There are 12 ways to get from France to Spain by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Toulouse to Madrid  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Madrid (MAD) TLS - MAD

$22 - $97

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Fly Nice to Barcelona  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Barcelona (BCN) NCE - BCN

$38 - $145

Fly Nantes to Barcelona  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Barcelona (BCN) NTE - BCN

$53 - $240

Fly Lyon to Barcelona  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Barcelona (BCN) LYS - BCN

$44 - $187

Fly Paris Orly to Barcelona  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN

$49 - $242

Fly Marseille to Barcelona  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN

$33 - $182

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  10 h 51 min

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

$278 - $344

Train  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$219 - $261

Bus Ouibus  •  18 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America Ouibus

$49 - $72

Bus ALSA  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Madrid

$70 - $117

Rideshare  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Madrid 794.4 miles

$92

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Madrid 795 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The distance between France and Spain is 875 km. The road distance is 1271.9 km.

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The best way to get from France to Spain without a car is to train which takes 10 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from France to Spain, including transfers.

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The best way to get from France to Spain is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 18 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Toulouse Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Spain is 1272 km. It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to drive from France to Spain.

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Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Toulouse Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 325+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between France and Spain. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from France to Toulouse Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from France to Spain.
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  • Distance: 546.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

What companies run services between France and Spain?

Iberia and Ryanair fly from Toulouse to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Madrid via Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 10 h 51 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Paris Gallieni to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$92
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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