There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Loire Valley by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Tours St Symphorien  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) MAD - TUF

$78 - $357

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Tours Ouibus

$39 - $61

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Fly to Nantes, train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$94 - $295

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$116 - $323

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAD - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$94 - $306

Train, bus  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Pamplona A / ...
  3. Take the bus from Pamplona to Bordeaux
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

$197 - $284

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Tours

$70 - $100

Train  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Hendaye Hot
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

$174 - $255

Drive  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Loire Valley 647.5 miles

$130 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Loire Valley is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 16 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Loire Valley is to fly which costs 65€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Tours. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Tours via Madrid-Chamartin, Valladolid Campo Grande, Hendaye, Bordeaux-St-Jean and St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 52 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Loire Valley is 852 km. The road distance is 1035.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Loire Valley without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 54 min and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Madrid to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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Madrid to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - South Station.

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Madrid to Loire Valley train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Loire Valley is to fly which takes 6 h 33 min and costs 65€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 36 min, you could also train, which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 14 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 532.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Loire Valley, France?

Ryanair and Iberia fly from Madrid to Loire Valley once daily. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Madrid to Loire Valley once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 14 h 18 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tours St Symphorien via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Tours St Symphorien via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - South Station to Tours
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus

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