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There are 9 intercity buses per day from Paris to Madrid. Traveling by bus from Paris to Madrid usually takes around 18 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||654 mi (1053 km)|
|Shortest duration||15h 30m|
|Trips per day||4|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Paris to Madrid?
Typically $94.97 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Madrid. Though tickets on this route are pricier, don't forget the environmental impact of your travel plans, bus trips have one of the lowest carbon footprints per mile traveled. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$62.69 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Paris to Madrid?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Paris to Madrid that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.
BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Paris and Madrid, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 9 trips from Paris to Madrid, and usually makes the trip in about 18 hours and 37 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Paris to Madrid during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Paris to Madrid?
The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 1053 kilometers from Paris to Madrid. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Paris to Madrid for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Paris?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Paris to Madrid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.
Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.
Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.
Where does the bus leave from in Paris?
Main departure station: Gare de Bercy Seine
Paris has two bus stations with service to Madrid.
All bus stations in Paris:
Gare de Bercy Seine
Where does the bus arrive in Madrid?
Main arrival station: Central Bus Station
Buses arrive in Madrid at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Madrid:
Central Bus Station
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4
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