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There are 7 ways to get from Alcalá de Henares to Paris by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Alcalá De Henares to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY

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Bus via Aeropuerto T4  •  17h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Paris 793

€60 - €81

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Train, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Alcalá De Henares to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAD - CDG

Train via Barcelona  •  11h 39m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

€148 - €233

Train  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the train from Alcalá De Henares to Chamartin C2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun Alv / ...
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv

€153 - €216

Bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni

€98 - €132

Drive  •  11h 50m

  1. Drive from Alcalá de Henares to Gare Montparnasse 1267.8 km

€140 - €210

Alcalá de Henares to Paris by train

The train journey time between Alcalá de Henares and Paris is around 12h 33m and covers a distance of around 1719 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 41m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe AVE and Renfe SNCF, the Alcalá de Henares to Paris train service departs from Alcalá De Henares and arrives in Paris Gare De Lyon. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 33m
Fastest train time:
10h 41m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
90 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:35
Last train departs at:
19:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alcalá de Henares to Paris train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Alcalá de Henares to Paris is to bus via Aeropuerto T4 which costs €60 - €85 and takes 17h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Alcalá de Henares to Paris is to train via Barcelona which costs €140 - €240 and takes 11h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alcalá de Henares to Paris. However, there are services departing from Alcala - C/ Via Complutense 13 and arriving at Paris via Avenida De América and Madrid Barajas Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alcalá de Henares to Paris. However, there are services departing from Alcalá De Henares and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 39m.

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It is 1034 km from Alcalá de Henares to Paris. It is approximately 1267.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Alcalá de Henares to Paris without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 11h 39m and costs €140 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Alcalá de Henares to Paris, including transfers.

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Alcalá de Henares to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid Barajas Airport station.

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Alcalá de Henares to Paris train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Alcalá de Henares to Paris is to train via Barcelona which takes 11h 39m and costs €140 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus via Aeropuerto T4, which costs €60 - €85 and takes 17h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Alcalá de Henares to Paris.
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  • Distance: 1034.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Alcalá de Henares, Spain and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Alcalá de Henares to Paris Bercy via Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Barcelona-Sants in around 11h 39m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Paris once daily. Tickets cost €55 - €70 and the journey takes 15h 35m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €2900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €5500
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alcalá De Henares to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Alcalá De Henares to Chamartin
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alcala De Henares to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Paris
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Alcalá de Henares to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Alcalá de Henares to Paris train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alcalá de Henares to Paris is 1268 km. It takes approximately 11h 50m to drive from Alcalá de Henares to Paris.

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Air France, Air Europa, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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