|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 44 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$32|
|Trains depart from:||Zaragoza|
|Trains arrive in:||Madrid|
|Train Companies:||Renfe AVE, Renfe|
Catching the train to Madrid from Zaragoza is a popular option, with plenty of daily departures to choose from. The journey takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes, and no changes are needed along the way. Renfe provides a comfortable, reliable service, scheduling 20-22 departures every day of the week.
Renfe is the only company that runs direct trains to Spain's capital from Zaragoza, running services from Delicias Station straight into either Madrid's Atocha or Chamartin terminals. However, Renfe trains are divided into Ave services, part of Spain's express network, along with slower conventional trains - worth bearing in mind when booking.
The journey from Zaragoza to Madrid isn't a long one, with a fastest journey time of 1 hour and 19 minutes. However, Ave services can be much quicker than standard trains, which can sometimes take 4 hours to reach Madrid, stopping at locations along the way.
Every day, travelers can expect a choice of 20-22 trains to Madrid from Zaragoza, with little variation between weekdays and weekends. Trains depart from breakfast-time through to 10:45 p.m. This final train of the evening gets into Madrid just after midnight.
Departure train station: All trains to Madrid leave from Zaragoza-Delicias station. Delicias is less than 2 miles northwest of the town center, but has good links to other parts of the city. Just take bus number 34 or 51 from the center. The 604 bus also runs from Zaragoza Airport, taking 27 minutes to reach the station.
Arrival train stations: There are two different arrival stations in Madrid. Most trains from Zaragoza arrive at Atocha Station, the city's central rail hub. From there, Metro Line 1 runs into the center and takes just 5 minutes or so, while Renfe overground rail services are also available, and bus number 8 takes about 8 minutes to get into town. A few trains also stop at Chamartin in northern Madrid. From there, travelers can catch the Cercanias rail network to Atocha or the airport, which is a few minutes to the east.