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There are 10 ways to get from Paris to León by train, bus, car, plane, night bus or towncar

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Train  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Herrera to Zumárraga C1
  3. Take the train from Zumarraga to Palencia
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Leon Alv / ...

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Bus  •  17h

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Leon N1153

55€ - 130€

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Drive  •  11h 3m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to León 1197.1 km

130€ - 200€

Fly Paris Orly to Madrid, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Madrid (MAD) ORY - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

65€ - 247€

Fly Paris CDG to Madrid, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Madrid (MAD) CDG - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

74€ - 303€

Fly Paris CDG to Bilbao, night bus, train  •  11h 1m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bilbao (BIO) CDG - BIO
  2. Take the night bus from Bilbao to Palencia
  3. Take the train from Palencia to Leon

64€ - 278€

Fly Paris Orly to Porto, towncar, bus  •  11h 55m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Porto (OPO) ORY - OPO
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Chaves
  3. Take the bus from Chaves to Leon

192€ - 370€

Fly Paris CDG to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  11h 10m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) CDG - SCQ
  2. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon

135€ - 958€

Fly Paris CDG to Biarritz, bus, train  •  11h 53m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Biarritz (BIQ) CDG - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Palencia
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Leon

86€ - 327€

Fly Paris Orly to Biarritz, bus, train  •  11h 59m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Biarritz (BIQ) ORY - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Palencia
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Leon

82€ - 321€

Paris to León by train

The train journey time between Paris and León is around 18h 12m and covers a distance of around 1248 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 2m. Operated by TGV inOui, Euskotren, Renfe Cercanias and others, the Paris to León train service departs from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arrives in Leon. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18h 12m
Fastest train time:
12h 2m
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
65 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:45
Last train departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to León train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in León is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in León is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in León is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to León is to bus which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 17h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to León is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 8h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Leon. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to León. However, there are services departing from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arriving at Leon via Hendaia, Herrera, Zumarraga and Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 10m.

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The distance between Paris and León is 928 km. The road distance is 1197.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to León without a car is to train which takes 13h 10m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 10m to get from Paris to León, including transfers.

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Paris to León bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to León train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 station.

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The best way to get from Paris to León is to train which takes 13h 10m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 17h.

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Map of how to get from Paris to León.
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  • Distance: 927.5 km
  • Duration: 13h 10m

What companies run services between Paris, France and León, Spain?

You can take a train from Gare Montparnasse to León via Hendaye, Hendaia, Herrera-Donostia, Herrera, Zumarraga, and Palencia in around 13h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Leon 3 times a week. Tickets cost 55€ - 70€ and the journey takes 17h. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 360€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 90€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 90€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Paris CDG to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 2900€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Paris CDG to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
210€ - 360€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 5500€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Algiers
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
270€ - 1400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
100€ - 2100€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Herrera to Zumárraga
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Zumarraga to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Leon
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
12€ - 16€
Promo+
17€ - 19€
Flexible
28€ - 40€
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
35€ - 45€
Promo+
40€ - 44€
Flexible
55€ - 75€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Leon
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chaves to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
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 Paris Gallieni to Leon
Ave. Duration
41h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Bilbao to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Chaves
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
140€ - 170€
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VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Paris to León bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leon station.

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Paris to León train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to León is 1197 km. It takes approximately 11h 3m to drive from Paris to León.

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Air France, Air Europa, TAP Portugal and four other airlines offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Paris to León bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 73+ hotels available in León. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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