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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 Zaragoza to Madrid will cost around $ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 21.
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1 h 19 m
1 h 52 m
Trains per day
Of the 13 trains that leave Zaragoza for Madrid every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 274 km distance in an average of 1 h 52 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 19 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 32 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||170 miles (274 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 27 min|
|Average train ticket price||$21 (€18)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Zaragoza to Madrid cover the 170 miles (274 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 27 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $14 (€12), but the average price of train tickets is $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Zaragoza-Delicias and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Travel from Zaragoza to Madrid from $14 (€12) with Omio’s train partners Renfe and AVE! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
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 Zaragoza to Madrid 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.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets from Zaragoza to Madrid due to the coronavirus:
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.
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:
Some of the Zaragoza train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Zaragoza-Delicias and Zaragoza Miraflores. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zaragoza-Delicias and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Zaragoza-Delicias, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center.
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