|Distance||652 miles (1052 km)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
Trains from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long trip with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Trains offer a fast and convenient way to travel from Paris to Madrid. Passengers can make the journey in 10 hours in two stages. The first stage involves taking a high-speed double-decker TGV Duplex train from Paris to Barcelona Sants station. Direct Trains leave Paris Gare de Lyon first thing in the morning and then additionally in the early afternoon. This train passes along a scenic route and calls at Montpellier St Roche, Perpignan and Girona on a journey that takes around 6 hours and 25 minutes. Another option is to take an overnight train from Paris-Austerlitz Station to Barcelona which departs at 11:43 p.m. Passengers then switch to an AVE high-speed train for the 2.30 hour trip to Madrid. These trains depart every 30 minutes during peak periods.
Trains From Paris to Madrid depart from hall 2 of the Gare de Lyon located on the River Seine's north bank in the east of the city. Gare de Lyon is on lines 1, 5 and 14 of the metro line allowing fast easy access from all over Paris and is also on the Regional Express Network commuter train line. The station is also very well served with RATP buses including several night routes. Bus stops can be found on with stops on nearby Boulevard Diderot and Rue de Bercy.
A place of grand boulevards, gardens and parks, stately squares, renowned museums and galleries, and a thriving nightlife and gastronomic scene, Madrid is one of Europe's great capitals with much to offer visitors. Trains from Paris arrive at Madrid Puerta de Atocha station. From here, passengers can continue on Cercanias Renfe (commuter trains) or the underground (Metro de Madrid) to various parts of the capital. Madrid is also home to an extensive bus network offering convenient access to all parts of the city.
Travel between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain by train 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 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Paris to Madrid before travelling.
Return travel from Spain to France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Requirements for reentering:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 19/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Madrid.
Some of the Paris train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from its city centre.
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