|Distance||86 miles (138 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 1 min|
|Average train ticket price||$19 (€15)|
|Train companies||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Madrid to Cuenca cover the 86 miles (138 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 1 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 journey for as low as $17 (€14), but the average price of train tickets is $19 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Cuenca Fernando Zóbel.
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Travel between Madrid and Cuenca with ease and comfort with Renfe, Spain’s main provider of train services covering around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) of domestic and international routes. When taking a Renfe train from Madrid to Cuenca, you can expect to travel 86 miles (138 km) and pay as low as $17 (€14). Check Renfe’s train schedules on Omio and score cheap tickets from Madrid to Cuenca!
Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible. 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 trip.
Renfe offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. 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.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets between Madrid and Cuenca due to the coronavirus:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
When departing from Madrid, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. When arriving in Cuenca, you can end your journey in train stations like Cuenca Fernando Zóbel and Cuenca.
Omio customers book a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zóbel most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zóbel and need to travel approximately 2 mile (s) / 3 km from the train station to the city center in Cuenca.
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