Are you planning a trip from Madrid to Paris but are having trouble deciding whether it’s best to travel by train, plane or car? Madrid is roughly 650 miles from Paris, which may lead you to assume that flying is the best option. It certainly is the most pragmatic choice if you need to get to Paris as quickly as possible, but if you have a bit more time to enjoy, taking the train or renting a car is by far a more picturesque, and potentially more relaxing and enjoyable, way of traveling from Madrid to Paris.
Flights From Madrid to Paris
International carriers including Iberia Airlines and Lufthansa and low-cost regional companies such as Vueling and Air Europa offer daily flights from Madrid to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport. Flights to Beauvais Airport located in the far outskirts of Paris tend to be a cheaper option, but you’ll need to plan on at least an extra hour and fifteen minutes to get to central Paris.
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Travel From Madrid to Paris by Train
You can get to Paris from Madrid in roughly 13 hours via a direct night train serviced by Elipsos on the Spanish side and French rail company SNCF on the French side. The downside of taking the train? Direct routes from Madrid to Paris are scarce, and connecting trains will be complicated. You should be a big lover of trains to choose this mode of travel.
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Get From Madrid to Paris by Car
It can take 12 hours or more to get to Paris from Madrid by car, but it can be a nice way to see northern Spain and France. Expect to pay somewhat hefty toll fees at several points throughout the trip, though.
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