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from Madrid to Alicante

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

Our recommendation

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

07:05PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 09:21PMAlicante-Terminal
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$711One-way
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05:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h50 11:20PMAlicante
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$401One-way
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07:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 10:14AMAlicante-Terminal
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$711One-way
09:25AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 11:41AMAlicante-Terminal
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$711One-way
03:55PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 06:22PMAlicante-Terminal
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$711One-way

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Tue
Nov 30
$69Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$84Air Europa
Wed
Dec 1
$69Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$106Air Nostrum
Thu
Dec 2
$63Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Fri
Dec 3
$63Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$134Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 4
$56Renfe AVE
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$72Air Europa
Sun
Dec 5
$48Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Mon
Dec 6
$56Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Air Europa
Tue
Dec 7
$48Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$84Air Europa
Wed
Dec 8
$63Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$106Air Nostrum
Thu
Dec 9
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Air Europa
Fri
Dec 10
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$63Air Europa
Sat
Dec 11
$40Renfe AVE
Find prices
$54Air Europa
Sun
Dec 12
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Mon
Dec 13
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Air Europa
Tue
Dec 14
$31Renfe Alvia
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$54Air Europa
Wed
Dec 15
$32Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$63Air Europa
Thu
Dec 16
$32Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Air Europa
Fri
Dec 17
$32Renfe AVE
$40Alsa
$63Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 18
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Sun
Dec 19
$47Renfe AVE
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$54Air Europa
Mon
Dec 20
$40Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Air Europa

How to get from Madrid to Alicante

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Madrid to Alicante, 85,94% 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 Madrid to Alicante 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

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Travel to Alicante 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 Madrid to Alicante.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from Madrid to Alicante?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Alicante is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $39 (€32) compared to other travel options to Alicante:

A bus is $22 (€18) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Alicante costing on average $61 (€51).

A bus is generally $9 (€7) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $48 (€40) from Madrid to Alicante.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Alicante?

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

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Alicante by train can take on average 2 h 16 min.

How far is Alicante from Madrid?

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

How many services a day are there from Madrid to Alicante?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Alicante is:

  • 7 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Alicante?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Alicante at Alicante Elche Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Alicante at Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.
  • Trains from Madrid to Alicante most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.
Which travel companies can take me from Madrid to Alicante?

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

  • Travel with Air Europa for flights to Alicante. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Europa Madrid to Alicante tickets on Omio for $61 (€51).
  • Alsa can take you to Alicante by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from Madrid to Alicante for $39 (€32).
  • Travel with Renfe AVE to go to Alicante by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe AVE Madrid to Alicante tickets on Omio for $48 (€40).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Alicante?
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Alicante often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Alicante and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Madrid to Alicante online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid to Alicante, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $61 (€51) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $39 (€32) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $48 (€40) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Alicante online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.