By Train from Paris (France) to Madrid (Spain)

Journey Summary

Depart Paris (France)

Paris Gare de Lyon/Paris Lyon

Arrive Madrid (Spain)

Madrid Atocha/Puerta De Atocha
Journey Time
(from 9hr 41min)
Until May 28th and from Aug 31st to Dec 11th = 1 x connection per day

May 29th to Aug 30th = 2 x connections per day

Change trains in: Barcelona OR Girona

For most of the year, the only option for making a journey by train in a single day by train Paris to Madrid involves departing the French capital at 10:14.

But be aware that the end-to-end journeys that are timed to take around 9hr 40mins are dependent on making a 25 min connection at Barcelona into the train on to Madrid.

And at Barcelona Sants station, the recommendation is to allow 15 mins to pass through the security checks, so that 25 min transfer time won't allow much scope for the train from Paris to be delayed.

Similary timed connections will also apply for the fastest end-to-end journeys when departing Paris at 07:41 is an option (May 29th to Aug 30th).

(In the event of a delay, tickets for the Paris to Madrid journey can be transferred to later departures on from Barcelona).

Train 1

  • Depart: Paris (France)
  • Arrive: Barcelona (Spain)
  • Journey time: 6hr 25min - 6hr 35min (approx)

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Train 2

  • Depart: Barcelona (Spain)
  • Arrive: Madrid (Spain)
  • Journey time: 2hr 45 min

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Ticket information

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