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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Nîmes by train, 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  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Nîmes Ave

$120 - $170

Cheapest option

Fly to Marseille, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Nîmes

$56 - $211

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Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nimes

$65 - $100

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nimes

$57 - $92

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Nîmes 611.7 miles

$130 - $190

Fly to Montpellier, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Montpellier (MPL) MAD - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes

$80 - $378

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$93 - $251

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS) MAD - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Nîmes

$61 - $165

Fly to Lyon, train  •  7 h 6 min

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

$103 - $285

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Nîmes is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 16 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Nîmes is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Nimes. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Nîmes. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Nîmes is 765 km. The road distance is 978.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Nîmes without a car is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Nîmes takes 6 h 57 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Madrid to Nîmes bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Nîmes train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Nîmes is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Nîmes.
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  • Distance: 478.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Nîmes 4 times a week. Tickets cost $120 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Madrid to Nîmes 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 14 h 53 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 Aix-en-Provence TGV to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$27 - $32
Train from Barcelona Sants to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 Montpellier St. Roch Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Nimes
Ave. Duration
15 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Madrid to Nîmes bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Nimes station.

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Madrid to Nîmes train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Nîmes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Nîmes is 979 km. It takes approximately 9 h 18 min to drive from Madrid to Nîmes.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 695+ hotels available in Nîmes. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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