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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  2h 29m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY

42€ - 144€

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAD - CDG

48€ - 177€

Fly to Paris Le Bourget Apt  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) MAD - LBG

79€ - 327€

Train  •  11h 35m

  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€

Bus  •  15h 35m

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

55€ - 70€

Bus via Madrid  •  17h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni

96€ - 135€

Drive  •  11h 38m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Gare Montparnasse 1251.7 km

130€ - 200€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris is to fly which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris is to fly which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 2h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Barajas Airport and arriving at Paris. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Paris is 1041 km. The road distance is 1251.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris without a car is to train which takes 11h 35m and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid Barajas Airport station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) 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 Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris is to fly which takes 2h 29m and costs 40€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 240€ and takes 11h 35m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 15h 35m.

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  • Distance: 1041.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 29m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Paris, France?

Air Europa, Air France and four other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris Bercy via Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Barcelona-Sants in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Madrid to Paris Le Bourget Apt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Le Bourget Apt via Munich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Le Bourget Apt via Lisbon, Geneva
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Le Bourget Apt via Paris CDG, Geneva
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Le Bourget Apt via Frankfurt, Geneva
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Le Bourget Apt via Ibiza, Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Le Bourget Apt via Palma Mallorca, Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 1500€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Train operators
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
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).

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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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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris is 1252 km. It takes approximately 11h 38m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris.

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

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Book your Madrid Airport (MAD) to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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