The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Madrid will cost around £ 294 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 227.
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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.