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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 14m

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

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Fly to Beauvais, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Beauvais (BVA) MAD - BVA
  2. Take the bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 28m

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

Train via Barcelona  •  10h 54m

  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

Train  •  16h 41m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes 18061
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv

Bus  •  16h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris N1793 / ...

Bus via Paris Gallieni  •  17h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni

Drive  •  11h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare Montparnasse 1265.7 km

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris is to bus which costs €55 - €70 and takes 16h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs €45 - €200.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Paris. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 54m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Paris is 1053 km. The road distance is 1265.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 10h 54m and costs €140 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris, including transfers.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station 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 Atocha Station to Paris is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs €45 - €200. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs €140 - €240 and takes 10h 54m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 16h 49m.

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  • Distance: 1053.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

Air Europa, Iberia and three other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris Bercy via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Barcelona-Sants in around 10h 54m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €1600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €420
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €440
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €390
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €390
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €200
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €85
Promo+
€70 - €75
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Bus operators
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
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 2h.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station 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 Atocha Station to Paris is 1266 km. It takes approximately 11h 48m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Paris.

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

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