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Train Information between Madrid and Biarritz

distanceDistance238 miles (384 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£40 (€45)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Biarritz cover the 238 miles (384 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £25, but the average price of train tickets is £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Gare de Biarritz.

Train companies

Renfe trains between Madrid and Biarritz

Renfe trains will get you between Madrid and Biarritz from £25. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


Travel between Madrid and Biarritz with ease and comfort with Renfe, Spain’s main operator of train services covering around 9, 300 miles of domestic and international routes. When taking a Renfe train between Madrid and Biarritz, you can expect to travel 238 miles (384 km) and pay as low as £25. Check Renfe’s train timetables on Omio and score cheap tickets between Madrid and Biarritz!

Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your trip.

Renfe offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. AVE trains run at high-speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

Renfe trains from Madrid to Biarriz


Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Madrid to Biarriz. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Madrid to Biarritz
Travel by train to Biarritz easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Biarritz.
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Madrid and Biarritz?

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Biarritz, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

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

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 21/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Biarritz from Madrid as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Spain from France by train?

The restriction level for your return train to Madrid, Spain from Biarritz is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Madrid from Biarritz restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 21/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Biarritz closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest train between Madrid and Biarritz?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Madrid and Biarritz to cost as little as £25  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Madrid to Biarritz on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Madrid to Biarritz train prices are on average £40  one way.
How far is it from Madrid to Biarritz by train?
The distance from Madrid to Biarritz by train is approximately 238 miles (384 km).
How long is the train journey between Madrid and Biarritz?
The train time from Madrid to Biarritz is on average 5 h 30 min  for the 238 miles (384 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Biarritz from Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Madrid goes to Biarritz? Which train station do I come into Biarritz from Madrid?

There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Biarritz you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Gare de Biarritz and Biarritz, Mairie de Biarritz - Edouard 7.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Gare de Biarritz.

Where is the Madrid train station located? Where is the Biarritz train station located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Biarritz most often arrive at Gare de Biarritz and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can take me between Madrid and Biarritz?
For the route from Madrid to Biarritz you can take a train with Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Biarritz from Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When can I take the first train from Madrid to Biarritz? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Madrid to Biarritz train departs at 06: 00   and the last train from Madrid to Biarritz leaves at 15: 40. Check out the most up-to-date Madrid to Biarritz train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase train tickets from Madrid to Biarritz to score the best deals?
You can find a train between Madrid and Biarritz to cost on average £40 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Biarritz train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Madrid for your journey to Biarritz.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203