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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Paris by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) MAD - CDG

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Beauvais (BVA) MAD - BVA
  2. Take the train from Beauvais to Paris Nord

Train via Barcelona  •  10h 6m

  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

Train  •  14h 40m

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

Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni 793

Drive  •  11h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Gare Montparnasse 1264 km

Madrid to Paris by train

8 Weekly Trains
10h 6m Average Duration
€144 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid to Paris is to bus, which costs €55 - €130 and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Paris is to fly which costs €50 - €290 and takes 5h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Paris Gallieni. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Paris. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 6m.

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The distance between Madrid and Paris is 1053 km. The road distance is 1264 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Paris without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 10h 6m and costs €140 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Madrid to Paris, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Paris 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 Paris is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs €50 - €290. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs €140 - €240 and takes 10h 6m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €130 and takes 16h.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Paris.
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  • Distance: 1052.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

Iberia, Air France and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Magenta hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Paris Bercy via Barcelona-Sants in around 10h 6m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €400
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €380
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €850
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Beauvais to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
ALSA
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Paris is 1264 km. It takes approximately 11h 48m to drive from Madrid to Paris.

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Iberia, Lufthansa, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Paris bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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