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from Madrid to Cuenca

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Cuenca on Sep 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:12PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h01 05:13PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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$261One-way
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03:20PMMadrid Atocha Cercanias3h36 06:56PMCuenca
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$191One-way
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07:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h55 08:35PMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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$481One-way
07:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h55 08:40AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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$481One-way
10:45AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha0h55 11:40AMCuenca Fernando Zóbel
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$481One-way

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Wed
Sep 29
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Thu
Sep 30
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Fri
Oct 1
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Sat
Oct 2
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Sun
Oct 3
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Mon
Oct 4
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Tue
Oct 5
$17Renfe
$16Avanza
Wed
Oct 6
$17Renfe
$16Avanza
Thu
Oct 7
$31Renfe AVE
$16Avanza
Fri
Oct 8
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Sat
Oct 9
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Sun
Oct 10
$17Renfe
$16Avanza
Mon
Oct 11
$17Renfe
$16Avanza
Tue
Oct 12
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Wed
Oct 13
$18Renfe AVE
$16Avanza
Thu
Oct 14
$15Renfe
$16Avanza
Fri
Oct 15
$18Renfe AVE
$16Avanza
Sat
Oct 16
$13Renfe
$16Avanza
Sun
Oct 17
$19Renfe
$16Avanza
Mon
Oct 18
$15Renfe
$16Avanza

Travel Information between Madrid and Cuenca

distanceDistance86 miles (138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€15) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza or Renfe

Travel 86 miles (138 km) by bus or train between Madrid and Cuenca. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 55 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 journey are Avanza or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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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FAQs
How do I travel from Madrid to Cuenca?

There are 2 ways to get from Madrid to Cuenca: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Cuenca?

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Cuenca is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Cuenca:

Taking a bus is about $3 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $19 (€15) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Cuenca?

The fastest way to get to Cuenca from Madrid is by train with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Cuenca can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 5 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Madrid to Cuenca?

The Madrid to Cuenca distance is around 86 miles (138 km).

When traveling to Cuenca from Madrid, what are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and Cuenca?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Cuenca, Fermín Caballero.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Madrid to Cuenca depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zóbel.
Which travel operators can get me to Cuenca from Madrid?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Cuenca:

  • You can take a bus from Madrid to Cuenca with Avanza. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€13) with Avanza from Madrid to Cuenca.
  • You can travel by train to Cuenca from Madrid with Renfe, and you can find Renfe Madrid to Cuenca tickets for $19 (€15) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Madrid and Cuenca?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Avanza or BlaBlaCar.

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 journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Cuenca?
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.
How far in advance should I book tickets between Madrid and Cuenca online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $16 (€13) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $19 (€15) one way on average for this trip.

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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