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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Perpignan  •  6h 6m

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

102€ - 179€

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Bus  •  13h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Perpignan 252

40€ - 87€

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Train  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Port-Bou Re / ...

81€ - 147€

Bus via Narbonne  •  15h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Narbonne 252
  2. Take the bus from Narbonne to Argelès-sur-mer, Argelès-sur-Mer N727

46€ - 64€

Drive  •  7h 35m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer 778 km

85€ - 130€

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  7h 5m

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

72€ - 295€

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS) MAD - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Argeles Sur Mer

66€ - 294€

Fly to Perpignan  •  11h 17m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Perpignan (PGF) MAD - PGF

82€ - 317€

Fly to Marseille, train  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Perpignan

102€ - 458€

Fly to Montpellier, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Montpellier (MPL) MAD - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Argeles Sur Mer

107€ - 294€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer is to bus via Narbonne which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 15h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer is to train via Perpignan which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at ARGELES/MER-RP Med Militaire via PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Argeles Sur Mer via Barcelona-Sants and Perpignan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 6m.

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The distance between Madrid and Argelès-sur-Mer is 609 km. The road distance is 778 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer without a car is to train via Perpignan which takes 6h 6m and costs 100€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer, including transfers.

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Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer is to train via Perpignan which takes 6h 6m and costs 100€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 13h 48m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 320€ and takes 11h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer.
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  • Distance: 608.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Argelès-sur-Mer, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer via Barcelona-Sants and Perpignan in around 6h 6m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Perpignan 3 times a day. Tickets cost 60€ - 85€ and the journey takes 12h 15m. Eurolines FR also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Perpignan via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Perpignan via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Perpignan via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Perpignan via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 260€
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
Every 3 hours
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Port-Bou
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Narbonne to Argeles Sur Mer
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Rail 1st Class
21€ - 30€
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 Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
26€ - 31€
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Narbonne to Argelès-sur-mer, Argelès-sur-Mer
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Perpignan station.

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Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Perpignan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer is 778 km. It takes approximately 7h 35m to drive from Madrid to Argelès-sur-Mer.

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Iberia, Air Europa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 2327+ hotels available in Argelès-sur-Mer. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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