The cheapest trains from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Dec 1

Cheapest

$69

Average

$72

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 $ 72 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 69.

Cheapest
10:35AMAlicante-Terminal2h45 01:20PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$691One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h30 11:10AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:50PMAlicante-Terminal2h30 06:20PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:40PMAlicante-Terminal2h30 03:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h25 12:15PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-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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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
Nov 30
$69Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$95Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 1
$69Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$73Air Europa
Thu
Dec 2
$64Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$56Air Nostrum
Fri
Dec 3
$64Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
Sat
Dec 4
$56Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$95Air Nostrum
Sun
Dec 5
$56Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$50Air Europa
Mon
Dec 6
$64Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
Tue
Dec 7
$48Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$95Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 8
$64Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
Thu
Dec 9
$48Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$91Air Europa
Fri
Dec 10
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
Sat
Dec 11
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$90Air Europa
Sun
Dec 12
$56Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
Mon
Dec 13
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$43Air Europa
Tue
Dec 14
$32Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$49Air Europa
Wed
Dec 15
$32Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$43Air Europa
Thu
Dec 16
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$52Air Nostrum
Fri
Dec 17
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$52Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 18
$32Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$52Air Nostrum
Sun
Dec 19
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$50Air Europa
Mon
Dec 20
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$43Air Europa

The fastest trains from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Dec 1

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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$791One-way
2nd Fastest
09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h25 12:15PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-way
02:43PMAlicante-Terminal2h27 05:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-way
08:40AMAlicante-Terminal2h30 11:10AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-way
03:50PMAlicante-Terminal2h30 06:20PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$711One-way

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Renfe and AVE from Alicante to Madrid

You can travel by train from Alicante to Madrid with Renfe and AVE for as low as $56 (€46). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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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.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Renfe train ticket to Madrid from Alicante:

    • 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.

      

    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
    How much does a cheap train to Madrid from Alicante cost?
    Train tickets between Alicante and Madrid for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $56 (€46)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is the train to Madrid from Alicante on average?
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Alicante to Madrid train price to come in at an average of $63 (€52)  one way.
    How far is Madrid from Alicante by train?
    You should expect to travel around 223 miles (360 km)  to Madrid from Alicante by train.
    How long is the train to Madrid from Alicante?
    The train time from Alicante to Madrid is on average 2 h 15 min  for the 223 miles (360 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Alicante to Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the train from Alicante to Madrid depart from? Which Madrid train station do I come into from Alicante?

    When taking the train from Alicante to Madrid, you can choose to depart from train stations like Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel. Your route 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.

    Where is the departure train station in Alicante located? Where is the arrival train station in Madrid located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Madrid.

    Which train providers can take me to Madrid from Alicante?
    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 companies for the Alicante to Madrid journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains are there between Alicante and Madrid a day?
    The average number of trains departing Alicante for Madrid is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When can I take the first train from Alicante to Madrid? When can I take the last train for the day?
    You can take the earliest train from Alicante to Madrid at 5: 15 AM   or take the last train from Alicante to Madrid leaving at 7: 25 PM. Look for the latest Alicante to Madrid train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
    When should I book the Alicante to Madrid train for the best deals on tickets?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Alicante to Madrid is on average $63 (€52) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Madrid from Alicante available a few months in advance.

    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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    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
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    Phone Number
    +34 912320320
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 15 - 24: 00
    Public transit options for Alicante-Terminal
    Bus lines: C1, C6, 06, 09
    Train lines: L1, L2, C1, C3