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 León will cost around $ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 46.
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1 h 56 m
2 h 33 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Madrid for León every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 288 km distance in an average of 2 h 33 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 56 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 40 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.
|Distance||179 miles (288 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||$48 (€40)|
|Train providers||Renfe or Renfe AVE|
Trains from Madrid to León cover the 179 miles (288 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 11 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $48 (€40), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $46 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in León.
For as little as $46 (€39) you can travel by train from Madrid to León with Renfe and AVE. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
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 León 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.
Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Madrid to León:
Every day there are several connections from Madrid to Leon. The average journey time is 2 hours 20 minutes for connections without change and about 4 hours for connections with change.
All connections of the train from Madrid to Leon are offered by the Spanish national train operator Renfe. It uses the trains of the high-speed network AVE as well as the trains AV City and Alvia.
The average journey time of the train from Madrid to Leon is 2 hours 18 minutes. The fastest connection takes about 2.5 hours. and does not require a change of trains.
There are 9 direct connections a day from Madrid to Leon during the week. The first train leaves at 7 and the last at 20.25. In addition to these direct connections, there are numerous other possible train connections which, however, require a change of trains and longer waiting times. Travelers expect a travel time of 4 hours or longer.
At which station does the train leave Madrid? The train leaves Madrid from Chamartín station. This is one of the city's two most important train stations for local and long-distance traffic.
At which station does the train arrive in Leon? The train arrives at the main station, Estación de León. This is an important junction for train connections, especially for long-distance traffic in the Spanish Northwest.
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:
Omio customers book a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to León most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in León, called León, is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from its city center.
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