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

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Train via Barcelona Sants  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Perpignan Tgv

$99 - $140

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Bus  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Perpignan

$45 - $80

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Train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Figueres Vilafant Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Figueres-Vilafant Station to Perpignan Tgv

$97 - $138

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Perpignan 487 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Perpignan

$60 - $196

Fly to Perpignan  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Perpignan (PGF) MAD - PGF

$72 - $323

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS) MAD - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Perpignan

$65 - $160

Fly to Marseille, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Perpignan

$78 - $246

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Perpignan. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Perpignan. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Perpignan via Barcelona Sants Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Perpignan is 605 km. The road distance is 779.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Perpignan without a car is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Madrid to Perpignan, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Perpignan 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 Perpignan is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 34 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Perpignan.
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  • Distance: 377.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Perpignan via Barcelona Sants and Barcelona Sants Station in around 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Perpignan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 12 h 34 min. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Perpignan via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Perpignan via Toulouse, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Perpignan via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
renfe.com
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Figueres-Vilafant Station to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com

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Madrid to Perpignan train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Perpignan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Perpignan is 779 km. It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to drive from Madrid to Perpignan.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Perpignan bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 1608+ hotels available in Perpignan. Prices start at $64 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 .

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