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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 11 min

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

$22 - $97

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Fly Barcelona to Marseille  •  4 h 3 min

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

$33 - $181

Fly Barcelona to Nice  •  4 h 24 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 - $187

Fly Barcelona to Nantes  •  4 h 38 min

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

$54 - $239

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$280 - $345

Train  •  14 h 19 min

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

$211 - $262

Bus Ouibus  •  19 h 7 min

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

$50 - $70

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  20 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris

$92 - $129

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Paris 794.1 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Spain to France is to fly which costs 19€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 11 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 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to France. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via Madrid - Avénida de America and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 7 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 11 h 19 min and costs 240€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Spain to France, including transfers.

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Spain to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Madrid - Avénida de America station.

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The best way to get from Spain to France is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 19€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 300€ and takes 11 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 19 h 7 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 Ouibus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Map of how to get from Spain to France.
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  • Distance: 546.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 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 Atocha-Renfe, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Gare de Lyon in around 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
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 Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 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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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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There are 47+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Spain to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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