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There are 12 ways to get from Madrid to Bourges by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Barcelona  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bourges Ter / ...

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Bus  •  18h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Tours BlaBlaCar / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tours to Bourges 724

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Train  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to St Pierre Des Corps Tgv
  4. Take the train from St Pierre Des Corps to Bourges Ter / ...

Bus via Clermont-Ferrand  •  20h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Clermont Ferrand Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur - Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Clermont Ferrand to Bourges Foire Sofia Central Bus Station - Rennes Place de la Gare

Drive  •  10h 52m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bourges 1170.3 km

Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) MAD - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville

Fly to Lyon, train  •  9h 23m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS) MAD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bourges

Fly to Nantes, train  •  9h

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nantes (NTE) MAD - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Bourges

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville

Fly to Geneva, train  •  12h 7m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bourges

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  11h 21m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Beauvais (BVA) MAD - BVA
  2. Take the train from Beauvais to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bordeaux (BOD) MAD - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to St Pierre Des Corps
  3. Take the train from St Pierre Des Corps to Bourges

Madrid to Bourges by train

7 Weekly Trains
12h 56m Average Duration
€219 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bourges is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 18h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bourges is to fly and train which costs €90 - €350 and takes 8h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid station to Bourges. However, there are services departing from Madrid - South Station and arriving at Bourges via Tours. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bourges. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Bourges via Barcelona-Sants and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 56m.

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The distance between Madrid and Bourges is 888 km. The road distance is 1170.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bourges without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 12h 56m and costs €210 - €380.

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It takes approximately 12h 56m to get from Madrid to Bourges, including transfers.

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Madrid to Bourges bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Madrid - South Station.

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Madrid to Bourges 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 Bourges is to train via Barcelona which takes 12h 56m and costs €210 - €380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 18h 5m.

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  • Distance: 888.1 km
  • Duration: 12h 56m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Bourges, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Bourges via Barcelona-Sants and Lyon Part Dieu in around 12h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Bourges via Tours in around 18h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €390
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €390
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €440
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €390
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €390
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €440
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €300
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€18 - €280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €750
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Train operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
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
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Bourges
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from St Pierre Des Corps to Bourges
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Nantes to Bourges
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €80
Train from Beauvais to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bourges
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bourges
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nantes to Bourges
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 10m
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Madrid - South Station to Tours
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Blablabus
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 Tours to Bourges
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Clermont Ferrand
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Clermont Ferrand to Bourges Foire
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni

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Madrid to Bourges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bourges station.

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Madrid to Bourges train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bourges station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Bourges is 1170 km. It takes approximately 10h 52m to drive from Madrid to Bourges.

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