Trains from Madrid to Alicante

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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Alicante

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$51

Average

$73

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

The average ticket from Madrid to Alicante will cost around $ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 51.

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09:19Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h50 14:09Alicante-Terminal
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$511One-way
2nd Cheapest
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09:19Madrid Atocha Cercanias5h47 15:06Alicante-Terminal
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$601One-way
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09:00Madrid Chamartín5h09 14:09Alicante-Terminal
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$611One-way
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09:19Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h01 13:20Alicante-Terminal
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$621One-way
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14:19Madrid Chamartín6h15 20:34Alicante-Terminal
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$631One-way

Train Times

Madrid to Alicante

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08:00Madrid Chamartín6h09 14:09Alicante-Terminal
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09:00Madrid Chamartín5h09 14:09Alicante-Terminal
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09:19Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h50 14:09Alicante-Terminal
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09:19Madrid Atocha Cercanias5h47 15:06Alicante-Terminal
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09:19Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h01 13:20Alicante-Terminal
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09:25Madrid Atocha2h22 11:47Alicante-Terminal
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10:45Madrid Atocha2h35 13:20Alicante-Terminal
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12:15Madrid Atocha2h51 15:06Alicante-Terminal
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12:51Madrid Atocha Cercanias5h07 17:58Alicante-Terminal
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12:51Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h29 17:20Alicante-Terminal
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14:19Madrid Chamartín6h15 20:34Alicante-Terminal
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14:32Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h58 19:30Alicante-Terminal
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14:32Madrid Atocha Cercanias6h02 20:34Alicante-Terminal
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14:45Madrid Atocha2h35 17:20Alicante-Terminal
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14:56Madrid Chamartín5h38 20:34Alicante-Terminal
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15:25Madrid Atocha2h33 17:58Alicante-Terminal
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18:32Madrid Atocha Cercanias5h18 23:50Alicante-Terminal
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18:32Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h28 23:00Alicante-Terminal
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18:53Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h07 23:00Alicante-Terminal
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18:53Madrid Atocha Cercanias4h57 23:50Alicante-Terminal
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19:20Madrid Atocha2h22 21:42Alicante-Terminal
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20:15Madrid Atocha2h45 23:00Alicante-Terminal
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21:15Madrid Atocha2h35 23:50Alicante-Terminal
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Sep 18
$60Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$160Air Europa
Thu
Sep 19
$39Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$152Air Europa
Fri
Sep 20
$39Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$95Air Europa
Sat
Sep 21
$47Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$95Air Europa
Sun
Sep 22
$47Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$76Air Nostrum
Mon
Sep 23
$47Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$95Air Europa
Tue
Sep 24
$37Renfe
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Wed
Sep 25
$35Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$81Air Europa
Thu
Sep 26
$47Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$76Air Nostrum
Fri
Sep 27
$47Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Sat
Sep 28
$41Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Sun
Sep 29
$41Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Mon
Sep 30
$48Renfe
$38Alsa
$81Air Europa
Tue
Oct 1
$35Renfe AVE
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Wed
Oct 2
$35Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$49Air Europa
Thu
Oct 3
$53Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$49Air Europa
Fri
Oct 4
$47Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$49Air Europa
Sat
Oct 5
$38Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$49Air Europa
Sun
Oct 6
$35Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$49Air Europa
Mon
Oct 7
$29Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$49Air Europa

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Alicante

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

2 h 22 m

Average

4 h 15 m

Trains per day

23

Distance

360 km

Of the 23 train that leave Madrid for Alicante every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 360 km distance in an average of 4 h 15 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 22 m .

The slowest train will take 6 h 15 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
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19:20Madrid Atocha2h22 21:42Alicante-Terminal
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$1421One-way
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09:25Madrid Atocha2h22 11:47Alicante-Terminal
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$661One-way
2nd Fastest
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15:25Madrid Atocha2h33 17:58Alicante-Terminal
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$841One-way
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14:45Madrid Atocha2h35 17:20Alicante-Terminal
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$841One-way
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21:15Madrid Atocha2h35 23:50Alicante-Terminal
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$841One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Alicante Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 31 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $38
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Alicante
Distance:360 km
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe AVE, Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Alicante

There are daily direct trains from Madrid to Alicante, with 11 departures in the weekday and Saturday schedules. The high-speed AVE connection makes it possible to reach the Mediterranean city from the capital in just over two hours for the fastest journeys. Services operate from early morning to mid-evening. There are an additional two indirect services requiring one change. Sunday schedules offer ten direct trains from Madrid.

Which train companies travel from Madrid to Alicante?

The Spanish state rail company Renfe provides trains to Alicante from Madrid. Trains on this route offer travelers a choice between non-stop AVE high-speed connections and slightly slower Alvia expresses, while Media Distancia operate stopping services with longer journey times, and require a change en route at Alcazar de San Juan.

How long is the train from Madrid to Alicante?

The fastest AVE direct train to Alicante takes two hours and nine minutes to cover the 224-mile trip. Most AVE journeys are around two hours and 25 mins. Alvia expresses take about 30 minutes longer. The Media Distancia connections take four hours and 30 minutes in total.

How many trains are there from Madrid to Alicante?

Weekday timetables offer 11 direct trains to Alicante from Madrid and two indirect services. Schedules begin with an early morning departure and continue with trains approximately every hour and a half until a final connection to Alicante around 9:00 p.m. On Sundays there are no early morning trains and no indirect services.

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

Departure train station: Madrid Puerta De Atocha Station The main AVE terminus in the capital, Atocha Station is located on the south-east side of central Madrid, with its own stops on the Cercanias local rail network and the Madrid metro. Taxis and buses are available from the station entrance.

Arrival train station: Alicante Trains from Madrid arrive at Alicante's main rail terminus just west of the city center and about 20 minutes on foot from the seafront. There are connections from here to Costa Blanca resorts on the light railway. Buses are available at the station entrance and from nearby stops on Avenida Salamanca.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Alicante
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

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