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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Paris by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  4h 58m

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

49€ - 161€

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 17m

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

53€ - 188€

Train via Barcelona  •  10h 15m

  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

148€ - 233€

Train  •  14h 9m

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

152€ - 213€

Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni 793

55€ - 130€

Drive  •  11h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Gare Montparnasse 1264 km

130€ - 210€

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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid to Paris is to fly, which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Paris is to fly which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 4h 58m.

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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 15m.

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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 15m and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m 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 4h 58m and costs 45€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs 140€ - 240€ and takes 10h 15m, 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: 4h 58m

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

Air Europa, Air France and four 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 15m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 1500€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 300€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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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
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
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.

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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 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
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 to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 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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Air France, Air Europa, Transavia France and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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

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