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

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Recommended option

Fly to Paris Orly  •  4h 59m

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

52€ - 192€

Cheapest option

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Beauvais (BVA) MAD - BVA
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg 1 to Chatelet Les Halles

46€ - 189€

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 14m

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

51€ - 289€

Train via Barcelona  •  10h 8m

  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

144€ - 233€

Train  •  14h 11m

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

151€ - 212€

Bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 793 / ...

55€ - 140€

Drive  •  11h 59m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Gare Montparnasse 1268.1 km

150€ - 230€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Paris is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Paris is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 4h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid, Madrid and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 5m.

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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 8m.

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The distance between Madrid and Paris is 1053 km. The road distance is 1268.1 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 8m and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Madrid to Paris, including transfers.

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Madrid to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid, 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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Map of how to get from Madrid to Paris.
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  • Distance: 1052.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

Air France, Air Europa and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Paris hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Paris Bercy via Barcelona-Sants in around 10h 8m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 1300€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 350€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
310€ - 1000€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 470€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Train operators
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Aeroport Cdg 1 to Chatelet Les Halles
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€
Website
RATP Paris
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Twice 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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com

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The best way to get from Madrid to Paris is to fly which takes 4h 59m and costs 50€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs 140€ - 240€ and takes 10h 8m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 140€ and takes 16h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Madrid to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 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 1268 km. It takes approximately 11h 59m to drive from Madrid to Paris.

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Air France, Air Europa, Transavia France and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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

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