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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Marseille  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS

€96 - €219

Cheapest option

Bus via Gare St Charles  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Marseille N738

€54 - €63

4 alternative options

Fly to Nice, bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nice (NCE) MAD - NCE
  2. Take the bus from NICE - Aéroport - NICE to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE

Train  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Nimes to Marseille St Charles Ter

€126 - €220

Bus  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Aix En Provence

€85 - €120

Drive  •  10h 12m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence 1077.8 km

€110 - €180

Madrid to Aix-en-Provence by train and bus

The journey time between Madrid and Aix-en-Provence is around 15h and covers a distance of around 1156 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 24m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Madrid to Aix-en-Provence service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Gare Routière. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h
Fastest journey time:
10h 24m
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€126
Carbon emissions:
63 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 to Aix-en-Provence train and bus schedules

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aix-en-Provence is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aix-en-Provence is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Aix-en-Provence 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: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence is to bus via Gare St Charles, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence is to fly which costs €95 - €220 and takes 4h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Aix En Provence. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 17h 10m.

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The distance between Madrid and Aix-en-Provence is 831 km. The road distance is 1077.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence without a car is to train which takes 9h 55m and costs €120 - €220.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence, including transfers.

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Madrid to Aix-en-Provence bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence is to fly which takes 4h 37m and costs €95 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €120 - €220 and takes 9h 55m, you could also bus via Gare St Charles, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 15h 25m.

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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 to Aix-en-Provence bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Aix En Provence station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence.
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  • Distance: 831.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Aix-en-Provence, France?

Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence via Barcelona-Sants, Nimes, Marseille St Charles, and Gare St Charles in around 9h 55m.

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 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €190
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
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
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
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 Nimes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Bus operators
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from NICE - Aéroport - NICE to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
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 to Marseille
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
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 Aix En Provence
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Aix-en-Provence is 1078 km. It takes approximately 10h 12m to drive from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence.

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Marseille Airport.

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