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  •  4 h 57 min

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

$52 - $243

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Bus Ouibus  •  17 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Madrid - South Station Ouibus

$49 - $68

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  5 h 20 min

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

$59 - $245

Train to Beauvais, fly  •  6 h 42 min

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

$55 - $408

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  9 h 36 min

  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  •  14 h 58 min

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

$225 - $260

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Madrid

$65 - $110

Rideshare  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Madrid 794.4 miles

$93

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Madrid 795 miles

$170 - $250

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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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 9 h 36 min.

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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 9 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Paris to Madrid, including transfers.

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Paris to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Paris Gallieni 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 4 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 36 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Paris to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 658 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Iberia, Air Europa and four other airlines fly from Paris to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Madrid via Barcelona Sants in around 9 h 36 min.

Airlines
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Beauvais to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
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 Paris Nord to Beauvais Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
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
6 h 21 min
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
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
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
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
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 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 Paris Gallieni to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
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 Centre - Bercy to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
17 h
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
14 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$93
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 12 h 4 min to drive from Paris to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Iberia and Transavia France 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 Busbud.

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There are 3655+ 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 15 min and costs .

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