How to get from Paris to Madrid

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from Paris to Madrid

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

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To get from Paris to Madrid on 01 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40Paris Orly Airport2h00 09:40Madrid Barajas Airport
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17:00Paris, Quai de Bercy16h55 09:55Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:15Paris Orly Airport2h00 12:15Madrid Barajas Airport
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13:45Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport2h20 16:05Madrid Barajas Airport
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21:15Paris Orly Airport2h05 23:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information between Paris and Madrid

distanceDistance652 miles (1052 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £154 • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Transavia France

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 652 miles (1052 km) from Paris to Madrid. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Transavia France among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Paris to Madrid.

Travel Tips: 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.

International travel from Paris, France to Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if travelling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Paris to Madrid.

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration 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: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 29/06/2022. 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.

You can travel to Madrid from Paris 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Paris to Madrid is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A ferry journey is usually £80 less than a journey to Madrid by coach, which costs on average £80 for the same trip.

A ferry is £154 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Madrid costing on average £154.

A ferry journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Madrid by train, which costs on average £1 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Paris and Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 2 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

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In comparison, going by train can take 19 h 16 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Madrid is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Paris and Madrid as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches from Paris to Madrid most often leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights mostly leave from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains from Paris to Madrid most often leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Madrid by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Madrid for £80 on Omio.
  • Travel with Transavia France to go to Madrid by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Transavia France Paris to Madrid tickets on Omio for £154.

Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Madrid with Flixbus, Alsa or Eurolines Switzerland.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Madrid with Iberia Express, easyJet, Ryanair, Transavia France, Air France, Air Europa or Iberia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

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.

When planning your trip between Paris and Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £80 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £154 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £1 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Paris and Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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