The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Madrid will cost around £ 107 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 43.
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16 h 55 m
20 h 2 m
Buses per day
Of the 15 buses that leave Paris for Madrid every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 1052 km distance in an average of 20 h 2 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 16 h 55 m .
The slowest buses will take 23 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||652 miles (1052 km)|
|Average coach duration||16 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£52 (€60)|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, Eurolines France, Alsa, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Ouibus or Isilines|
Coaches from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long route taking on average 16 h with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, Alsa, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Ouibus or Isilines. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £34, but the average price of coach tickets is £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Buy your official FlixBus and Alsa coach tickets from Paris to Madrid from £34 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
FlixBus 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Paris to Madrid are the following:
Those wishing to visit the Spanish capital of Madrid from Paris can choose from a range of coach options. The 800-mile route is served by Eurolines, Alsa, a Spanish subsidiary of National Express, and Ouibus. Travel time takes as little as 16 hours 25 minutes for direct journeys, while some connecting routes can take upwards of 24 hours.
Coaches from Paris to Madrid are offered by several coach providers. Both Alsa and Eurolines offer direct routes. Eurolines is one of the leading providers of low-cost bus travel in Europe, with each coach offering WiFi, electrical and USB charging points, reclining chairs and two pieces of checked baggage per customer. Indirect services are also offered by Eurolines and Ouibus, a French company formerly known as iDBUS, and Ibero Coaches, who offer a direct route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Journey times vary significantly depending on when passengers choose to travel. The shortest journey can arrive in Madrid in just 16 hours 25 minutes. The longest takes closer to 17 hours. There are many indirect options, the shortest of which takes 22 hours 35 minutes, which requires passengers to change in Barcelona. Some indirect journeys can take closer to 30 hours.
Passengers can expect to choose from between six to nine departure times from numerous Paris locations with up to 30 route options, depending on where passengers choose to transfer. There are usually three direct options available.
Departure coach station: Coaches depart from numerous Paris locations, including Paris Gallieni, Paris Bercy and Porte Maillot. Porte Maillot is located just outside the Congress building. Paris Gallieni is served by tram lines with direct links from Charles de Gaulle airport. Most services will depart from Paris Bercy, located within a 10-minute walk of Gare de Lyon. It can also be accessed via metro lines M14 or M6 to Bercy station.
Arrival coach station: Most journeys will arrive at Madrid Estacion del Sur, in the south of the Spanish capital. The transport hub has links to the metro and intercity as well as international bus routes. Some services terminate at Avenida de America, which also has links to the metro and local bus routes for easy onward travel.
Travel by coach between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Paris and Madrid closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Madrid to Paris is: Partially open
Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
What are the entry requirements?
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 19/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Madrid to Paris coach here.
When taking a coach from Paris, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, La Défense. When you arrive in Madrid, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Paris Gare de Lyon to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Madrid.
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