How to travel from Madrid to Cuenca

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from Madrid to Cuenca

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

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To get from Madrid to Cuenca on Aug 15 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Cuenca from Madrid

distanceDistance86 miles (138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $17
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza or Renfe

Travel 86 miles (138 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Cuenca from Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Avanza or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Madrid to Cuenca.

How to get from Madrid to Cuenca

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Madrid to Cuenca there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 65,85% 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 Madrid to Cuenca. 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 Madrid to Cuenca

Travel to Cuenca 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 Cuenca.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Madrid to Cuenca. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Cuenca is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Cuenca:

A flight is generally $11 (€10) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $15 (€13) from Madrid to Cuenca.

A flight is generally $13 (€12) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $17 (€15) from Madrid to Cuenca.

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

Other travel options to Cuenca can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cuenca by bus can take on average 2 h.

In comparison, getting to Cuenca by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Cuenca, Fermín Caballero.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Cuenca Fernando Zóbel.

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

  • Travel with Avanza to go to Cuenca by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanza Madrid to Cuenca tickets on Omio for $15 (€13).
  • Renfe can take you to Cuenca by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe from Madrid to Cuenca for $17 (€15).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Avanza or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with Renfe, Renfe AVE, Renfe Alvia or Renfe Intercity.

Direct services to Cuenca 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 trip.

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

Before traveling from Madrid to Cuenca, 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 $15 (€13) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $3 (€3) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $17 (€15) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Cuenca 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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