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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Paris CDG

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

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Fly to Paris Orly, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY)
  2. Take the train from Antony to Aeroport Cdg 1

5 alternative options

Train via Lyon

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy

Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris

Bus via Gallieni

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1

Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 by bus and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Terminal 1 is around 16h 59m and covers a distance of around 1486 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 47m. The fastest journey normally takes 16h 5m. Operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, Renfe Viajeros, Euskotren and others, the Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 service departs from Atocha and arrives in Terminal 1. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
15h 12m
Layover time:
1h 47m
Total time:
16h 59m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
16h 5m
Journey distance:
1486 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€156
Carbon emissions:
80 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:26
Last service departs at:
08:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Spain → France
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International entry into France from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Spain
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Monaco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, Suriname and Turkey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Terminal 1 is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Terminal 1 is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Terminal 1 is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 is to fly which costs €45 - €160 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 is to fly which costs €45 - €160 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Terminal 1 via Madrid and Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Paris CDG Airport via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Paris CDG Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 52m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Terminal 1 is 1076 km. The road distance is 1293.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 without a car is to train via Lyon which takes 11h 52m and costs €190 - €300.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 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 Terminal 1 is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs €45 - €160. Alternatively, you can train via Lyon, which costs €190 - €300 and takes 11h 52m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €85 and takes 18h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1.
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  • Distance: 1075.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Terminal 1, France?

Air France, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy, Paris CDG Airport, and Paris CDG Airport in around 11h 52m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €2100
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Train operators
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Antony to Aeroport Cdg 1
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RATP Paris
Renfe AVE
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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
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€80 - €95
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
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
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
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 CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Paris Gallieni station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1 is 1293 km. It takes approximately 12h 8m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Terminal 1.

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Iberia, easyJet, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 1879+ hotels available in Terminal 1. Prices start at €87 per night.

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