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Saint-Étienne to Madrid by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    22:50
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    9hr 28m
  • Distance
    865 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    16hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Saint-Étienne to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Saint-Étienne to Madrid take around 9 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 865 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Saint-Étienne and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Saint-Étienne to Madrid?

Journeys between Saint-Étienne and Madrid usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Saint-Étienne to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 23 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Saint-Étienne to Madrid?

The Saint-Étienne to Madrid train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Saint-Étienne to Madrid train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Saint-Étienne around 05:48 and the last train is around 22:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Saint-Étienne around 05:50, and the last at 20:20.

When to book Saint-Étienne to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Saint-Étienne to Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Saint-Étienne and Madrid?

More than one train company operates on the route from Saint-Étienne to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • FS100
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.