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

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

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Madrid (MAD) ORY - MAD

$52 - $243

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Bus Ouibus  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America Ouibus

$45 - $65

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Madrid (MAD) CDG - MAD

$59 - $245

Train to Beauvais, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Beauvais-Gare-SNCF
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Madrid (MAD) BVA - MAD

$58 - $411

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$280 - $332

Train  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$225 - $260

Bus FlixBus  •  16h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid 793

$73 - $122

Rideshare  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Madrid 794.4 miles

$92

Drive  •  12h 4m

  1. Drive from Paris to Madrid 795 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Madrid is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 4h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy and arriving at Madrid - Avénida de America. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 43m.

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The distance between Paris and Madrid is 1053 km. The road distance is 1272 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 9h 43m and costs 240€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Paris to Madrid, including transfers.

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Paris to Madrid bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Paris to Madrid train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Madrid is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs 45€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 290€ and takes 9h 43m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 16h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 658 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

Iberia, Air Europa and two other airlines fly from Paris to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Madrid via Barcelona Sants in around 9h 43m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Beauvais to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Beauvais-Gare-SNCF
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Irun to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$92
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 Madrid bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - Avénida de America station.

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Paris to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Madrid is 1272 km. It takes approximately 12h 4m to drive from Paris to Madrid.

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Transavia France, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Paris to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Paris to Madrid bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 3870+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16m and costs 9€.

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