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

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Train  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Irun to Palencia 18014 / ...

140€ - 185€

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Fly Paris CDG to Bilbao, night bus  •  8h 47m

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

53€ - 238€

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Bus via Burgos  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Burgos N1793
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Palencia

55€ - 68€

Bus  •  40h

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Palencia

120€ - 170€

Drive  •  10h 17m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to Palencia 1112 km

120€ - 180€

Fly Paris Orly to Madrid, train  •  7h 37m

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

59€ - 197€

Fly Paris CDG to Madrid, train  •  7h 56m

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

73€ - 233€

Fly Paris CDG to Biarritz, bus, train  •  9h 51m

  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

80€ - 217€

Fly Paris Orly to Biarritz, bus, train  •  9h 47m

  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

71€ - 321€

Fly Paris Orly to Valladolid, train  •  9h 59m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Valladolid (VLL) ORY - VLL
  2. Take the train from Valladolid to Palencia

75€ - 281€

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

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

The social distance requirement in Palencia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Palencia is to bus via Burgos which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 16h.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Palencia is to fly and train which takes 7h 37m and costs 55€ - 200€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Palencia. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 40h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Palencia. However, there are services departing from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arriving at Palencia via Hendaia and Irun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 14m.

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The distance between Paris and Palencia is 931 km. The road distance is 1112 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Palencia without a car is to train which takes 11h 14m and costs 140€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 11h 14m to get from Paris to Palencia, including transfers.

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Paris to Palencia bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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Paris to Palencia 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 Palencia is to train which takes 11h 14m and costs 140€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus via Burgos, which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 16h.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Palencia.
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  • Distance: 930.6 km
  • Duration: 11h 14m

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

You can take a train from Gare Montparnasse to Palencia via Hendaye, Hendaia, Irun, and Irun in around 11h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Palencia via Burgos in around 16h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 2900€
Flights from Paris Orly to Valladolid via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Paris Orly to Valladolid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Valladolid via Barcelona, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 420€
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€ - 270€
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 400€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
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 CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1300€ - 1500€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Valladolid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Paris Orly to Valladolid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Valladolid via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 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€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
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 43m
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 Palencia
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Palencia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valladolid to Palencia
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Palencia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 55€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
23€ - 30€
Promo+
28€ - 31€
Flexible
40€ - 55€
Train from Valladolid to Palencia
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 24€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
5€ - 7€
Promo+
10€ - 11€
Flexible
18€ - 24€
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 Burgos
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
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 Burgos to Palencia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Palencia
Ave. Duration
40h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
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

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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 Palencia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Palencia station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Palencia is 1112 km. It takes approximately 10h 17m to drive from Paris to Palencia.

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

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There are 25+ hotels available in Palencia. 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 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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