How to travel from Paris to Madrid

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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 Dec 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30AMParis Orly Airport2h05 09:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information between Paris and Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $99
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 20 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $78 (€70) • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair

Travel 652 miles (1052 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Madrid.

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 Tips: 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.

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; 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 from Paris to Madrid.

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

Is my journey back to Paris from Madrid restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Paris, France?

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

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Madrid from Paris including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Madrid is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A train is $96 (€86) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Paris to Madrid costing on average $99 (€89).

A train is $75 (€67) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Madrid costing on average $78 (€70).

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 45 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 20 h 9 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Madrid is:

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

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

  • You can take a bus from Paris to Madrid with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $99 (€89) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Madrid.
  • You can go to Madrid from Paris by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $78 (€70) with Ryanair from Paris to Madrid on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Madrid with Flixbus or Alsa with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services to Madrid 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.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Madrid often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $99 (€89) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $78 (€70) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.

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

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