How to travel from Cuenca to Madrid

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from Cuenca to Madrid

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

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To get from Cuenca to Madrid on Feb 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30PMCuenca2h10 08:40PMMadrid
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08:30AMCuenca2h30 11:00AMMadrid
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04:30PMCuenca2h05 06:35PMMadrid
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08:50AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel1h04 09:54AMMadrid Chamartín
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Travel Information to Madrid from Cuenca

distanceDistance86 miles (138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $157
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $39 (€33) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza or Renfe AVE

Travel 86 miles (138 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Cuenca to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Avanza or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cuenca to Madrid.

How to get from Cuenca to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Cuenca to Madrid there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 53,64% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Cuenca to Madrid. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Cuenca to Madrid

Travel Tips: 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 Cuenca to Madrid.

There are 4 travel options from Cuenca to Madrid: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Cuenca is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

Taking a bus is usually $141 (€122) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $157 (€135) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $23 (€20) less than taking a train to Madrid, which costs on average $39 (€33) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Cuenca to Madrid is by train with an average journey time of 54 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

Madrid is approximately 86 miles (138 km) away from Cuenca.

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Cuenca, Fermín Caballero to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Cuenca Fernando Zóbel and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

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

  • Travel with Avanza to go to Madrid by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanza Cuenca to Madrid tickets on Omio for $16 (€13).
  • Travel with Renfe AVE for trains to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe AVE Cuenca to Madrid tickets on Omio for $39 (€33).

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Avanza or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe, Renfe AVE, Renfe Alvia, Renfe AVLO or Iryo.

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.

Many of our customers traveling from Cuenca to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $16 (€13) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $157 (€135) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $39 (€33) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Cuenca 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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