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from Paris to Madrid

You can get from Paris to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Madrid on 21 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30Paris Orly Airport2h05 09:35Madrid Barajas Airport
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22:30Paris16h40 15:10Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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16:40Paris Orly Airport4h40 21:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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10:25Paris Beauvais Tille Airport2h05 12:30Madrid Barajas Airport
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14:20Paris Orly Airport2h05 16:25Madrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information from Paris to Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£40 - £112
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £40 • 16 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £112 • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling or Flixbus

Travel 652 miles (1052 km) by flight or coach between Paris and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £40. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Vueling or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Madrid.

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Travel from Paris to Madrid
Travel 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.
Does Spain have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling between Paris and Madrid?

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

Can travellers from France enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from Paris?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 20/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Paris to Madrid.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Paris, France from Madrid, Spain?

Return travel to Paris, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Spain?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Spain?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 19/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Madrid.

What are my Paris to Madrid travel options?

There are 2 ways to get from Paris to Madrid: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Madrid?

The cheapest way from Paris to Madrid is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £40 compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach is generally £72 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £112 from Paris to Madrid.

What is the fastest way to Madrid from Paris?

The fastest way from Paris to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h.

Other travel options from Paris to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 16 h.

How far is it from Paris to Madrid?

The distance from Paris to Madrid is approximately 652 miles (1052 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Paris and in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Paris to Madrid:

  • Flights mostly depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Who can get me from Paris to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Vueling for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Paris to Madrid tickets on Omio for £112.
  • Flixbus can get you to Madrid by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Paris to Madrid for £40 on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Paris to Madrid?
Omio customers who travel from Paris to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Madrid from Paris online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Paris to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £112 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £40 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Paris to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Gare Paris Bercy
Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet

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 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse