How to travel from Madrid to Paris

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from Madrid to Paris

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Paris on Jan 30 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h05 07:45PMParis Orly Airport
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12:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur18h45 07:15AMParis
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08:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h05 10:20PMParis Orly Airport
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04:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h05 06:40PMParis Orly Airport
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02:30PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h05 04:35PMParis Orly Airport
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Travel Information to Paris from Madrid

distanceDistance1052 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€6 - €275
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €6 • 14 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €275 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Transavia France

Travel 1052 km by coach, ferry, flight or train between Madrid and Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Alsa or Transavia France among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Madrid to Paris.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Paris

Travel Tips: Travel to Paris 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 Madrid to Paris.

Travel from Madrid, Spain to Paris, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Paris from Madrid restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Madrid?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Paris from Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from France is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from France?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 1/9/23. 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 Madrid from Paris.

There are 4 travel options from Madrid to Paris: coach, ferry, flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Paris. Tickets for a train cost on average €6.

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

A train journey is usually €73 less than a journey to Paris by coach, which costs on average €79 for the same trip.

A train is generally €269 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average €275 from Madrid to Paris.

The fastest way from Madrid to Paris is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 55 min.

Other travel options between Madrid and Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 15 h 35 min.

In comparison, getting to Paris by train can take on average 14 h 50 min.

Paris is approximately 1052 km away from Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Paris is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Paris:

  • You can take a coach from Madrid to Paris with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for €79 with Alsa from Madrid to Paris.
  • You can go to Paris from Madrid by plane with Transavia France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for €275 with Transavia France from Madrid to Paris on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Madrid and Paris with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You'll find direct flights per day with Iberia Express, easyJet, Ryanair, Transavia France, Air France, Air Europa or Iberia.
  • You can travel directly by train with with direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Paris as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Madrid to Paris.

Your journey from Madrid to Paris doesn't have to end in Paris. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add London, Barcelona or Amsterdam to your Madrid to Paris trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Paris today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is €79 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average €275 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is €6 one way on average for this journey.

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

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