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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Madrid

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Paris to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Train times from Paris to Madrid

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Fastest Journey

10 h 28 m


10 h 28 m

Trains per day



1052 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Paris for Madrid every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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On 29 May, I travelled from Paris to Madrid. It was a very long journey that took about 10 hours. I had to change trains once during the journey from TGV 9708 to AVL 6301. The staff were very helpful and I was able to buy hot meals, snacks and drinks. There was wifi as well as power sockets and tables to work at. The seats were still comfortable after 10 hours. Unfortunately, it was a bit chilly because of the air conditioning.

Overview: Train from Paris to Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles
durationAverage train duration14 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£255 (€288)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV INOUI, Renfe-SNCF, TGV INOUI or Renfe

Trains from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles long route taking on average 14 h 31 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV INOUI, Renfe-SNCF, TGV INOUI or Renfe. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £254, but the average price of train tickets is £255. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train providers: SNCF | TGV INOUI, TGV INOUI and Renfe-SNCF trains Paris to Madrid

Travel from Paris to Madrid from £85 with Omio’s train partners SNCF | TGV INOUI, TGV INOUI and Renfe-SNCF! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

TGV INOUI is a high-speed train service operated by the French national railway company SNCF. It operates throughout France, connecting major cities such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Lille. The TGV INOUI offers a variety of train types, including the TGV Duplex, TGV Lyria, and TGV Océane. The Duplex is a double-decker train with comfortable seating and plenty of legroom, while the Lyria is a high-speed train that connects France and Switzerland. The Océane is a regional train that connects Paris to the Atlantic coast. The TGV INOUI offers a variety of ticket types, including the Prem's ticket, which offers discounts for travelers who book in advance, and the Carte Jeune, which offers discounts for young travelers. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for TGV INOUI are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille. These routes offer travelers a convenient and comfortable way to travel between France's major cities.

Train information from Paris to Madrid with TGV INOUI:

  • Average Duration: 14 h 31 min
  • Cheapest Price: £254
  • TGV INOUI frequency: 3 a day

Trains From Paris to Madrid: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Train from Paris

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.

Getting into Madrid by Train

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.

FAQs: Paris to Madrid train

FAQs: Travel by train from Paris to Madrid 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 Paris to Madrid.
Cheap train tickets from Paris to Madrid can start from as little as £254 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Paris to Madrid is £255; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Paris to Madrid train time is 14 h 31 min   covering the 652 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Paris to Madrid leaves at 07: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Paris to Madrid leaves at 20: 03.
There are 3 trains a day from Paris to Madrid which require at least one change with SNCF | TGV INOUI, Renfe-SNCF, TGV INOUI or Renfe. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Paris to Madrid with Renfe-SNCF or TGV INOUI. Overall you can travel with the following companies: SNCF | TGV INOUI, Renfe-SNCF, TGV INOUI or Renfe.
For the best Paris to Madrid train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with SNCF | TGV INOUI, Renfe-SNCF, TGV INOUI or Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Paris to Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 03.

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Príncipe Pío.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord, which is located around 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel between Paris and Madrid 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

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