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Madrid - Paris Bus Schedule

  1. Thu
3:45 PM
MadridCentral Bus Station
9:55 AM
ParisGare de Bercy Seine
from $62.44
  1. Sun,
  2. Thu
4:40 PM
MadridCentral Bus Station
9:00 AM
ParisGare de Bercy Seine
from $43.71
  1. Sun,
  2. Thu
8:10 PM
MadridCentral Bus Station
12:45 PM
ParisGare de Bercy Seine
from $43.71
  1. Sun,
  2. Thu
8:45 PM
MadridMadrid Airport (T4)
12:45 PM
ParisGare de Bercy Seine
from $54.51

Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Madrid to Paris. Traveling by bus from Madrid to Paris usually takes around 18 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance654 mi (1053 km)
Shortest duration15h 40m
Cheapest price$42.47
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Paris?

Bus tickets for a trip from Madrid to Paris cost $52.47 on average. Tickets cheaper than $52.47 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Madrid to Paris is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $72. If you're planning to take the bus from Madrid to Paris during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $108. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $80.51 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Paris?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Madrid to Paris. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus818h 21m$81.67
  • 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 8 trips from Madrid to Paris, and usually makes the trip in about 18 hours and 21 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The fastest bus from Madrid to Paris takes 15 hours and 35 minutes. The average bus ride, however, takes 20 hours and 30 minutes on FlixBus, and 17 hours and 45 minutes on OuiBus.
If you’re interested in taking a bus overnight between Madrid and Paris, you’ll find several options that leave around 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and arrive into Paris the next day around 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to travel a long distance, an overnight bus is a terrific option compared to a plane or train. For a fraction of the cost, you can fall asleep in your seat and wake up in a new city.
Taking a bus is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Paris, with tickets starting as low as €16. Train tickets for the same route average about €36, and a typical one-way, nonstop flight costs around €55.

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 654 miles from Madrid to Paris. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 40 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Paris at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Madrid to Paris, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Madrid to Paris every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Madrid?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Madrid has two bus stations with service to Paris.

All bus stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Madrid Airport (T4)

Where does the bus arrive in Paris?

Main arrival station: Gare de Bercy Seine

All buses from Madrid arrive at one main station in Paris.

All bus stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Bercy Seine

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