There are 10 ways to get from Pamplona to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Pamplona to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha A

$50 - $70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Pampelune to Madrid 254.1 miles

$18 - $35

8 alternative options

Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Pamplona to Zaragoza Delicias R / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$67 - $97

Bus PLM Autocares  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Madrid

$22 - $26

Bus ALSA  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Soria
  2. Take the bus from Soria to Madrid

$47 - $74

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Pamplona to Madrid 253.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Pamplona  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Madrid (MAD) PNA - MAD

$84 - $445

Bus to San Sebastian, fly  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Hondarribia
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD) EAS - MAD

$86 - $296

Bus to Logrono, fly  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Viana
  2. Fly from Logrono (RJL) to Madrid (MAD) RJL - MAD

$91 - $184

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD) BIO - MAD

$60 - $227

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pamplona to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 29€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Pamplona to Madrid is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 3 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pamplona and arriving at Madrid. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pamplona and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

More details

The distance between Pamplona and Madrid is 317 km. The road distance is 406.1 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Pamplona to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

More details

The train from Pamplona to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 3 h 3 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Pamplona to Madrid.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 198.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Pamplona, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Pamplona to Madrid 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, PLM Autocares operates a bus from Pamplona to Madrid every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Logrono to Madrid
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
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 Pamplona to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Pamplona to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
plmautocares.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 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 Pamplona to Soria
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Soria to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
La Baztanesa
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona to Hondarribia
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
labaztanesa.com
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
La Union
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Pampelune to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.