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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Poitiers by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Poitiers  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Poitiers (PIS) MAD - PIS

38€ - 139€

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Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bordeaux (BOD) MAD - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Poitiers

113€ - 334€

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY
  2. Take the train from Massy-TGV to Poitiers

133€ - 309€

Fly to Nantes, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nantes (NTE) MAD - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to St-Pierre-des-Corps
  3. Take the train from St Pierre Des Corps to Poitiers

99€ - 291€

Train via Barcelona  •  12h 12m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Poitiers Tgv

208€ - 383€

Bus  •  13h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Poitiers Futuroscope 793

40€ - 55€

Train  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Poitiers Tgv

135€ - 233€

Bus via Logroño  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Logroño Madrid to Pamplona / ...
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to Poitiers

70€ - 115€

Drive  •  8h 51m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Poitiers 936.6 km

100€ - 150€

Madrid to Poitiers by trains

The train journey time between Madrid and Poitiers is around 17h 16m and covers a distance of around 1485 km. The fastest train normally takes 13h 9m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Madrid to Poitiers train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Poitiers. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
17h 16m
Fastest train time:
13h 9m
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
188€
Carbon emissions:
78 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:30
Last train departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Poitiers train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Poitiers is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 13h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Poitiers is to fly. Taking this option will cost 35€ - 140€ and takes 6h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Pôle Multimodal via Gare du Futuroscope. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Poitiers via Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne and Bordeaux St Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 12m.

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The distance between Madrid and Poitiers is 759 km. The road distance is 936.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Poitiers without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 12h 12m and costs 200€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Madrid to Poitiers, including transfers.

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Madrid to Poitiers bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Poitiers 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 Poitiers is to fly which takes 6h 49m and costs 35€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs 200€ - 390€ and takes 12h 12m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 13h 17m.

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  • Distance: 759.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

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

Iberia, Chalair Aviation and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Poitiers twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Poitiers via Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne, and Bordeaux St Jean in around 12h 12m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Poitiers via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Poitiers via London Stansted, La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to Poitiers via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Poitiers via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1300€ - 1500€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Madrid to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Poitiers via London Stansted, La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
23€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 150€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Train operators
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 Bordeaux St Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from St Pierre Des Corps to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
26€ - 32€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Massy-TGV to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nantes to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
Rail 1st Class
60€ - 95€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
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
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 Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Poitiers Futuroscope
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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 to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Poitiers Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 45m and has one stopover.

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Madrid to Poitiers bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Poitiers Futuroscope station.

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Madrid to Poitiers train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Poitiers station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Poitiers is 937 km. It takes approximately 8h 51m to drive from Madrid to Poitiers.

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Ryanair, Iberia, Air France and Chalair Aviation offer flights from Madrid Airport to Poitiers Airport.

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