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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Carcans-Plage by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2Rio's travel planner.

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Train, taxi  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Facture Biganos Ter
  3. Take a taxi from Facture Biganos to Carcans-Plage

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Fly, bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bordeaux (BOD) MAD - BOD
  2. Take the bus from Picot to Ocean

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Bus  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Bordeaux Saint-Jean 793 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gare St Jean to Ocean 710

Bus via Donostia / San Sebastián  •  13h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Intercambiador Av América Bus Interurbano to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from Estación de Autobuses Donostia-San Sebastián to Bordeaux
  3. Take the bus from Gare St Jean to Ocean 710

Train, bus  •  15h 46m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Gare St Jean to Ocean 710

Drive  •  7h 12m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Carcans-Plage 717 km

Madrid to Carcans-Plage by bus and walk

9 Weekly Services
12h 7m Average Duration
€47 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Carcans-Plage is to bus via Donostia / San Sebastián which costs €50 - €75 and takes 13h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Carcans-Plage is to fly and bus which takes 6h 46m and costs €35 - €200.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Carcans-Plage. However, there are services departing from Estación Sur de Autobuses and arriving at Ocean via Gare St Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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The distance between Madrid and Carcans-Plage is 838 km. The road distance is 717 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Carcans-Plage without a car is to train and taxi which takes 11h 22m and costs €200 - €300.

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It takes approximately 11h 22m to get from Madrid to Carcans-Plage, including transfers.

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Madrid to Carcans-Plage bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Estación Sur de Autobuses station.

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Madrid to Carcans-Plage bus services, operated by TransGironde, arrive at Ocean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Carcans-Plage is 717 km. It takes approximately 7h 12m to drive from Madrid to Carcans-Plage.

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There are 616+ hotels available in Carcans-Plage. Prices start at €23 per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Carcans-Plage.
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  • Distance: 837.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 22m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Carcans-Plage, France?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Carcans-Plage via Bordeaux Saint-Jean and Gare St Jean in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €390
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €280
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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
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 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Facture Biganos
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €70
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €70
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €85
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€60 - €85
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
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€40 - €60
1st Class
€60 - €80
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 Estación Sur de Autobuses to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
https://www.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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BlaBlaCar Bus

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 Estación Sur de Autobuses to Bordeaux Halte routière Belcier
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
https://www.blablacar.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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Burdeos
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home
Bus from Intercambiador Av América Bus Interurbano to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home
TransGironde
Phone
0974 500 033
Website
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Bus from Gare St Jean to Ocean
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Bus from Picot to Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Iberocoach
Phone
+34 988 590 210
Email
info@iberocoach.com
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Estación de Autobuses Donostia-San Sebastián to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
http://www.iberocoach.com/en/home-2/
Website
https://iberocoach.diagram.net/en/
Other operators
Taxi from Facture Biganos to Carcans-Plage
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Estimated price
€130 - €160
Taxi Bordeaux Métropole 33
Phone
+33 7 66 02 46 71
Website
taxibordeauxmetropole33.fr

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