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from Alicante to Madrid

You can get from Alicante to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Alicante to Madrid on Aug 1 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:20PMAlicante-Terminal2h08 11:28PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$831One-way
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02:30PMAlicante6h20 08:50PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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$421One-way
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01:45PMAlicante Elche Airport1h15 03:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1001One-way
09:30PMAlicante Elche Airport1h15 10:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1001One-way
06:10PMAlicante-Terminal2h15 08:25PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1111One-way

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$100Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 1
$73Renfe
$41Alsa
$95Air Europa
Mon
Aug 2
$67Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$76Air Europa
Tue
Aug 3
$50Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 4
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$76Air Europa
Thu
Aug 5
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$100Air Nostrum
Fri
Aug 6
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$95Air Europa
Sat
Aug 7
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 8
$67Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$95Air Europa
Mon
Aug 9
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$64Air Europa
Tue
Aug 10
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$76Air Europa
Wed
Aug 11
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 12
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Fri
Aug 13
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 14
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Sun
Aug 15
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$74Air Nostrum
Mon
Aug 16
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Europa
Tue
Aug 17
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 18
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$45Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 19
$29Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$95Air Europa
Fri
Aug 20
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$76Air Europa

Travel Information between Alicante and Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $87
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€23) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $87 (€70) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe AVE

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 223 miles (360 km) from Alicante to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air Europa, Alsa or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Alicante to Madrid.

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How to get from Alicante to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Alicante to Madrid, 87,89% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Alicante to Madrid and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I go from Alicante to Madrid?

There are 3 ways to travel between Alicante and Madrid including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Alicante to Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Alicante is by taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€23).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A bus is generally $59 (€47) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $87 (€70) from Alicante to Madrid.

A bus is generally $14 (€11) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $42 (€34) from Alicante to Madrid.

What is the quickest way from Alicante to Madrid?

The quickest way to travel between Alicante and Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 5 h.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 15 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Alicante and Madrid?

The distance is approximately 223 miles (360 km) from Alicante to Madrid.

When traveling to Madrid from Alicante, where do I depart from Alicante and where do I arrive in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Alicante to Madrid:

  • Most travelers take a flight from Alicante Elche Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers board their train from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Who can get me from Alicante to Madrid?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Alicante to Madrid:

  • You can go to Madrid from Alicante by plane with Air Europa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $87 (€70) with Air Europa from Alicante to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can travel between Alicante and Madrid by bus with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $28 (€23) with Alsa from Alicante to Madrid.
  • You can go to Madrid from Alicante by train with Renfe AVE. You'll see cheap train tickets for $42 (€34) with Renfe AVE from Alicante to Madrid on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Alicante to Madrid?

Yes, there are direct routes from Alicante to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights a day to Madrid with Air Nostrum or Air Europa.
  • You can find direct trains per day to Madrid with Renfe or Renfe AVE.

Direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Alicante to Madrid?
Looking to extend your trip from Alicante to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Alicante to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket from Alicante to Madrid online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Alicante to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $87 (€70) one way for this trip.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $28 (€23) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $42 (€34) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Alicante to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Alicante
Madrid
Alicante-Terminal
Amenities
Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
Renfe's C1 train runs a direct service connecting Alicante San Gabriel and Alicante Terminal.