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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Château de Versailles by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY
  2. Take the train from Massy Palaiseau to Versailles Chantiers

51€ - 184€

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Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAD - CDG
  2. Take the train from St Michel Nd Rer C to VERSAILLES RIVE GAUCHE Château de Versailles

63€ - 243€

Train via Barcelona  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

154€ - 241€

Train  •  15h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes 18061
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv

155€ - 218€

Bus  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 793 / ...

61€ - 75€

Bus via Pont De Sevres  •  19h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni

100€ - 139€

Drive  •  11h 46m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Château de Versailles 1262.5 km

130€ - 210€

Madrid to Château de Versailles by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Madrid and Château de Versailles is around 13h 51m and covers a distance of around 1713 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 50m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Paris Metro and others, the Madrid to Château de Versailles service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Château de Versailles. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 51m
Fastest journey time:
10h 50m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
154€
Carbon emissions:
90 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 Château de Versailles train, subway and walk schedules

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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Château de Versailles is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Château de Versailles is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Château de Versailles is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Château de Versailles is to bus which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 17h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Château de Versailles is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Château de Versailles. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Chateau De Versailles via Gallieni, Chatelet and Pont De Sevres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Château de Versailles. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at VERSAILLES RIVE GAUCHE Château de Versailles via Barcelona-Sants, Gare de Lyon and Bibliotheque F. Mitterrand. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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The distance between Madrid and Château de Versailles is 1040 km. The road distance is 1262.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Château de Versailles without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 11h 28m and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Madrid to Château de Versailles, including transfers.

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Madrid to Château de Versailles bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Château de Versailles 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 Château de Versailles is to train via Barcelona which takes 11h 28m and costs 150€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 17h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Château de Versailles.
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  • Distance: 1039.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Château de Versailles, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Château de Versailles via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Bibliothèque-François Mitterrand, Bibliotheque F. Mitterrand, and VERSAILLES RIVE GAUCHE Château de Versailles in around 11h 28m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Paris once daily. Tickets cost 55€ - 70€ and the journey takes 16h 5m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 2900€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 5500€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Train operators
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Massy Palaiseau to Versailles Chantiers
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Transilien
Train from St Michel Nd Rer C to VERSAILLES RIVE GAUCHE Château de Versailles
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Website
Transilien
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
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
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 Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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 Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Madrid to Château de Versailles bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Paris Gallieni station.

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Madrid to Château de Versailles train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Château de Versailles is 1262 km. It takes approximately 11h 46m to drive from Madrid to Château de Versailles.

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Air France, Air Europa, TAP Portugal and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 2287+ hotels available in Château de Versailles. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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