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The cheapest trains from Madrid to Alicante

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Cheapest

$73

Average

$88

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 $ 88 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 73.

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02:22PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h47 05:09PMAlicante-Terminal
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$731One-way
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05:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 08:01PMAlicante-Terminal
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$841One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 10:14AMAlicante-Terminal
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$841One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 01:14PMAlicante-Terminal
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$841One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 09:21PMAlicante-Terminal
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$841One-way

Timetable Madrid to Alicante

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07:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 10:14AMAlicante-Terminal
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09:50AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 12:19PMAlicante-Terminal
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10:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 01:14PMAlicante-Terminal
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12:15PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h22 02:37PMAlicante-Terminal
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02:22PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h47 05:09PMAlicante-Terminal
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03:55PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 06:22PMAlicante-Terminal
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05:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 08:01PMAlicante-Terminal
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07:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 09:21PMAlicante-Terminal
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Fri
Jul 30
$84Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$373Air Nostrum
Sat
Jul 31
$73Renfe
$41Alsa
$88Air Europa
Sun
Aug 1
$73Renfe
$41Alsa
$88Air Europa
Mon
Aug 2
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$112Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 3
$50Renfe AVE
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$75Air Europa
Wed
Aug 4
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$112Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 5
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Europa
Fri
Aug 6
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$112Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 7
$49Renfe
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$57Air Europa
Sun
Aug 8
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Europa
Mon
Aug 9
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 10
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$88Air Europa
Wed
Aug 11
$40Renfe
$41Alsa
$107Air Europa
Thu
Aug 12
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Europa
Fri
Aug 13
$33Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 14
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Europa
Sun
Aug 15
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Europa
Mon
Aug 16
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 17
$25Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 18
$33Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 19
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$57Air Europa

The fastest trains from Madrid to Alicante

Showing times and prices for Jul 31

Fastest Journey

2 h 16 m

Average

2 h 26 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

360 km

Of the 8 trains 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 trains cover the 360 km distance in an average of 2 h 26 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 16 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 47 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
05:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 08:01PMAlicante-Terminal
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$841One-way
Fastest
07:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 09:21PMAlicante-Terminal
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$841One-way
2nd Fastest
12:15PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h22 02:37PMAlicante-Terminal
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$921One-way
03:55PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 06:22PMAlicante-Terminal
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$921One-way
09:50AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 12:19PMAlicante-Terminal
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$1111One-way

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Train Information from Madrid to Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$62 (€49)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Alicante cover the 223 miles (360 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 23 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $42 (€33), but the average price of train tickets is $62 (€49). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

Train companies

Renfe and AVE from Madrid to Alicante

Renfe and AVE trains will get you from Madrid to Alicante from $42 (€33). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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AVE

Renfe offers excellent train services within Spain and neighboring France and Portugal, including a journey between Madrid and Alicante. As an official travel partner of Renfe, Omio quickly and easily shows you Renfe train schedules and ticket types so you can find the cheapest, fastest or earliest Madrid to Alicante train. The distance from Madrid to Alicante with Renfe is around 223 miles (360 km) and prices for this route are as low as $73 (€58).

Renfe is known for its wide range of ticket types with special offers like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible tickets and discount cards like Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which can be used to purchase Renfe tickets on Omio.

When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination: high-speed AVE for long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for domestic routes along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, regional Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Madrid to 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 Madrid to Alicante

A passenger train from Madrid to Alicante covers a distance of about 224 miles (360 km). The route has between 8 and 11 trains leaving Madrid for Alicante every day. Journeys between the two Spanish cities take at least two hours.

Madrid to Alicante Train Time: Daily Departures

Travelers from Madrid to Alicante have a range of train departure times to choose from every day. Ten trains move passengers on the route from Monday through Wednesday, and nine on Thursdays and Sundays. On Friday, 11 trains travel to Alicante from Madrid, while only eight operate on Sunday. Departures spread fairly, with intervals of about one to two hours. Most of the journeys take place in daytime. The earliest trip begins at around 7:45 a.m., while the last train leaves the Madrid terminus shortly after 9:00 p.m.

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

Journeys from Madrid to Alicante are approximately two to three hours. The fastest trains depart at around 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and cover the distance in about two hours and 20 minutes. The slowest one takes approximately two hours and 45 minutes. It leaves the station moments after 8:00 p.m. Every train from Madrid to Alicante is direct and require no changes throughout.

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

Departure train Station: The passenger boarding point for trains from Madrid to Alicante is Madrid Puerta de Atocha. The facility is about one mile (one a half km) from central Madrid, and it serves as the primary terminus for the city's commuter, regional, and intercity trains. To reach the Atocha Station from the center of Madrid, passengers can take a four minute ride on the C1 train or Line 1 subway. The bus takes approximately six minutes from the city while pedestrians walk for about 25 minutes. Taxis to the ground level of the station are also available. The historic train shed is more than a century old. It has accessible toilets, luggage lockers, ticket machines, and waiting facilities. Bars and restaurants with outdoor tables, as well as a stunning tropical garden, make the place ideal for travelers to wait for trains. Madrid Puerta de Atocha has a ground and an upper floor dedicated to high-speed and long-distance trains to Alicante and other destinations.

Arrival train station: Alicante Terminal, sometimes referred to as the RENFE station, is the primary railway station in Alicante. It is the endpoint of train journeys from Madrid and the beginning of Alicante suburban trains. From the train station, Alicante city center is about a mile away. Travelers can catch a bus at Salamanca 12 after walking for about 100 meters. The trip to the city by a coach takes roughly four minutes. The Luceros tram is approximately a six minute walk away, and it takes about three minutes to reach the city. Alicante Train Station has a ticket office strategically positioned at the entrance. There are several ticket machines close to the waiting platforms. Travelers can grab refreshments at the shops and bars available throughout the terminal. Ample car parks and a bus stop outside make trips to Alicante convenient.

Which train companies travel from Madrid to Alicante?

The company that operates trains from Madrid to Alicante is Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles (RENFE). The state-owned operator runs Renfe and Renfe AVE trains. Of the two options, Renfe AVE is faster.

Renfe Madrid to Alicante

One RENFE train leaves Madrid for Alicante at around noon and another one just after 8:00 p.m. every day. These long-distance trains take at least two hours and 40 minutes to reach Alicante Terminal. Services are direct and require no changes along the route.

Renfe AVE Madrid to Alicante

Renfe AVE is a high-speed and economical train from Madrid to Alicante. Its journeys can take as little as two hours and 22 minutes. The operator makes between six and nine trips daily with no transfers required. The first train departs from Madrid Puerta de Atocha at around 7:45 a.m. while the last one leaves the station at about 9:15 p.m.

Madrid to Alicante Trains: Services on Board

Renfe trains have first-class and second-class ticket options. Prices are flexible, allowing passengers to enjoy discounted rates from time to time. Travelers can bring a maximum of three pieces of luggage, which can include a folded bike. The baggage limit is 25 kg. Each passenger can travel with one pet, and the trains have a specialized service to help disabled individuals to board and disembark from trains. Those who need guide dogs are free to bring them.

How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Alicante

Travelers can secure cut-rate tickets by booking a few weeks before the journey. Sometimes, slower trips and connecting trains are more affordable. Passengers with the ability to be flexible with their travel dates may also find a discounted train from Madrid to Alicante either side of their intended travel day. Use the Omio tool to search journey options and find an affordable train.

Train tickets from Madrid to Alicante: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 44 €
2 weeks earlier 39 €13%
3 weeks earlier 38 €16%
1 month before 41 €7%
2 months earlier 40 €10%
3 months earlier 35 €26%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Madrid - Alicante. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Madrid - Alicante 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 16% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Madrid - Alicante with 2 months in advance you save up to about 10% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 26%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Madrid to Alicante
Travel by train to Alicante 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 Madrid to Alicante.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Madrid to Alicante?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Madrid to Alicante for as low as $42 (€33)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Madrid and Alicante?
The train price from Madrid to Alicante is on average $62 (€49)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Madrid to Alicante by train?
You should expect to travel around 223 miles (360 km)  to Alicante from Madrid by train.
How long is the train ride between Madrid and Alicante?
While the time it takes to travel 223 miles (360 km) between Madrid and Alicante can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Madrid to Alicante train journey time is on average 2 h 23 min.
What station does the train from Madrid to Alicante depart from? Which Alicante train station do I come into from Madrid?

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

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

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

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

Which train providers can take me from Madrid to Alicante?
For the best Madrid to Alicante train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Madrid and Alicante to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Madrid to Alicante?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from Madrid to Alicante. You can look to travel with Renfe or Renfe AVE  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
What are the first and last departure train times from Madrid to Alicante?
The earliest train departing from Madrid to Alicante leaves at 5: 45 AM. The last train departing from Madrid to Alicante leaves at 7: 15 PM. You can find the latest Madrid to Alicante train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Madrid to Alicante train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Madrid and Alicante to cost on average $62 (€49) 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 Madrid to Alicante train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Alicante
Madrid Chamartín
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Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1<br>Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C