Paris to Madrid route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time12h 15m
Fare range€47-€453
Distance1052km
Train operatorsALSA, flixbus, idbus
First & last trains
First train departs at10:07
Last train departs at21:19
Fastest journey
Fastest route9h 38m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationParis
Destination StationMadrid

Train times for Thu 23 Nov

21:19
15:55
Paris
Madrid
18h 36m3 changes
10:07
19:55
Paris
Madrid
9h 48m2 changes
12:07
23:20
Paris
Madrid
11h 13m3 changes
14:07
00:05
Paris
Madrid
9h 58m2 changes
10:07
19:55
Paris
Madrid
9h 48m2 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Paris to Madrid start at €151.15 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€151.15
14 days
in advance
€194.85
Avg. single price
On the day
€294.66
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Paris to Madrid?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Paris to Madrid is €47.15. To buy train tickets from Paris to Madrid for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Paris to Madrid by train?

The average journey time between Paris and Madrid is 12 hours and 15 minutes and the fastest journey time is 9 hours and 38 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 4 trains per day travelling from Paris to Madrid. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Paris to Madrid?

The first train from Paris to Madrid departs at 10:07. The last train from Paris to Madrid departs at 21:19. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Paris and Madrid?

No, it is not possible to travel from Paris to Madrid without having to change trains. To travel from Paris to Madrid will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Paris?

By train, of course. See trains from Madrid to Paris.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/11/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 25/08/2017 for travel on 26/08/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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