The cheapest trains from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£277

Average

£277

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 £ 277 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 277.

Cheapest
10:12Paris Gare de Lyon10h43 20:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
£2771One-way

Timetable Paris to Madrid

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10:12Paris Gare de Lyon10h43 20:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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Tue
21 Sep
£53Alsa
£98TAP Portugal
Wed
22 Sep
£53Alsa
£98TAP Portugal
Thu
23 Sep
£38Flixbus
£98TAP Portugal
Fri
24 Sep
£40Alsa
£98TAP Portugal
Sat
25 Sep
£62Eurolines Switzerland
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Sun
26 Sep
£62Eurolines Switzerland
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Mon
27 Sep
£35Alsa
£44Ryanair
Tue
28 Sep
£35Alsa
£26Ryanair
Wed
29 Sep
£35Flixbus
£49Transavia France
Thu
30 Sep
£35Alsa
£33Ryanair
Fri
1 Oct
£35Alsa
£85Vueling
Sat
2 Oct
£62Eurolines Switzerland
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Sun
3 Oct
£35Alsa
£39Transavia France
Mon
4 Oct
£35Flixbus
£39Ryanair
Tue
5 Oct
£31Flixbus
£16Ryanair
Wed
6 Oct
£35Flixbus
£36Vueling
Thu
7 Oct
£34Flixbus
£22Ryanair
Fri
8 Oct
£35Flixbus
£39Transavia France
Sat
9 Oct
£35Alsa
£18Ryanair
Sun
10 Oct
£40Alsa
£32Transavia France
Mon
11 Oct
£31Flixbus
£33Ryanair

The fastest trains from Paris to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

10 h 43 m

Average

10 h 43 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1052 km

It's difficult to get from Paris to Madrid without changing at least once.

Fastest
10:12Paris Gare de Lyon10h43 20:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
1 changes
£2771One-way

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Train Information between Paris and Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe-SNCF

Trains from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long journey 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 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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Paris to Madrid
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Paris and Madrid?

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

Can I enter Spain from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

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 20/09/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Madrid from Paris as this information can change.

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

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

Is my return train into Paris from Madrid restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 19/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

How far is it from Paris to Madrid by train?
The distance from Paris to Madrid by train is approximately 652 miles (1052 km).
Which train station in Paris goes to Madrid? Which train station do I come into Madrid from Paris?

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Madrid.

Which train providers can get me from Paris to Madrid?
If you're looking for trains from Paris to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe-SNCF to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Paris to Madrid route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Paris and Madrid?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Paris to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Madrid
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.