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Of the 6 bus that leave Madrid for Alicante every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 360 km distance in an average of 5 h 18 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4 h 50 m .
The slowest bus will take 5 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Madrid to Alicante will cost around $ 48 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 41.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
5 hours 23 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||$38|
|Buses depart from:||Madrid|
|Bus arrives in:||Alicante|
Buses offer a convenient, direct way to travel from Madrid to Alicante - the gateway to the popular Costa Blanca region. There's a single direct service between the two Spanish cities, every day of the week. Buses run all year-round, so there's no need to worry about seasonal disruption. Journey times will be around 5 hours 50 minutes.
Only Alsa currently provides services from Madrid to Alicante, providing direct buses complete with plenty of legroom and air conditioning, along with space for luggage, and onboard wifi.
Travelers can expect a relatively long bus journey from Madrid to Alicante. Journey times will generally be 5 hours 50 minutes, with no changes required at any stage.
Buses depart every day from central Madrid to Alicante. However, there aren't many choices, with just a single direct bus on any given day. Services tend to leave in the late afternoon, not long after 5:00 p.m.
Departure Bus Station: Buses from Madrid to Alicante will leave from Madrid's Estacion Sur. Estacion Sur can be found in the southern part of the Spanish capital, approximately 2.5 miles south-east of Centro - the location of most hotels and tourist attractions. Getting to the coach station isn't hard, though. The best option is to catch the Madrid Metro to Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur. Mendez Alvaro is on Metro Line 6, along with various Cercanias overground lines, which provide links to Atocha Station. Expect Metro journeys from Barajas Airport to take 30-40 minutes at least.
Arrival Bus Station: Buses to Alicante from Madrid will arrive at the Plaza de Coruna, in Playa de San Juan, a suburb in the north-eastern part of the city. The Alsa stop is very close to a range of beaches, and offers ready access to resorts to the north of Alicante via Costa Blanca Station - about 200 meters north of the coach stop. From there, travelers can catch trains north or head south into Alicante itself. The journey from Playa de San Juan to Alicante Station will take about 30 minutes, with various stops along the way. So those headed to the city may want to consider taxis, which are almost certainly the fastest transfer option.