Alicante to Madrid train

Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid

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60

Average

74

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.

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03:18PMAlicante-Terminal2h56 06:14PMMadrid Chamartín
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601One-way
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08:00PMAlicante-Terminal2h35 10:35PMMadrid Chamartín
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621One-way
08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h35 11:15AMMadrid Chamartín
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691One-way
02:45PMAlicante-Terminal2h35 05:20PMMadrid Chamartín
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691One-way
07:10AMAlicante-Terminal2h35 09:45AMMadrid Chamartín
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691One-way

Train schedule from Alicante to Madrid

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07:10AMAlicante-Terminal2h35 09:45AMMadrid Chamartín
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08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h35 11:15AMMadrid Chamartín
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09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h27 12:17PMMadrid Chamartín
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12:32PMAlicante-Terminal2h31 03:03PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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02:45PMAlicante-Terminal2h35 05:20PMMadrid Chamartín
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03:18PMAlicante-Terminal2h56 06:14PMMadrid Chamartín
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05:50PMAlicante-Terminal2h23 08:13PMMadrid Chamartín
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08:00PMAlicante-Terminal2h35 10:35PMMadrid Chamartín
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Fastest train times from Alicante to Madrid

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Fastest Journey

2 h 23 m

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

360 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Alicante for Madrid every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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05:50PMAlicante-Terminal2h23 08:13PMMadrid Chamartín
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761One-way
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09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h27 12:17PMMadrid Chamartín
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831One-way
12:32PMAlicante-Terminal2h31 03:03PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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1041One-way
08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h35 11:15AMMadrid Chamartín
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691One-way
02:45PMAlicante-Terminal2h35 05:20PMMadrid Chamartín
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Overview: Train from Alicante to Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$53 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE

Trains from Alicante to Madrid cover the 223 miles (360 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $43 (€42), but the average price of train tickets is $53 (€51). Travelers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train providers: Renfe and AVE from Alicante to Madrid trains

Find the best trains from Alicante to Madrid with Omio's travel partners Renfe and AVE from $43 (€42). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Renfe
AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Alicante to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    AVE trains from Alicante to Madrid are available on Omio at just $43 (€42)! AVE are the high-speed trains from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company that offers routes throughout the country and to France and Portugal. When you travel with a Renfe AVE train to Madrid from Alicante, the distance is 223 miles (360 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Alicante to Madrid trip, which you can compare and book easily on Omio.

    Renfe offers different types of AVE tickets that adapt to all budgets, such as Promo, Promo +, Flexible tickets for one-way or round-trip. You can also use the Renfe discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card when booking your Renfe AVE ticket on Omio.

    All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, bathrooms and onboard entertainment and offer a multitude of times throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. In addition, Renfe AVE trains are characterized as being the most popular, comfortable, punctual and one of the fastest trains in the world, reaching speeds around 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. AVE connects the main Spanish cities in just a few hours.

    AVE from Alicante to Madrid train information:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 26 min
    • Average Price: $43
    • AVE frequency: 8 a day

    Trains from Alicante to Madrid

    For a direct route from the coastal city of Alicante to Madrid, Spain’s beautiful capital, book a seat on a train. Trains from Alicante to Madrid run regularly weekdays and through the weekends; however, as it gets close to major holidays, be sure to check train times, as the frequency may change. The 260 miles (420 km) journey takes less than about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Once in Madrid, spend the day visiting beautiful architectural sites, and the evening enjoying tapas and the great nightlife.

     

    Which train companies travel from Alicante to Madrid?

    Throughout the year, trains from Alicante to Madrid operate on a regular schedule, Renfe (Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles), which is the very well established Spanish state railway, provides travelers with several different options all throughout the day—weekdays and weekends. Some of the routes that the train company runs are with their Renfe AVE trains, which are modern, high-speed intercity options; they, too, operate throughout the day and are the most commonly selected travel option for long distance railway rides in the country of Spain.

       

    Renfe trains from Alicante to Madrid

    Renfe’s services for trains from Alicante to Madrid typically offer several journey options with variant speeds and prices. Whether customers hope to depart in the morning, afternoon or evening, departure times are set to support the riders’ schedules and needs. All trains are direct routes for this long-distance trip, no matter which of the two train types you choose; the traditional Renfe option will get a traveler from Alicante Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in about 2 hours and 45 minutes, with high-speed Renfe AVE services running approximately 2-and-a-half hours—give or take a few minutes depending on the time of day. Renfe also has policy structures for each of its ticket categories, offering riders the opportunity to purchase greater flexibility with their ticket, such as selecting a different departure time, making a cancellation or changing seat assignments. However, if ticket flexibility is unnecessary, riders can purchase a ticket that locks them in to a specific train and departure time at a lesser cost.

     

    Train Alicante to Madrid: Services on board

    Wherever you sit on your journey from Alicante to Madrid, Renfe provides passengers with allowances and services to accommodate their needs. On the train, there are 2nd Class and 2nd+ Class seats, the former accommodates passengers with standard seating, while the 2nd+ option offers improved comfort and power outlets to help keep devices charged. For individuals with reduced mobility, Renfe provides a free service called Atendo, which supports travelers as they navigate the station, board the train and disembark. For riders with baggage in tow, Renfe’s travel policy allows for up to three luggage items of a specified size per traveler; Renfe AVE and long-distance journeys, like trains from Alicante to Madrid, have the added benefit of accommodations for folded bicycles, musical instruments and strollers. Passengers can also bring a pet along for the trip—pets must be in enclosed containers and cannot weigh more than 22 pounds (10 kg). Other facilities offered on some trains is PlayRenfe, for riders who need Wi-Fi or access to entertainment options, as well as café cars on long-distance trains. Specific details about each policy can be found on the Renfe page of the Omio website.

     

    Alicante to Madrid Train Time: Daily Departures

    Renfe runs trains from Alicante to Madrid on a regular timetable that includes seven departures a day during the week and at weekends. The schedule starts with the first departure of the day around 7:00 a.m.; the final departure is around 8:00 p.m. in the evening. Train services operate consistently through most national holidays, with the exception of dates around Christmas and New Year’s Day. To confirm train times, travelers should consult the Omio website.

     

    How long is the journey by train from Alicante to Madrid?

    Renfe’s trains from Alicante to Madrid are non-stop. With a direct route, the duration for high-speed AVE trains is between 2 hours and 22 minutes, and 2 hours and 37 minutes. Renfe’s traditional trains take 2 hours and 45 minutes. For cost-conscious travelers with flexible schedules, avoid peak hours (mid-to-late morning) when prices are higher; off peak options—first and last trains of the day—are cheaper.

     

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

    Departure train station: The departure train station in Alicante is Alicante Terminal. Less than a half mile (0.8 km) from the city center, the station can be reached by foot in 7 minutes; travelers with luggage can take a taxi, which loops around the park and takes about 6 minutes. Facilities at the train station include helpful customer service desks, restrooms and a café.

    Arrival train station: The arrival train station in Madrid is Puerta de Atocha. Madrid’s city center is a 1.2 miles (1.9 km) walk from the station. For travelers who take a taxi, the drive takes 10 minutes; however, there are also public transport options, including Metro lines and public buses. The beautiful station is home to restaurants, cafés and even turtles.

     

    How to find cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid?

    Railway passengers who are researching cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid can affect the cost of their tickets in a number of ways. If you don’t have any time restraints, you can book a ticket for Renfe’s AVE trains at economical prices—typically the first train in the morning or the last train at night; leverage the Omio website’s filtering tool when searching for your ride to help you review the options and identify the best cheap train tickets. However, if you have the advantage of being able to book your ticket ahead of time, this also provides customers with lower-cost options. Along the booking process, you’ll also find a number of options, including seat class and various flex or promo designations which give customers discounts. Individuals who are students or senior citizens benefit from additional discounts, and children under the age of four who don’t require a seat travel free.

      

    Travel Tips: Trains from Alicante to Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Alicante to Madrid.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Alicante to Madrid trains for as little as $43 (€42)  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Alicante to Madrid train to cost on average $53 (€51)  one way.
    The distance to Madrid from Alicante by train is approximately 223 miles (360 km).
    The train time between Alicante and Madrid is on average 2 h 35 min  for the 223 miles (360 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Alicante and Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the train from Alicante to Madrid, you can choose to depart from train stations like Alicante-Terminal, Alicante San Gabriel and Universidad de Alicante. Your journey can end in train stations such as Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Alicante-Terminal   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Alicante-Terminal, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Alicante.

    The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city center of Madrid.

    For the trip from Alicante to Madrid you can take a train with Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Alicante to Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 7 direct trains between Alicante and Madrid per day with Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
    The average number of trains departing Alicante for Madrid is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first Alicante to Madrid train departs at 5: 10 AM   and the last train from Alicante to Madrid leaves at 6: 25 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Alicante to Madrid on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    You can find trains to Madrid from Alicante to cost on average $53 (€51) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Alicante to Madrid train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Alicante
    Madrid
    Alicante-Terminal is the most popular Alicante railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Alicante for your trip to Madrid.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
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    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    +34 912320320
    ticketOfficeHours
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    Mon - Sun: 05: 15 - 24: 00
    Public transit options for Alicante-Terminal
    Bus lines: C1, C6, 06, 09
    Train lines: L1, L2, C1, C3

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