How to travel from Alicante to Madrid

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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 Oct 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:18PMAlicante-Terminal2h56 06:14PMMadrid Chamartín
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10:15AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante5h15 03:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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331One-way
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11:30AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante5h00 04:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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09:50AMAlicante-Terminal2h27 12:17PMMadrid Chamartín
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05:15PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante5h00 10:15PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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331One-way

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Travel Information to Madrid from Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $65
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€33) • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $41 (€39) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE

Take a bus, flight, ferry 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 $35 (€33). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Alicante to Madrid.

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

You can travel between Alicante and Madrid 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Madrid from Alicante is by taking a bus with an average price of $35 (€33).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a bus is about $6 (€6) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $41 (€39) for this journey.

A bus is $30 (€29) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Alicante to Madrid costing on average $65 (€62).

The quickest way to travel to Madrid from Alicante 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, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 2 h 25 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Alicante to Madrid is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights mostly depart from Alicante Elche Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains from Alicante to Madrid most often leave from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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:

  • Travel with Alsa to go to Madrid by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Alicante to Madrid tickets on Omio for $35 (€33).
  • 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 $41 (€39).
  • 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 $65 (€62).

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

  • You can take a direct train with Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia with 7 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 between Alicante and 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.

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $35 (€33) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $41 (€39) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $65 (€62) 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.

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