Madrid to Cuenca train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Cuenca

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Cheapest

15

Average

31

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Cuenca is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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06:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 07:39AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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151One-way
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10:21AMMadrid Atocha Cercanias4h34 02:55PMCuenca
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151One-way
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02:21PMMadrid Atocha Cercanias4h27 06:48PMCuenca
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151One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:55AMMadrid Atocha Cercanias4h26 11:21AMCuenca
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151One-way
02:35PMMadrid Chamartín1h03 03:38PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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191One-way

Train schedule from Madrid to Cuenca

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06:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 07:24AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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06:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 07:39AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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06:50AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h55 07:45AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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06:55AMMadrid Atocha Cercanias4h26 11:21AMCuenca
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07:40AMMadrid Chamartín1h03 08:43AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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08:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 09:39AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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09:00AMMadrid Chamartín1h04 10:04AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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10:21AMMadrid Atocha Cercanias4h34 02:55PMCuenca
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10:40AMMadrid Chamartín1h03 11:43AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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10:40AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 11:34AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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11:32AMMadrid Chamartín1h15 12:47PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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12:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 01:34PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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02:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 02:59PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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02:21PMMadrid Atocha Cercanias4h27 06:48PMCuenca
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02:35PMMadrid Chamartín1h03 03:38PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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02:55PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h07 04:02PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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03:15PMMadrid Chamartín1h10 04:25PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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04:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h58 05:03PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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04:30PMMadrid Chamartín1h03 05:33PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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06:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h09 07:19PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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07:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h55 08:35PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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08:00PMMadrid Chamartín1h10 09:10PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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09:05PMMadrid Chamartín1h03 10:08PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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09:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 10:04PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Cuenca

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Fastest Journey

54 m

Average

1 h 26 m

Trains per day

24

Distance

139 km

Of the 24 trains that leave Madrid for Cuenca every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 09:39AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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221One-way
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12:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 01:34PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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291One-way
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02:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 02:59PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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441One-way
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09:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 10:04PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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331One-way
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06:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h54 07:39AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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151One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Cuenca

distanceDistance86 miles (138 km)
durationAverage train duration54 min
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE

Trains from Madrid to Cuenca cover the 86 miles (138 km) long journey taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Cuenca Fernando Zóbel.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE from Madrid to Cuenca trains

Renfe and AVE will get you from Madrid to Cuenca at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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Enjoy a quick and easy journey on a train between Madrid and Cuenca with AVE, the high-speed train from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company and official travel partner of Omio. Search all AVE train schedules and tickets on Omio to find the best deals for a train between Madrid and Cuenca covering the 86 miles (138 km) distance. Look out for ticket options like Promo, Promo +, and Flexible to find the most convenient Madrid to Cuenca train ride for you. Renfe AVE even offers discount cards for regular customers, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, which can be used when buying AVE tickets on Omio.

Renfe covers around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) between national and international routes, among which are its AVE routes that connect the main cities of Spain. AVE trains are well-known among travelers for providing ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience. Their trains are the most popular of Renfe’s fleet due to their high speeds reaching up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. They are also popular with travelers due to their premium services onboard, such as a restaurant, bathrooms, WiFi access, and entertainment.

    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 Madrid to Cuenca 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.

      Trains from Madrid to Cuenca

      Travelers planning a visit to the spectacular clifftop town of Cuenca in Castile-La Mancha have a choice of train services from Madrid. There are frequent daily trains from Madrid to Cuenca Fernando Zobel station on the high-speed AVE network, taking under one hour. More leisurely journeys are available to Cuenca station on the Cercanias suburban line from the capital, taking just over three hours. Daily schedules include include morning, afternoon and evening services.  

      Madrid to Cuenca train times: daily departures

      Monday to Saturday schedules offer frequent direct trains from Madrid to Cuenca from early morning to late evening. There are 6 morning departures to Cuenca at roughly hourly intervals, 7 afternoon connections, and 4 evening options. The Sunday timetable offers a slightly less frequent service from Madrid.    

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

      The quickest AVE high-speed trains from  Madrid to Cuenca take 54 minutes to complete the 104-mile route east from Atocha station. Other AVE and Alvia high-speed trains take up to 12 minutes longer. Cercanias regional services to Cuenca take between 3 hours and 8 minutes and 3 hours and 14 minutes to complete the trip from Madrid, although Sunday journeys are a little quicker, at just under 3 hours.

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

      Departure station: Madrid Atocha AVE and Cercanias station is located on the southeast side of Madrid city center, with subway and bus connections taking around ten minutes. The station concourse is on several levels, with shopping malls, food courts, luggage storage facilities, ATMs, tapas bars and coffee shops.   

      Arrival station: Cuenca Fernando Zobel AVE station is located three miles south of the city, with local buses taking about 20 minutes to make the trip downtown. Cercanias trains from Madrid arrive at the old station in central Cuenca. Both stations have cafe-bars, luggage storage facilities, ATMs and taxi stands. 

      Which train companies travel from Madrid to Cuenca?

      Renfe, the Spanish state rail operator, provides daily direct trains from Madrid to Cuenca. Passengers can travel on high-speed AVE express services or the slower Cercanias connections stopping at most stations via Aranjuez.

      Renfe Madrid to Cuenca

      The majority of direct daily Renfe trains from Madrid to Cuenca are AVE connections on the high-speed line towards Valencia, taking under an hour to complete the trip to Cuenca. There are also 3 daily Cercanias connections taking just over 3 hours for the journey east through La Mancha.  

      Madrid to Cuenca trains: services on board

      Renfe AVE trains from Madrid to Cuenca offer passengers two classes of seat, Preferente and Turista, with a cafe-bar on board. Carriages on AVE and Cercanias trains have dedicated spaces for wheelchair users, and staff offer assistance if required with boarding and alighting. Cyclists can take their bikes on board, or check them in as luggage, for a small fee, subject to available space. Travelers make take a pet on the journey, in a carrier, on payment of a 25% fare. Passengers are allowed three items of luggage, with a maximum total weight of 25 kg. 

      How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Cuenca

      AVE tickets for high-speed trains from Madrid to Cuenca are popular and it is worth booking in advance on the Omio site to secure the best fares. Early morning and late evening AVE journeys tend to offer the most economical tickets on this route. For passengers who don't mind a scenic 3 hour journey through La Mancha, Renfe's Cercanias tickets are roughly half the price of most AVE services. 

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

      Time Price Savings
      1 week earlier 19 €
      2 weeks earlier 16 €19%
      3 weeks earlier 15 €27%
      1 month before 15 €27%
      2 months earlier 16 €19%
      3 months earlier 17 €12%


      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 - Cuenca. 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 - Cuenca 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 27% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
      • If you book a ticket Madrid - Cuenca with 2 months in advance you save up to about 19% compared to the initial price.
      • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 12%.
      • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

      Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Cuenca

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      Cuenca
      Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your trip to Cuenca.
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      +34 912432343
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      Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
      Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
      Metro lines: 1
      Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
      Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
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