How to travel from Alicante to Madrid

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Travel Information to Madrid from Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$8 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $21 (€18) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or AVE

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 223 miles (360 km) between Alicante and Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Air Europa or AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Alicante to Madrid.

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from Alicante to Madrid

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

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from Alicante to Madrid is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

SNCF OUIGO
07:53AM2h30
Alicante-Terminal
10:23AMMadrid Chamartín
$381One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SNCF OUIGO
07:53AM2h30
Alicante-Terminal
10:23AMMadrid Chamartín
$381One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air Europa
12:30PM1h10
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
01:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1651One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Renfe AVE
12:45PM2h23
Alicante-Terminal
03:08PMMadrid Chamartín
$391One-way
0 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
02:00PM2h23
Alicante-Terminal
04:23PMMadrid Chamartín
$381One-way
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
08:35AM2h33
Alicante-Terminal
11:08AMMadrid Chamartín
$491One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
10:15AM5h15
Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
03:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$431One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
03:00PM5h00
Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
08:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$431One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
05:00PM5h00
Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
10:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$431One-way
0 transfers
Air Europa
08:55PM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
10:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$791One-way
0 transfers
Air Europa
08:55AM3h05
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
12:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1261One-way
1 transfer
Air Europa
08:55AM4h55
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
01:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1261One-way
1 transfer

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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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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Alicante to Madrid

Find the best route to Madrid from Alicante with Alsa, Vueling Airlines and Air Nostrum. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel 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 Alicante to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next travel between Alicante and Madrid.

        FAQs: Travel from Alicante to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Alicante to Madrid.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from Alicante to Madrid: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Alicante is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Alicante to Madrid:

        Taking a bus costs $12 (€11) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $21 (€18) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $8 (€7).

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

        There are alternative travel options to Madrid that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 4 h 40 min.

        Getting to Madrid by train takes 2 h 23 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Alicante to Madrid is:

        • Around 6 buses per day.
        • 7 trains a day.

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

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

        • Most travelers board their bus from Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant (Salidas - Estación de autobuses) and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Alicante to Madrid depart from Alicante Elche Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Alicante to Madrid depart from Alicante-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

        The following travel companies offer services from Alicante to Madrid:

        • Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar or Infobus can get you to Madrid by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Alsa from Alicante to Madrid for $8 (€7) on Omio.
        • Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Volotea, Vueling Airlines, Iberia Express or Air One can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Nostrum from Alicante to Madrid for $21 (€18).
        • AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3), iryo, Renfe or Renfe ALVIA can get you to Madrid by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe AVLO from Alicante to Madrid for $8 (€7) on Omio.

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

        • Direct buses with Alsa or Alsa Supra with 6 direct buses per day.
        • Direct train available with AVE or Ouigo 2 direct trains per day.

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

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