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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Pamplona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Pamplona A

$50 - $65

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Pamplona

$22 - $26

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Pampelune 252.9 miles

$26

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Pamplona 252.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA

$84 - $445

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Pamplona is to rideshare which costs 22€ and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Pamplona is to fly which costs 70€ - 390€ and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Pamplona is 317 km. The road distance is 404.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Pamplona without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 60€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Pamplona takes 3 h 5 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Madrid to Pamplona bus services, operated by PLM Autocares, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Pamplona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Pamplona is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 390€ and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 198.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Pamplona, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Pamplona 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, PLM Autocares operates a bus from Madrid to Pamplona every 3 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Pampelune
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Pamplona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Madrid to Pamplona bus services, operated by PLM Autocares, arrive at Pamplona station.

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Madrid to Pamplona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Pamplona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Pamplona is 404 km. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Madrid to Pamplona.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Pamplona Airport.

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There are 271+ hotels available in Pamplona. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Pamplona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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