The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Madrid to Alicante is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 19 buses that leave Madrid for Alicante every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||223 miles (360 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 55 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$33 (€28)|
|Bus providers||Alsa Supra, Alsa, Infobus, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International|
Buses from Madrid to Alicante cover the 223 miles (360 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 55 min with our travel partners like Alsa Supra, Alsa, Infobus, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $17 (€15), but the average price of bus tickets is $33 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant - Terminal 2.
For as little as $17 (€15) you can travel by bus from Madrid to Alicante with Alsa. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
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.
When departing from Madrid, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4 and Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses. When arriving in Alicante, you can end your trip in bus stations like Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant - Terminal 2, Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant (Salidas - Estación de autobuses) and Alicante, Estación de Autobuses.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, which is located around 3 miles (4.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant - Terminal 2, located 7.2 miles (11.6 km) away from the city centre.
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