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from Madrid to León

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to León on Oct 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:35PMMadrid Chamartín2h15 08:50PMLeón
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$551One-way
Cheapest
06:27PMMadrid Príncipe Pío4h40 11:07PMLeón
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$481One-way
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08:25PMMadrid Chamartín1h56 10:21PMLeón
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$551One-way
07:08AMMadrid Chamartín2h12 09:20AMLeón
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$561One-way
03:28PMMadrid Chamartín2h18 05:46PMLeón
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$821One-way

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Fri
Oct 22
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Sat
Oct 23
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Sun
Oct 24
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Mon
Oct 25
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Tue
Oct 26
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Wed
Oct 27
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Thu
Oct 28
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Fri
Oct 29
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Sat
Oct 30
$41Renfe AVE
$32Alsa
Sun
Oct 31
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Mon
Nov 1
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Tue
Nov 2
$41Renfe AVE
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Wed
Nov 3
$34Renfe AVE
$32Alsa
Thu
Nov 4
$31Renfe
$32Alsa
Fri
Nov 5
$43Renfe
$32Alsa
Sat
Nov 6
$41Renfe AVE
$32Alsa
Sun
Nov 7
$48Renfe
$32Alsa
Mon
Nov 8
$34Renfe AVE
$32Alsa
Tue
Nov 9
$28Renfe AVE
$32Alsa
Wed
Nov 10
$28Renfe AVE
$32Alsa
Thu
Nov 11
$31Renfe
$32Alsa

Travel Information from Madrid to León

distanceDistance179 miles (288 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $48
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€26) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $48 (€39) • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe

Take a bus or train to travel 179 miles (288 km) from Madrid to León. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Madrid to León.

How to get from Madrid to León

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Madrid to León, 65,62% 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 León 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
What are the ways to get from Madrid to León?

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

What is the cheapest way from Madrid to León?

The cheapest way to travel to León from Madrid is by taking a bus with an average price of $32 (€26).

This is compared to other travel options to León:

A bus is generally $16 (€13) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $48 (€39) from Madrid to León.

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

The quickest way to travel to León from Madrid is by train, which takes on average 1 h 56 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 30 min.

How many miles from Madrid to León would I travel?

The distance is approximately 179 miles (288 km) from Madrid to León.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Madrid to León?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in León at Leon, Estación de Autobuses/ Av. Inginiero Saenz de Miera.
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in León at León.
Which travel operators can get me to León from Madrid?

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

  • You can go to León from Madrid by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $32 (€26) with Alsa from Madrid to León on Omio.
  • You can travel from Madrid to León by train with Renfe. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $48 (€39) with Renfe from Madrid to León.
Is it possible to travel directly to León from Madrid?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Renfe or Renfe AVE.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Madrid and León ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to León often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Bilbao or Valladolid. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and León itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between León and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets between Madrid and León online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $32 (€26) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $48 (€39) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Madrid to León tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey