There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Pamplona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona Alv

28€ - 35€

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Pamplona Madrid to Pamplona / ...

19€ - 35€

6 alternative options

Bus via Soria  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Soria
  2. Take the bus from Soria to Pamplona Pamplona/Iruña-Soria

32€ - 46€

Rideshare  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Pampelune 404.6 km

22€

Drive  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Pamplona 404.2 km

40€ - 65€

Fly to Pamplona  •  3h 24m

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

44€ - 192€

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
  3. Take the bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2

51€ - 337€

Fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS) MAD - EAS
  2. Take the bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2

54€ - 194€

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Pamplona is to train which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 3h 5m.

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

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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 3h 5m.

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The distance between Madrid and Pamplona is 317 km. The road distance is 404.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Pamplona without a car is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs 28€ - 35€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona takes 3h 5m 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 Renfe Viajeros, 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 3h 5m and costs 28€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 317.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 5m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona 4 times a day. Tickets cost 28€ - 35€ and the journey takes 3h 5m. Alternatively, PLM Autocares operates a bus from Madrid to Pamplona every 4 hours. Tickets cost 19€ - 23€ and the journey takes 5h 15m. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. 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 Soria
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Soria to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
alsa.com
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
conda.es
Bus from Soria. Estación Bus. Av. Valladolid 40 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Conda S.A.
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Conda S.A.
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
hife.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Burundesa S.A.
Phone
948 30 35 05
Email
info@laburundesa.com
Website
laburundesa.com
Bus from DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTI Vuelta to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
La Burundesa S.A.
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Pampelune
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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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 Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Pamplona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Pamplona is 404 km. It takes approximately 4h 13m 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 311+ hotels available in Pamplona. Prices start at 87€ 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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