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It's difficult to get from Paris to Madrid without changing at least once.
|Distance||652 miles (1052 km)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Train providers||TGV inOui|
Trains from Paris to Madrid cover the 652 miles (1052 km) long trip taking on average 15 h 10 min with our travel partners like TGV inOui. Normally, there are 2 trains 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 by train between Paris, France and Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Paris closer to your date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return train 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 29/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.
When taking the train to Madrid from Paris, you can choose to depart from train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Your trip can end in train stations such as Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from its city centre.
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