The cheapest buses from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£64

Average

£85

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 £ 85 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 64.

2nd Cheapest
08:30Paris21h00 05:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£641One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:30Paris21h15 05:45Madrid
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£641One-way
22:30Paris18h15 16:45Madrid
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£731One-way
22:30Paris16h40 15:10Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£741One-way
22:30Paris17h00 15:30Madrid, Estación Sur
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£741One-way

Timetable Paris to Madrid

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08:30Paris21h00 05:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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08:30Paris21h15 05:45Madrid
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14:00Paris19h45 09:45Madrid
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14:00Paris20h00 10:00Madrid, Estación Sur
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14:00Paris20h30 10:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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22:30Paris18h15 16:45Madrid
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22:30Paris16h40 15:10Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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22:30Paris17h00 15:30Madrid, Estación Sur
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22:30Paris23h50 22:20Madrid
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Tue
21 Sep
£53Alsa
£98TAP Portugal
Wed
22 Sep
£53Alsa
£98TAP Portugal
Thu
23 Sep
£38Flixbus
£98TAP Portugal
Fri
24 Sep
£40Alsa
£98TAP Portugal
Sat
25 Sep
£62Eurolines Switzerland
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Sun
26 Sep
£62Eurolines Switzerland
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Mon
27 Sep
£35Alsa
£44Ryanair
Tue
28 Sep
£35Alsa
£26Ryanair
Wed
29 Sep
£35Flixbus
£49Transavia France
Thu
30 Sep
£35Alsa
£33Ryanair
Fri
1 Oct
£35Alsa
£85Vueling
Sat
2 Oct
£62Eurolines Switzerland
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Sun
3 Oct
£35Alsa
£39Transavia France
Mon
4 Oct
£35Flixbus
£39Ryanair
Tue
5 Oct
£31Flixbus
£16Ryanair
Wed
6 Oct
£35Flixbus
£36Vueling
Thu
7 Oct
£34Flixbus
£22Ryanair
Fri
8 Oct
£35Flixbus
£39Transavia France
Sat
9 Oct
£35Alsa
£18Ryanair
Sun
10 Oct
£40Alsa
£32Transavia France
Mon
11 Oct
£31Flixbus
£33Ryanair

The fastest buses from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

16 h 40 m

Average

19 h 48 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

1052 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Paris for Madrid every day 2 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 19 h 48 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 16 h 40 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.

2nd Fastest
22:30Paris16h40 15:10Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£741One-way
22:30Paris17h00 15:30Madrid, Estación Sur
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£741One-way
22:30Paris18h15 16:45Madrid
1 changes
£731One-way
14:00Paris19h45 09:45Madrid
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£811One-way
14:00Paris20h00 10:00Madrid, Estación Sur
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£811One-way

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Coach Information from Paris to Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
durationAverage coach duration16 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£49 (€55)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France, Alsa, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Ouibus or Isilines

Coaches from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long trip 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 £35, but the average price of coach tickets is £49. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

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One of the easiest ways to travel between Paris and Madrid is by taking a coach with Alsa. As the main operator for coach travel in Spain with a plethora of national and regional routes, Alsa transports more than 300 million passengers per year. You can find Alsa coach timetables and tickets for Paris to Madrid quickly on Omio and book cheap coach tickets online. Paris is around 652 miles (1052 km) away from Madrid by coach and the cheapest Alba coach from Paris to Madrid starts at £35.

Alsa’s premium services offer one of the most comfortable travel experiences at a budget price. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other coach tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes. Along with all the routes covered by Alsa Normal coaches, which include basic services like toilets, free WiFi access, footrests and onboard entertainment, the coach company has other types of coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious services depending on the specific route.

Alsa has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Paris and Madrid:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Coaches from Paris to Madrid

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.

Which coach companies travel from Paris to Madrid?

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.

How long is the coach from Paris to Madrid?

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.

How many coaches are there from Paris to Madrid?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Paris to Madrid?

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.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by coach between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain allowed?

Travel between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain by coach is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

When travelling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/09/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from Paris to Madrid before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Madrid, Spain to Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return coach to Paris, France from Madrid is: Partially open.

Is my return coach into Paris from Madrid restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Madrid?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 19/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Paris from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

What is the cost of cheap coaches from Paris to Madrid?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Paris to Madrid for as low as £35  for the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets to Madrid from Paris?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Paris to Madrid coach prices are on average £49  one way.
What is the distance from Paris to Madrid via coach?
The coach distance from Paris to Madrid is around 652 miles (1052 km).
How long is the coach journey to Madrid from Paris?
While the time it takes to travel 652 miles (1052 km) between Paris and Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Paris to Madrid is on average 16 h.
Which coach station in Paris goes to Madrid? Which coach station do I come into Madrid from Paris?

Some of the Paris coach stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, Paris (Bercy Seine). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Madrid include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Where do I find the Paris coach station to Madrid? Where is the Madrid coach station?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 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 2 mile (s) / 3 km from the coach station to the city centre in Madrid.

Which coach companies can get me from Paris to Madrid?
For the trip from Paris to Madrid you can take a coach with Flixbus, Eurolines France, Alsa, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Ouibus or Isilines. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Paris to Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Paris to Madrid direct coach services?
Yes, you can find a direct coach to Madrid from Paris with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When does the first coach depart from Paris to Madrid? When does the last coach depart from Paris to Madrid?
The earliest coach departing from Paris to Madrid leaves at 09: 00. The last coach departing from Paris to Madrid leaves at 20: 30. You can find the latest Paris to Madrid coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I purchase Paris Madrid coach tickets to score the best deals?
If you buy a coach ticket to Madrid from Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £49 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Paris to Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Madrid
Gare Paris Bercy
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3