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

  • Vueling can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Paris to Madrid for $157 (€126).
  • Flixbus can take you to Madrid by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Paris to Madrid for $56 (€45).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Paris and Madrid ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Paris and Madrid online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $157 (€126) one way on average for this trip.
  • A bus ticket costs $56 (€45) one way on average for this journey.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Gare Paris Bercy
Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse