There are 8 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  •  5h 5m

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

47€ - 183€

Cheapest option

Train to Beauvais, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Aeroport Cdg 1
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Madrid (MAD) BVA - MAD

40€ - 180€

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  5h 29m

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

45€ - 270€

Train via Barcelona  •  9h 33m

  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

141€ - 237€

Train  •  14h 23m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio 18014 / ...

156€ - 205€

Bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid, Madrid 793 / ...

55€ - 140€

Rideshare  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Madrid 1271.6 km

80€

Drive  •  12h 1m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to Madrid 1269.6 km

150€ - 220€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Madrid is to fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 5h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Madrid, Madrid. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 5m.

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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 33m.

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The distance between Paris and Madrid is 1053 km. The road distance is 1269.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Madrid without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 9h 33m and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Paris to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, 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 5h 5m and costs 45€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs 140€ - 240€ and takes 9h 33m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 140€ and takes 16h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1052.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

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

Air France, Air Europa and three other airlines fly from Paris to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris Bercy to Madrid via Barcelona-Sants in around 9h 33m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 1300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 600€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 750€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 390€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 360€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 360€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Beauvais to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 950€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 460€
Train operators
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Aeroport Cdg 1
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€
Website
RATP Paris
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
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 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
80€
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 50m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Madrid is 1270 km. It takes approximately 12h 1m to drive from Paris to Madrid.

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

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

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There are 3960+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ 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 CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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