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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Barcelona

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Agen
  4. Take the train from Agen to Siorac En Perigord

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Fly to Bordeaux, train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Périgueux
  3. Take the bus from PÉRIGUEUX - Place du 8 mai parking to SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA - Lycée Saint-Joseph

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Pamplona
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Bordeaux
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Sarlat

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Sarlat

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda

Fly to Toulouse, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS)
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Souillac

Fly to San Sebastian, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS)
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Sarlat

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda is to bus which costs €55 - €75 and takes 14h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €50 - €180 and takes 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA - Lycée Saint-Joseph via Bilbao, Créavallée Nord and PÉRIGUEUX - Place du 8 mai parking. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Sarlat via Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne, Agen and Siorac En Perigord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 40m.

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The distance between Madrid and Sarlat-la-Canéda is 639 km. The road distance is 887.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 12h 40m and costs €140 - €280.

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It takes approximately 12h 40m to get from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda, including transfers.

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Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda 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 Sarlat-la-Canéda is to train via Barcelona which takes 12h 40m and costs €140 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 14h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda.
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  • Distance: 639.3 km
  • Duration: 12h 40m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Sarlat-la-Canéda, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda via Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne, Agen, and Siorac En Perigord in around 12h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda via Bilbao, Créavallée Nord, and PÉRIGUEUX - Place du 8 mai parking in around 14h 23m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Train operators
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 2 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 Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Narbonne to Agen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Agen to Siorac En Perigord
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €18
Rail 1st Class
€19 - €29
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Sarlat
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Souillac
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
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
8h 45m
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 Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 Bilbao to Périgueux
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Car Aquitaine
Phone
0 800 64 40 47
Website
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Bus from PÉRIGUEUX - Place du 8 mai parking to SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA - Lycée Saint-Joseph
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€0
Website
Car Aquitaine
Jimenez Movilidad
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
jimenezmovilidad.es
Bus from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €30
Website
Autobuses Jiménez S.L
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
hife.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Estellesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€7 - €12
Website
La Estellesa S.A.
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
iberocoach.com

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

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Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda bus services, operated by Car Aquitaine, arrive at SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA - Lycée Saint-Joseph station.

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Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Siorac En Perigord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda is 887 km. It takes approximately 8h 38m to drive from Madrid to Sarlat-la-Canéda.

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Ryanair, Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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