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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Tgv / ...

€108 - €178

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Fly to Marseille, bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Take the bus from Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Nîmes

€39 - €150

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Bus  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nîmes N738 / ...

€46 - €62

Bus via Madrid  •  17h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nimes

€76 - €112

Drive  •  9h 14m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes 978.6 km

€100 - €160

Fly to Montpellier, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Montpellier (MPL) MAD - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes

€87 - €272

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS) MAD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Nîmes

€113 - €270

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes

€79 - €173

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS) MAD - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Nimes

€89 - €215

Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Nîmes is around 10h 12m and covers a distance of around 1000 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 45m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe SNCF, the Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Nimes. Typically 18 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 12m
Fastest journey time:
6h 45m
Journey distance:
1000 km
Services per week:
18
Cheapest price:
€108
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes walk and train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nîmes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nîmes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nîmes is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes is to bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 14h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes is to fly and train which costs €110 - €270 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Nîmes via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Nimes via Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 16m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Nîmes is 765 km. The road distance is 978.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes without a car is to train which takes 7h 16m and costs €100 - €180.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes is to train which takes 7h 16m and costs €100 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 14h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes.
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  • Distance: 765.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 16m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Nîmes, France?

You can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Barcelona-Sants in around 7h 16m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Nîmes twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €60 and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €470
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €470
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €470
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €200
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
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 Nimes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Nimes
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€43 - €47
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
€43 - €47
First
€70 - €73
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€25 - €30
1st Class
€18 - €22
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Nimes
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€43 - €47
Website
Oui.SNCF
Standard
€43 - €47
First
€70 - €73
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€43 - €47
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Standard
€43 - €47
First
€70 - €73
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 to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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 Nimes
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
alsa.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nîmes station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Nimes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes is 979 km. It takes approximately 9h 14m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Nîmes.

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