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Wed
Aug 4
$67Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$112Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 5
$73Renfe
$41Alsa
$88Air Europa
Fri
Aug 6
$73Renfe
$41Alsa
$112Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 7
$48Renfe
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$75Air Europa
Sun
Aug 8
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$75Air Europa
Mon
Aug 9
$58Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$89Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 10
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$107Air Europa
Wed
Aug 11
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$107Air Europa
Thu
Aug 12
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Europa
Fri
Aug 13
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 14
$50Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Europa
Sun
Aug 15
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Europa
Mon
Aug 16
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 17
$33Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 18
$25Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Nostrum
Thu
Aug 19
$33Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Europa
Fri
Aug 20
$42Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$112Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 21
$33Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Europa
Sun
Aug 22
$33Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Europa
Mon
Aug 23
$33Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Nostrum
Tue
Aug 24
$29Renfe AVE
$41Alsa
$56Air Europa

Travel Information from Madrid to Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€28) • 2 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $52 (€42) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe AVE

Travel 223 miles (360 km) by flight, bus or train between Madrid and Alicante. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air Europa, Alsa or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Madrid to Alicante.

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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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FAQs
How do I get from Madrid to Alicante?

You can travel from Madrid to Alicante 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Madrid to Alicante the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Alicante is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $36 (€28) compared to other travel options to Alicante:

A train is $17 (€13) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Alicante costing on average $52 (€42).

Taking a train is about $5 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $41 (€33) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Alicante?

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

Other travel options to Alicante can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 16 min   on average.

How far is it from Madrid to Alicante?

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

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 mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 $52 (€42).
  • Travel with Alsa to go to Alicante by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Madrid to Alicante tickets on Omio for $41 (€33).
  • 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 $36 (€28).
Can I travel directly from Madrid to Alicante?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Air Europa with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find direct buses per day with Alsa.
  • You'll find direct trains per day with Renfe or Renfe AVE.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Alicante?
Your trip from Madrid to Alicante doesn't have to end in Alicante. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Paris. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia or Paris to your Madrid to Alicante tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Alicante today!
How early should I book Madrid to Alicante tickets online to score the best deals?

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 plane ticket is costing on average $52 (€42) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $41 (€33) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $36 (€28) one way on average for this route.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Alicante
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
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