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from Alicante to Madrid

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Dec 8
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Dec 9
$69Renfe Alvia
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Dec 10
$69Renfe Alvia
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Dec 11
$64Renfe AVE
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Dec 12
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Dec 13
$56Renfe AVE
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Dec 14
$48Renfe AVE
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Dec 15
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Dec 16
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Dec 17
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Dec 18
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Dec 19
$48Renfe AVE
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$52Air Nostrum
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Dec 20
$48Renfe AVE
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$43Air Europa
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Dec 21
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$52Air Nostrum
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Dec 22
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$43Air Europa
Thu
Dec 23
$48Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$43Air Europa
Fri
Dec 24
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
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Dec 25
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$52Air Nostrum
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Dec 26
$64Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$73Air Europa
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Dec 27
$56Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
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Dec 28
$40Renfe AVE
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Travel Information from Alicante to Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $48
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $36 (€30) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $36 (€30) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe AVE

Travel 223 miles (360 km) by flight, bus or train to Madrid from Alicante. 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€30). 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, bus 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Alicante to Madrid

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FAQs

How do I reach Madrid from Alicante?

You can travel between Alicante and Madrid 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Alicante to Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Alicante is by taking a flight, which costs on average $36 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

Taking a flight is usually $3 (€3) less than taking a bus to Madrid, which costs on average $39 (€32) for the same trip.

A flight is $12 (€10) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Alicante to Madrid costing on average $48 (€40).

What is the fastest way from Alicante to Madrid?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Alicante is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 4 h 50 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 15 min   on average.

How far is Madrid from Alicante?

You should expect to travel around 223 miles (360 km) between Alicante and Madrid.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Alicante to Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Alicante to Madrid is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Alicante and Madrid as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Alicante to Madrid, what are the departure and arrival points in Alicante and Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Alicante to Madrid depart from Alicante Elche Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Which travel companies can take me from Alicante to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Alicante to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Air Europa can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Europa from Alicante to Madrid for $36 (€30).
  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Alicante to Madrid tickets on Omio for $39 (€32).
  • Travel with Renfe AVE for trains to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe AVE Alicante to Madrid tickets on Omio for $48 (€40).

Is there a direct service to Madrid from Alicante?

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

  • You can find 7 direct trains per day to take 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 route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Alicante to Madrid?

Omio customers who travel from Alicante to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I book 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 book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $36 (€30) one way for this trip.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $39 (€32) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $48 (€40) one way.

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.