There are 10 ways to get from Spain to France by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Madrid to Toulouse  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS) MAD - TLS

$22 - $97

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Fly Barcelona to Nice  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE

$41 - $151

Fly Barcelona to Lyon  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS

$46 - $188

Fly Barcelona to Nantes  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nantes (NTE) BCN - NTE

$54 - $239

Fly Barcelona to Marseille  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Marseille (MRS) BCN - MRS

$33 - $181

Train via Valladolid Campo Grande  •  14 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Hendaye Hot
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv

$220 - $275

Train  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Pasajes Ir
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv

$231 - $273

Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 19 min

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

$77 - $129

Bus Ouibus  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$50 - $73

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Paris 794.1 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Spain to France is to fly which costs 19€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to France is to fly which costs 28€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to France. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via Madrid and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 19 min.

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The distance between Spain and France is 875 km. The road distance is 1270.6 km.

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The best way to get from Spain to France without a car is to train which takes 14 h and costs 180€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Spain to France, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Spain to France is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 19€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 240€ and takes 14 h, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 18 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Spain to France is 1271 km. It takes approximately 12 h 4 min to drive from Spain to France.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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Map of how to get from Spain to France.
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  • Distance: 546.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Spain and France?

Iberia, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines fly from Madrid to Toulouse every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Paris via Madrid Chamartín, Madrid-Chamartin, Valladolid Campo Grande, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, and Montparnasse-Bienvenue in around 14 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Train operators
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Bus operators
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 Madrid to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Madrid - Avénida de America to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus

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