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Travel Information to Madrid from Pau

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $72
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 11 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $72 (€62) • 10 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 262 miles (423 km) to Madrid from Pau. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 10 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Pau to Madrid.

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International travel from Pau, 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 Pau?

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 1/9/23; 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 Pau to Madrid.

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

Is my journey back to Pau 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 Pau from Madrid?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 1/24/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Pau from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel from Pau to Madrid 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Pau is by taking a train, which costs on average $13 (€11).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A train is generally $59 (€51) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $72 (€62) from Pau to Madrid.

Taking a train is usually $17 (€15) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $30 (€26) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Pau is by bus with an average travel time of 10 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 11 h 50 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Pau to Madrid is:

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Pau to Madrid depart from Pau, Avenue de l'Université to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Pau to Madrid depart from Pau Pyrenees Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Gare de Pau to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

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

  • You can travel between Pau and Madrid by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $72 (€62) with Flixbus from Pau to Madrid.
Omio customers who travel from Pau to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $72 (€62) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $30 (€26) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $13 (€11) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Pau to Madrid 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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