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Trains from Madrid to Pamplona

Trying to find an easy way to get from Madrid to Pamplona? Make your way to the capital of the Kingdom of Navarra in just three hours by train.

Renfe runs its high-speed Alvia services on this route. All carriages are modern and comfortable, with comfortable seats and wide windows to enjoy the picturesque Spanish countryside views. Give yourself a little treat by upgrading to Confort (First Class) and you’ll get complimentary food and drinks served to your plush seats.

Pamplona is a fascinating town to explore, even when there aren’t bulls running through the town centre. Wander through its atmospheric streets and enjoy the traditional fare at the many fantastic food spots. Find out more about taking the train there by reading on.

Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña by train

It takes an average of 4h 33m to travel from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (317 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña and tickets for this journey start from €15.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 5m
PriceFrom €15.70
Distance197 miles (317 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train07:35
Last train20:40
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationPamplona/Iruña
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña for Tuesday 12th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:35 09:42 3h 7m, direct
07:30 11:53 4h 23m, 1 change
08:30 12:21 3h 51m, 1 change
10:35 13:52 3h 17m, direct
14:05 17:28 3h 23m, direct
16:30 20:00 3h 30m, 1 change
18:35 21:40 3h 5m, direct
19:40 07:33 11h 53m, 1 change

Renfe and Alvia trains from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña

You can travel from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña on Renfe and Alvia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña starts at €15.70 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Pamplona/Iruña is 4 hours and 33 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Madrid and Pamplona/Iruña by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña is 3 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña can start from as little as €15.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña leave?

The first train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña leaves at 07:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña leave?

The last train from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña leaves at 20:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Madrid and Pamplona/Iruña by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña cover a distance of around 197 miles (317 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Pamplona/Iruña to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Pamplona/Iruña for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/12/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/27/2022 for travel on 09/27/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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