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There are 7 ways to get from Perpignan to Madrid by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€95 - €168

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Fly from Perpignan  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Perpignan (PGF) to Madrid (MAD) PGF - MAD

€26 - €121

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Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Perpignan to Madrid N738

€35 - €85

Drive  •  7h 33m

  1. Drive from Perpignan to Madrid 781.2 km

€85 - €130

Train to Barcelona, fly  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) BCN - MAD

€59 - €141

Drive to Marseille, fly  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Perpignan to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Madrid (MAD) MRS - MAD

€56 - €178

Train, train to Toulouse, fly  •  7h 45m

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

€66 - €242

Perpignan to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Perpignan and Madrid is around 4h 50m and covers a distance of around 788 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 14m. Operated by Renfe SNCF and Renfe AVE, the Perpignan to Madrid train service departs from Perpignan and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 50m
Fastest train time:
4h 14m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:31
Last train departs at:
18:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Perpignan to Madrid train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Perpignan to Madrid is to bus, which costs €35 - €85 and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Perpignan to Madrid is to train which costs €95 - €170 and takes 4h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Perpignan and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Perpignan to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Perpignan and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Perpignan and Madrid is 605 km. The road distance is 781.2 km.

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The best way to get from Perpignan to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs €95 - €170.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Perpignan to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Perpignan to Madrid is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs €95 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €85 and takes 9h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €26 - €130 and takes 8h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Perpignan to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 604.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

You can take a train from Perpignan to Madrid via Barcelona-Sants in around 4h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Perpignan to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €45 and the journey takes 9h 55m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Marseille to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €470
Flights from Marseille to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €470
Flights from Perpignan to Madrid via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Perpignan to Madrid via Paris Orly, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Marseille to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Marseille to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Flights from Perpignan to Madrid via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Perpignan to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€27 - €120
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Flights from Perpignan to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Perpignan to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
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
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 Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
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 Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Perpignan to Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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 Perpignan to Madrid
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
alsa.com

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