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.
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16 h 40 m
19 h 48 m
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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.
|Distance||652 miles (1052 km)|
|Average coach duration||16 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£49 (€55)|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, 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.
Find the best coaches between Paris and Madrid with Omio's travel partners Alsa and FlixBus from £35. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
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:
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 between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain by coach is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
The restriction level for your return coach to Paris, France from Madrid is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of reentry:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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