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Madrid to Paris drive

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 Aranda de Duero
 San Sebastian
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days


Madrid to Paris road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Madrid to Paris. If you're planning a road trip to Paris, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Madrid
drive for about 2 hours

10:47 am  Aranda de Duero
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:47 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:24 pm  Haro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:24 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:52 pm  San Sebastian
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 5:52 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:14 pm  Bordeaux
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bordeaux
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:21 am  Cognac
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:21 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:57 pm  Tours
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:57 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:51 pm  arrive in Paris
eat at Café de Flore
stay at Hôtel Costes

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Madrid to Paris.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Madrid, Spain.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Aranda de Duero

Haro  (4 answers)
    Bodega López De Heredia  (2 mentions)

San Sebastian  (81 answers)
    Arzak  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Sebastian:
        Mugaritz Restaurante
        La Cuchara de San Telmo
    questions about San Sebastian:
        How many days in San Sebastian?
        Best hotel in San Sebastian?
        How much time to visit Guggenheim Museum ?
        Where to sleep

Bordeaux  (39 answers)
    Dune Du Pyla  (4 mentions)
    Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux  (2 mentions)
    La Garonne  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Bordeaux:
        La Brasserie Bordelaise
    questions about Bordeaux:
        Things to do on a honeymoon
        Most beautiful wineries in Bordeaux?
        30th Birthday Dinner Celebration
        Saturday night solo dinner in Bordeaux?
        Weekday flea market locations in Bordeaux?

Cognac  (3 answers)

Tours  (6 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Paris, France.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Paris?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Paris.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hôtel Costes, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Mama Shelter  (6 mentions)
Hôtel Chopin  (5 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Paris? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Paris?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Café de Flore, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Ladurée  (12 mentions)
Chez Janou  (10 mentions)
Le Bouillon Chartier  (9 mentions)
Breizh Café  (8 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Paris? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Paris?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Eiffel Tower  (134 mentions)
The Louvre  (106 mentions)
Montmartre  (91 mentions)
Quartier Du Marais  (62 mentions)
Notre-Dame de Paris  (60 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Paris. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best views of Paris for dates?  (24 answers)

profile  AZ from Phoenix asked:
4 Days in Paris - Recommendations?  (23 answers)

profile  Amy from Florida asked:
Should I stay near Eiffel Tower or city center (Notre Dame area)?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Paris?  (20 answers)

profile  Miriam from Seattle asked:
Free things to do in Paris?  (19 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Paris.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Paris to Madrid drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Madrid to Paris. Or get a full Madrid to Paris flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Madrid well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Madrid!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 790 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 3 minutes
Paris is the same time as Madrid
269 Madrid travel answers
4 Haro travel answers
81 San Sebastian travel answers
39 Bordeaux travel answers
3 Cognac travel answers
6 Tours travel answers
745 Paris travel answers


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