How to travel from Madrid to Alicante

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from Madrid to Alicante

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

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To get from Madrid to Alicante on Oct 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 08:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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03:00PMMadrid, Estación Sur5h00 08:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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07:00PMMadrid Chamartín2h21 09:21PMAlicante-Terminal
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05:35PMMadrid Chamartín2h21 07:56PMAlicante-Terminal
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09:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur5h05 02:35PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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Travel Information between Madrid and Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $175
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€33) • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $175 (€168) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 223 miles (360 km) to Alicante from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; 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 trip are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Madrid to Alicante.

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: Travel from Madrid to Alicante

Travel Tips: 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

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

The cheapest way to go to Alicante from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $35 (€33).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Alicante:

Taking a bus is usually $140 (€135) less than taking a flight to Alicante, which costs on average $175 (€168) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $30 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $65 (€62) for this route.

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

Other travel options to Alicante can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 16 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Alicante is:

  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Madrid to 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 when traveling from Madrid to Alicante:

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

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:

  • 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 $35 (€33).
  • Travel with Air Europa to go to Alicante by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Europa Madrid to Alicante tickets on Omio for $175 (€168).
  • 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 $65 (€62).

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

  • You'll find 2 direct trains a day to Alicante with Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia.

Direct services to Alicante 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.

Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Alicante? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Alicante usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Paris. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Paris from Alicante, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $35 (€33) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $175 (€168) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $65 (€62) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Alicante 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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