Cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Alicante

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Cheapest

$39

Average

$43

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to Alicante will cost around $ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 39.

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11:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h35 05:20AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way
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02:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h45 08:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way
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05:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h35 11:05PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way
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12:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur4h55 05:25PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way
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03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 08:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way

Bus schedule from Madrid to Alicante

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12:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur4h50 05:20AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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12:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur11h05 11:35AMAlicante
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08:15AMMadrid, Estación Sur4h40 12:55PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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09:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur5h05 02:35PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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12:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur4h55 05:25PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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02:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h45 08:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 08:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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04:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur4h50 09:20PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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05:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h35 11:05PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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05:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h50 11:20PMAlicante
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11:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h35 05:20AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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Fri
Jan 21
$50Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 22
$42Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$84Air Europa
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Jan 23
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$39Alsa
$64Air Nostrum
Mon
Jan 24
$50Renfe AVE
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Tue
Jan 25
$48Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$48Air Europa
Wed
Jan 26
$40Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Thu
Jan 27
$42Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Fri
Jan 28
$42Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$107Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 29
$40Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Sun
Jan 30
$50Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Mon
Jan 31
$33Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Tue
Feb 1
$28Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 2
$32Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 3
$29Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 4
$29Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Sat
Feb 5
$29Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Sun
Feb 6
$33Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Mon
Feb 7
$29Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Tue
Feb 8
$28Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 9
$25Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$36Air Nostrum

Bus times from Madrid to Alicante

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Fastest Journey

4 h 40 m

Average

5 h 44 m

Buses per day

11

Distance

360 km

Of the 11 buses that leave Madrid for Alicante every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 360 km distance in an average of 5 h 44 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 40 m .

The slowest buses will take 11 h 5 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.

Fastest
08:15AMMadrid, Estación Sur4h40 12:55PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$561One-way
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04:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur4h50 09:20PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$561One-way
2nd Fastest
12:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur4h50 05:20AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way
12:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur4h55 05:25PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way
03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 08:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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$391One-way

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Overview: Bus from Madrid to Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$39 (€32)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAlsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus

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, 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 $39 (€32), but the average price of bus tickets is $39 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.

Bus companies: Alsa from Madrid to Alicante

Travel between Madrid and Alicante from $39 (€32) with Omio’s bus partners Alsa! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Alsa

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.

  • Average Price: $39

When purchasing your Alsa bus tickets to Alicante from Madrid, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

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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 are cheap buses to Alicante from Madrid?

Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Madrid to Alicante to cost as little as $39 (€32)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a bus ticket to Alicante from Madrid?

The bus price from Madrid to Alicante is on average $39 (€32)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

How far is Madrid to Alicante by bus?

The Madrid to Alicante bus distance is approximately 223 miles (360 km).

What is the Madrid to Alicante bus travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 223 miles (360 km) to Alicante from Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Madrid to Alicante bus journey time is on average 4 h 55 min.

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 departing from Madrid, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When arriving in Alicante, you can end your route in bus stations like Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante, Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante and Alicante, Estacion ADIF.

Omio customers book a bus from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Madrid bus station located? Where is the Alicante bus station located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center of Madrid.

The most popular arrival bus station, Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center of Alicante.

Which bus companies can take me from Madrid to Alicante?

For the best Madrid to Alicante bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services from Madrid to Alicante to compare what amenities they may offer.

Can I find a direct bus from Madrid to Alicante?

Yes, there are direct buses between Madrid and Alicante, and you can find a direct bus for this journey with Alsa or Alsa Supra  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

What time is the earliest bus from Madrid to Alicante? What time is the last bus from Madrid to Alicante?

The first Madrid to Alicante bus departs at 8: 30 AM   and the last bus from Madrid to Alicante leaves at 11: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Madrid to Alicante on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I buy bus tickets from Madrid to Alicante for the best deals?

If you purchase a bus ticket from Madrid to Alicante within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $39 (€32) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Madrid and Alicante are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.