There are 11 ways to get from Pau to Madrid by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Zaragoza, Zaragoza 748
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

45€ - 83€

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Madrid, Madrid 748

27€ - 35€

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Train  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Hendaye Intercités
  2. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv

59€ - 89€

Bus via Bayonne  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps 6022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to Madrid - Avénida de America BlaBlaBus

48€ - 81€

Bus, train via Pau  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Zaragoza
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

76€ - 128€

Drive  •  6h 3m

  1. Drive from Pau to Madrid 614.1 km

75€ - 110€

Train to San Sebastian, fly  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Hendaye
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD) EAS - MAD

63€ - 238€

Bus, bus to Bilbao, fly  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Pau to San Sebastián, San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  3. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD) BIO - MAD

51€ - 150€

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Madrid (MAD) TLS - MAD

72€ - 240€

Train, bus to Pamplona, fly  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Hendaye
  2. Take the bus from Hendaya to Pamplona
  3. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Madrid (MAD) PNA - MAD

69€ - 212€

Train to Bordeaux, fly  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Madrid (MAD) BOD - MAD

73€ - 198€

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The cheapest way to get from Pau to Madrid is to bus which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Pau to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 5h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pau and arriving at Madrid, Madrid. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pau to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Pau and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Hendaia and San Sebastian/Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 4m.

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The distance between Pau and Madrid is 423 km. The road distance is 614.1 km.

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The best way to get from Pau to Madrid without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 25m and costs 40€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Pau to Madrid, including transfers.

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Pau to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Pau station.

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Pau to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Pau station.

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Pau to Madrid, Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost 27€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pau to Madrid via Hendaye, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia, and San Sebastian/Donostia in around 9h 4m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
37€ - 40€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Pau to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 26€
1st Class
35€ - 37€
Train from Pau to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
51€ - 56€
Train from Pau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Pau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
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 Pau to Zaragoza, Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Pau to Madrid, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Pau to San Sebastián, San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Pau to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Pau - University to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
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 Pau - University to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bayonne to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pau to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Hendaya to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net

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The best way to get from Pau to Madrid is to bus which takes 7h 55m and costs 27€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest flight from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pau to Madrid is 614 km. It takes approximately 6h 3m to drive from Pau to Madrid.

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Iberia offers flights from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Pau to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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