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The cheapest trains from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Aug 4

Cheapest

$73

Average

$81

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 Alicante to Madrid will cost around $ 81 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 73.

Cheapest
10:35AMAlicante-Terminal2h45 01:20PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$731One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:43PMAlicante-Terminal2h27 05:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$751One-way
09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h25 12:15PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way
08:15PMAlicante-Terminal2h31 10:46PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way
08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h30 11:10AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way

Timetable Alicante to Madrid

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06:15AMAlicante-Terminal2h30 08:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h30 11:10AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h25 12:15PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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10:35AMAlicante-Terminal2h45 01:20PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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12:40PMAlicante-Terminal2h30 03:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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02:43PMAlicante-Terminal2h27 05:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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03:50PMAlicante-Terminal2h30 06:20PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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06:10PMAlicante-Terminal2h15 08:25PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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08:15PMAlicante-Terminal2h31 10:46PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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Tue
Aug 3
$84Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 4
$73Renfe
$41Alsa
$95Air Europa
Thu
Aug 5
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$100Air Nostrum
Fri
Aug 6
$67Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Europa
Sat
Aug 7
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Sun
Aug 8
$67Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Mon
Aug 9
$67Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Europa
Tue
Aug 10
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Wed
Aug 11
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Europa
Thu
Aug 12
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Fri
Aug 13
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Europa
Sat
Aug 14
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 15
$67Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Mon
Aug 16
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Europa
Tue
Aug 17
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 18
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 19
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Fri
Aug 20
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Europa
Sat
Aug 21
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 22
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Mon
Aug 23
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum

The fastest trains from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Aug 4

Fastest Journey

2 h 15 m

Average

2 h 29 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

360 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Alicante for Madrid every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 360 km distance in an average of 2 h 29 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 15 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 45 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
06:10PMAlicante-Terminal2h15 08:25PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way
2nd Fastest
09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h25 12:15PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way
02:43PMAlicante-Terminal2h27 05:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$751One-way
08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h30 11:10AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way
12:40PMAlicante-Terminal2h30 03:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way

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Train Information between Alicante and Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€54)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Alicante to Madrid cover the 223 miles (360 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 27 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $68 (€54), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $58 (€46). Travelers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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Train from Alicante to Madrid with Renfe and AVE

For as little as $58 (€46) you can travel by train from Alicante to Madrid with Renfe and AVE. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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AVE

Renfe trains from Alicante to Madrid are available on Omio for as little as $73 (€58). Renfe is Spain’s national train provider offering domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. When traveling on a Renfe train from Alicante to Madrid, you can expect to travel 223 miles (360 km). Check Renfe’s train schedules and tickets for the Alicante to Madrid journey and find the best option for you.

Renfe is known for its range of train ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Promo, Promo+ and Flexible tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio.

Renfe has a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. These train types include AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Alicante and Madrid and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

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.

  

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FAQs
How much are cheap trains between Alicante and Madrid?
Train tickets between Alicante and Madrid for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $58 (€46)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Alicante to Madrid?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $68 (€54)  for a train ticket between Alicante and Madrid.
How many miles is it from Alicante to Madrid by train?
The Alicante to Madrid train distance is approximately 223 miles (360 km).
How many hours is the train time from Alicante to Madrid?
The train time to Madrid from Alicante is on average 2 h 27 min  for the 223 miles (360 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Madrid from Alicante by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Alicante and arrival train station in Madrid?

Some of the Alicante train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Alicante-Terminal   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Alicante-Terminal, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Alicante. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Alicante to Madrid?
If you're looking for trains from Alicante to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe AVE or Renfe to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Alicante to Madrid route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Alicante to Madrid?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from Alicante to Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe or Renfe AVE  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When is the earliest train from Alicante to Madrid? When is the last train from Alicante to Madrid?
The earliest train departing from Alicante to Madrid leaves at 5: 05 AM. The last train departing from Alicante to Madrid leaves at 6: 15 PM. You can find the latest Alicante to Madrid train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Alicante to Madrid to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets between Alicante and Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $68 (€54) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Alicante to Madrid a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Alicante
Madrid
Alicante-Terminal
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
Renfe's C1 train runs a direct service connecting Alicante San Gabriel and Alicante Terminal.