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Bus Information from Madrid to Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$40 (€32)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesAlsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus

Buses from Madrid to Alicante cover the 223 miles (360 km) long journey taking on average 5 h with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $40 (€32), but the average price of bus tickets is $40 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.

Alsa

One of the easiest ways to travel between Madrid and Alicante is by taking a bus with Alsa. As the main provider for bus travel in Spain with a plethora of national and regional routes, Alsa transports more than 300 million passengers per year. You can find Alsa bus schedules and tickets for Madrid to Alicante quickly on Omio and book cheap bus tickets online. Madrid is around 223 miles (360 km) away from Alicante by bus and the cheapest Alba bus from Madrid to Alicante starts at $40 (€32).

Alsa’s premium services offer one of the most comfortable travel experiences at a budget price. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes. Along with all the routes covered by Alsa Normal buses, which include basic services like restrooms, free WiFi access, footrests and onboard entertainment, the bus company has other types of buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious services depending on the specific route.

Alsa's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between Madrid and Alicante are the following:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Madrid to 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.

Which bus companies travel from Madrid to Alicante?

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.

How long is the bus from Madrid to Alicante?

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.

How many buses are there from Madrid to Alicante?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Madrid to Alicante?

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.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap bus to Alicante from Madrid cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Alicante from Madrid for as low as $40 (€32)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Alicante?
If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Alicante bus to cost on average $40 (€32)  one way.
How far is Madrid to Alicante by bus?
The distance to Alicante from Madrid by bus is approximately 223 miles (360 km).
What is the Madrid to Alicante bus travel time?
On average the Madrid to Alicante bus time is 5 h  covering the 223 miles (360 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Madrid to Alicante, which bus station in Madrid do I depart from and which bus station in Alicante do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Madrid, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When you arrive in Alicante, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante, Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante and Alicante, Estacion ADIF.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.

Where is the bus station in Madrid to go to Alicante? Where is the bus station in Alicante located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Alicante.

What bus providers go from Madrid to Alicante?
For the best Madrid to Alicante bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services from Madrid to Alicante to compare what amenities they may offer.
What time is the earliest bus from Madrid to Alicante? What time is the last bus from Madrid to Alicante?
You can take the earliest bus from Madrid to Alicante at 7: 30 AM   or take the last bus from Madrid to Alicante leaving at 10: 30 PM. Look for the latest Madrid to Alicante bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
How early should I book bus tickets to Alicante from Madrid to score the best deals?
If you purchase the Madrid to Alicante bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $40 (€32). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Madrid and Alicante. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10