Paris to Madrid coach

Cheap bus tickets from Paris to Madrid

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Cheapest

£98

Average

£107

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.

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17:00Paris, Quai de Bercy16h55 09:55Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£981One-way
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17:00Paris, Quai de Bercy17h30 10:30Madrid
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£1161One-way

Bus Timetable Paris to Madrid

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17:00Paris, Quai de Bercy16h55 09:55Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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17:00Paris, Quai de Bercy17h30 10:30Madrid
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Bus times from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

16 h 55 m

Average

17 h 12 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

1052 km

Of the 2 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.

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17:00Paris, Quai de Bercy16h55 09:55Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£981One-way
17:00Paris, Quai de Bercy17h30 10:30Madrid
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£1161One-way

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Overview: Coach from Paris to Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
durationAverage coach duration17 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£98 (€110)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa Premium, Eurolines Switzerland, Ovanesovi Group, Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Alsa Supra, Ouibus or Eurolines France

Coaches from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long journey taking on average 17 h 5 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa Premium, Eurolines Switzerland, Ovanesovi Group, Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Alsa Supra, Ouibus or Eurolines France. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £80, but the average price of coach tickets is £98. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Coach companies: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Alsa Paris to Madrid

Find the best coaches from Paris to Madrid with Omio's travel partners FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Alsa from £80. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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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 from Paris to Madrid coach information:

  • Average Duration: 16 h 10 min
  • Average Price: £153
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

Alsa is the main provier of coach travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of coaches with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal coach with free WiFi, toilets, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium coaches provide more luxurious services when travelling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other coach tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

  • Average Price: £85

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar, is a provider operating long-distance coach services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the coaches include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long coach journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags per person.

Paris to Madrid coach information with BlaBlaCar Bus:

  • Average Duration: 17 h 30 min
  • Average Price: £80
  • BlaBlaCar Bus frequency: 1 a day

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

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

Can I enter Spain from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach to Madrid from Paris as this information can change.

The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Madrid to Paris is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Spain?

Reentry to France 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration 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:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last verified on 29/06/2022. 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.

You can find a cheap coach from Paris to Madrid for some dates and times for as low as £80  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Paris and Madrid is £98  one way.
The coach distance from Paris to Madrid is around 652 miles (1052 km).
On average the coach from Paris to Madrid duration is 17 h 5 min  for the 652 miles (1052 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Paris, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.

Omio customers book a coach from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel around 3 miles (4.9 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

If you're looking for coaches from Paris to Madrid, you can rely on BlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa Premium, Eurolines Switzerland, Ovanesovi Group, Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Alsa Supra, Ouibus or Eurolines France to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Paris to Madrid trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct coach per day from Paris to Madrid. You can look to travel with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland or BlaBlaCar Bus  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
The average number of coaches departing Paris for Madrid is 2 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Paris to Madrid coach departs at 09: 45   and the last coach from Paris to Madrid leaves at 20: 30. Check out the most up-to-date Paris to Madrid coach times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you buy coach tickets from Paris to Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £98 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Paris to Madrid a few months in advance.

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