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Your travel by train from Madrid to Paris

Madrid to Paris by train takes approximately 9 hours and 45 minutes on board the AVE high speed train and the France-Spain high speed. On route there is either a connection at Barcelona or Nimes.

Madrid Atocha is a train station located in Madrid. It is one of the most important train stations in Madrid. Madrid Atocha is well connected to public transportations and is easily accessible. Paris Gare de Lyon is a train station located in Paris. Being one of the major train stations in Paris, it is served by buses and other public transportations.

For a single return trip from Madrid to Paris, a train ticket is the best value for money. Best prices are available when buying the train ticket well in advance. For extensive train travel, a rail pass including Spain and France is a better choice.

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Madrid is the capital city of Spain and famous for its football team called the Real Madrid. Many football fans who visit the city make it a point to have a tour of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

From Paris, travellers can take the train to reach other cities and regions of France.

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Reviews & ratings Madrid - Paris

  • "Excellent Experience"

      Ai Luan p. 
    Very convenience and value for money for our Paris-London trip.  
  • "Paris to Strasbourg"

      John n.  27/11/2013
    The train was very comfortable and the ride was quite speedy. E-tickets were very easily purchased and downloaded.  
  • "Comfortable train ride"

      Nurhuda Binte j.  25/11/2013
    It was the first time taking Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris and it was a nice experience. It was comfortable. Since we booked our tickets in advanced, it was value for money and we were allocated to seats that we wanted.  
  • "confusing"

      Lynda Marie w.  22/11/2013
    T he train we got on at Lille was two trains joined together which made it very confusing when trying to find the coach we were in nearly missed the train trying to find the right coach. and when we arrived in Paris the signs for the underground trains are really poor we expected better from such a large city. Arriving back at St Pancras in London the difference is startling even if you are a visitor and don,t know much of the language you would find where you are going much easier.  
  • "Delay appallingly handled"

      Teong l.  20/11/2013
    The train to Paris Gare Lyon was to leave Figueres Vilafant (where I boarded) at 5:20 PM. it left the station punctually enough. However, when we got to the next station (Perpignan), we were told that strong winds had caused disruptions to power lines and, as a result, the track from Perpignan to the next station was not prperly set. The solution was for everyone to alight from the train at Perpignan and take a bus (provided) to the next station to continue the journey. To my understanding, the track at the next station had been amiss since 3-ish PM (2 hours before the start of our journey). Despite that, Rail Europe had arranged only one bus on standby at Perpignan to transfer the passengers. Needless to say, one bus was barely sufficient. So the bulk of the passengers waited at the Perpignan station for just over 2 hours for the next train to arrive hoping that in the meantime the track at Perpignan would be set right. All along, it didn't seem anyone was really in charge - there were sometimes conflicting indications from the rail employees. It really was quite an appalling state of affairs. All in all, the total journey was delayed for between 2 and 3 hours and arrived in Paris way past 2 AM (not including taxi queueing time!). If you take Europe Rail, cut yourself some slack as delays (for all kinds of reasons) happen more often than you'd expect and, frustratingly, quite a tolerated scenario, especially in France. The delay was unfortunate as everything else was good.  
  • "Excellent Service"

      Tausif k.  18/11/2013
    Me and my family travelled to on Train from paris to London and Rome to Venice. Bought the tickets on line from Pakistan, every thing was very convenient and excellent service.  
  • "value foe money"

      Tausif k.  14/11/2013
    All ok i am happpy trip rail train . milan paris. value for money  
  • "An experience"

      Tausif k.  13/11/2013
    The staff was great. The linens were fresh. The supplies were convenient. My suggestion would include an updated train car. Toilets were smelly. Berth was well designed but had seen better days. We paid for a first class berth, but felt more like a very used hotel room. Air conditioning was nonexistent. It was a good way to travel from Pome to Paris while viewing some of the countryside, but just had to keep focused on that rather than the accommodations.  
  • "lille to paris"

      Paul l.  12/11/2013
    the experience was 1st class from the information as to when the train was departing to when we arrived in Paris.  
  • "Comfortable train travel"

      Elton m.  11/11/2013
    We travelled from Paris to Laussane it was on time, very comfortable, the lunch was of a high standard and the staff offered a high standard of service.  
  • "Zurich to Paris by train"

      Elton m.  10/11/2013
    The whole experience of booking and then travelling with TGV Lyria has been fantastic. I will definitely use it again. Thank you.  
  • "Montbard to Paris EASY"

      Deborah o.  09/11/2013
    What an easy quick way to get into the heart of Paris and back to Burgundy in one day!  
  • "TGV Turin to Paris"

      David w.  06/11/2013
    It was a nice trip but was unable to connect with the WiFi on the train even though I was charged for it. Very convenient.  
  • "Bus to the Gare du Nord"

      David w.  06/11/2013
    If you take the bus to the Gare du Nord, it may drop you in a side street. Be sure to walk round to the front of the station before trying to go in. We had problems getting in the side entrance, as our Eurostar tickets would not scan there.  
  • "Traveling to Paris"

      Lauren e.  05/11/2013
    The seats were nice, spacious, and comfortable. I wish it was more clear where you could pick up snacks and there should be free WiFi!  
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