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 Zaragoza will cost around $ 82 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 30.
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Trains per day
Of the 18 train that leave Madrid for Zaragoza every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 274 km distance in an average of 1h 38m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 15m .
The slowest train will take 4h 24m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 44 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$29|
|Trains depart from:||Madrid|
|Trains arrive in:||Zaragoza|
|Train Companies:||Renfe AVE, Renfe|
There are frequent daily direct trains from Madrid to Zaragoza, with departures every half hour in the mornings and hourly throughout the day and evening. High-speed AVE connections link Madrid with the historic capital of Aragon in an hour and 15 minutes on the quickest journeys, while local stopping services can take more than four hours. On Sundays, schedules from Madrid are slightly reduced.
Trains from the capital to Zaragoza are operated by the Spanish state rail company Renfe, with one service a day shared with the French TGV network. Passengers can choose between non-stop AVE high-speed services and slightly slower Media Distancia connections. There are also two daily Regional stopping services from Madrid.
The fastest AVE direct trains to Zaragoza take an hour and 15 minutes to cover the 180-mile trip. Media Distancia express services take an hour and 45 minutes to two hours. Regional stopping trains take from four hours to four and a half hours to reach Zaragoza from Madrid.
The weekday and Saturday timetables offer around 25 direct trains daily to Zaragoza from Madrid, with departures every half hour in the morning and at least every hour throughout the day. The earliest train leaves Madrid just before 6:00 a.m. and the final departure is at 9:30 p.m. On Sundays, there are two fewer departures and a slightly later first train from Madrid.
Departure train station: Madrid Puerta De Atocha Station Atocha Station is the terminus for high-speed AVE services and is situated south-east of the city center. Connections include Cercanias local rail lines around Greater Madrid and the Madrid metro. Taxi ranks and bus stops are located by the main station entrance.
Arrival train station: Zaragoza Delicias AVE trains from Madrid arrive at the ultra-modern Las Delicias Station, located about two miles west of the historic center of Zaragoza, connected by frequent buses stopping outside on Calle Rioja. The station has a taxi stand, shopping mall, and car rental offices.