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There are 7 ways to get from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

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Fly from Marseille  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Madrid (MAD) MRS - MAD

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Bus  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Madrid N738 / ...

Bus via Madrid  •  18h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Marsella to Madrid

Drive  •  10h 20m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 1092.5 km

Night bus to Nice, fly  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the night bus from Marseille to Nice Airport
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Madrid (MAD) NCE - MAD

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Madrid (MAD) LYS - MAD

Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train

The train journey time between Marseille and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is around 7h 43m and covers a distance of around 1146 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 43m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, the Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train service departs from Marseille St Charles and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
7h 43m
Fastest train time:
7h 43m
Train distance:
1146 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€85
Carbon emissions:
60 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:02
Last train departs at:
08:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train schedules

France → Spain
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International entry into Spain from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Spain.

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Last updated: 27 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to fly which costs €26 - €130 and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to fly which costs €26 - €130 and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. However, there are services departing from Marseille and arriving at Estación De Atocha via Estación Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Marseille St Charles and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 43m.

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It is 817 km from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. It is approximately 1092.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha without a car is to train which takes 7h 43m and costs €85 - €130.

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The train from Marseille St Charles to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 7h 43m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Marseille station.

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Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Marseille St Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to train which takes 7h 43m and costs €85 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 14h 33m, you could also fly, which costs €26 - €130 and takes 5h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.
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  • Distance: 816.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 43m

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Spain?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Marseille St Charles to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha once daily. Tickets cost €85 - €130 and the journey takes 7h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Marseille to Madrid 4 times a week. Tickets cost €50 - €65 and the journey takes 14h 20m. Union Ivkoni - Unibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Marseille to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Nice to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nice to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille to Madrid
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Marseille to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
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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Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Marsella to Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 1093 km. It takes approximately 10h 20m to drive from Marseille to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Marseille Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1483+ hotels available in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs €6 - €9.

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