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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid City Center to Pamplona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona Alv

€28 - €35

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Pamplona Madrid to Pamplona / ...

€19 - €35

4 alternative options

Bus via Soria  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Soria
  2. Take the bus from Soria to Pamplona Pamplona/Iruña-Soria

€32 - €46

Rideshare  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Pampelune 399.2 km

€22

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Madrid City Center to Pamplona 398.9 km

€35 - €60

Fly  •  3h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA

€50 - €211

Madrid City Center to Pamplona by train

The train journey time between Madrid City Center and Pamplona is around 3h 13m and covers a distance of around 441 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 5m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid City Center to Pamplona train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Pamplona. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 13m
Fastest train time:
3h 5m
Trains per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€28
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:35
Last train departs at:
19:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid City Center to Pamplona train schedules

Madrid City Center → Pamplona
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pamplona is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid City Center to Pamplona is to rideshare which costs €22 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid City Center to Pamplona is to train which costs €28 - €35 and takes 3h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Madrid City Center and Pamplona is 317 km. The road distance is 398.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid City Center to Pamplona without a car is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs €28 - €35.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona takes 3h 5m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Madrid City Center to Pamplona bus services, operated by PLM Autocares, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid City Center to Pamplona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid City Center to Pamplona is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs €28 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €35 and takes 5h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €220 and takes 3h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid City Center to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 316.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 5m

What companies run services between Madrid City Center, Spain and Pamplona, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona twice daily. Tickets cost €28 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 5m. Alternatively, PLM Autocares operates a bus from Madrid to Pamplona 3 times a day. Tickets cost €19 - €24 and the journey takes 5h 15m. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Soria
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Soria to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
alsa.com
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Soria. Estación Bus. Av. Valladolid 40 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Schedules at
Conda S.A.
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Pampelune
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€22
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Pamplona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Madrid City Center to Pamplona bus services, operated by PLM Autocares, arrive at Pamplona station.

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Madrid City Center to Pamplona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Pamplona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid City Center to Pamplona is 399 km. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Madrid City Center to Pamplona.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Pamplona Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Pamplona. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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