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.

Recommended option

Fly from Paris Orly  •  4 h 58 min

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

$52 - $244

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  16 h 25 min

  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  •  5 h 20 min

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

$59 - $246

Train to Beauvais, fly  •  6 h 59 min

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

$59 - $414

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  10 h

  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 / ...

$284 - $337

Train  •  12 h 43 min

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

$218 - $254

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 46 min

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

$78 - $128

Rideshare  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Madrid 794.4 miles

$95

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Madrid 795 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Madrid is to fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 58 min.

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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 16 h 25 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 10 h.

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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 10 h and costs 240€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min 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 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 58 min and costs 40€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 290€ and takes 10 h, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 16 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 658 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 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 10 h.

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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
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
Monday to Saturday
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$24 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
$270 - $400
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $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
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
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
16 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$95
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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