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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 Orly  •  4 h 57 min

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

$55 - $247

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 15 min

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

$59 - $245

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  10 h 38 min

  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

$277 - $334

Train  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun A / ...
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv

$208 - $259

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni

$65 - $110

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport to Paris, Paris 793

$73 - $124

Drive  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Paris 793.9 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Paris is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Paris is to fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Paris Gallieni. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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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 10 h 38 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Paris is 1053 km. The road distance is 1270.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Paris without a car is to train which takes 10 h 38 min and costs 240€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min 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 Spanish Railways 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 4 h 57 min and costs 45€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 300€ and takes 10 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Paris.
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  • Distance: 658 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Air Europa, Transavia France and three other airlines fly from Madrid to Paris hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Paris via Barcelona Sants in around 10 h 38 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
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 Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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 Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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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 inOui TGV, arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Paris is 1270 km. It takes approximately 12 h 3 min to drive from Madrid to Paris.

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

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There are 5108+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $76 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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