How to travel from Madrid to León

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Travel Information between Madrid and León

distanceDistance179 miles (288 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 1 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or AVE

Travel 179 miles (288 km) by bus or train between Madrid and León. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Madrid to León.

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from Madrid to León

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Madrid to León is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
12:30PM3h30
Madrid
04:00PMLeón
$341One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
12:30PM3h30
Madrid
04:00PMLeón
$341One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Renfe AVE
08:30PM1h58
Madrid Chamartín
10:28PMLeón station
$691One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Renfe MD
04:26PM4h32
Príncipe Pío
08:58PMLeón station
$451One-way
0 transfers
Renfe INTERCITY
05:30PM2h10
Madrid Chamartín
07:40PMLeón station
$561One-way
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
01:03PM2h07
Madrid Chamartín
03:10PMLeón station
$611One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
12:15PM3h45
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
04:00PMLeón
$341One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
04:15PM3h30
Madrid
07:45PMLeón
$341One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
04:00PM3h45
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
07:45PMLeón
$341One-way
0 transfers

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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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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Madrid to León

You can travel by travel from Madrid to León with Alsa, Infobus and Alsa Supra. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      FAQs: Travel from Madrid to León

      FAQs: Travel to León 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 León.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options from Madrid to León: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to go to León from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $17 (€15).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Madrid to León:

      A bus is $13 (€12) less than a train with an average ticket price of $31 (€26) from Madrid to León.

      The fastest way from Madrid to León is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 58 min.

      There are alternative travel options to León that take longer:

      Bus takes 3 h 30 min on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Madrid to León is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to León from Madrid as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses and arrive in Leon, Bus Station.
        • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and tend to arrive in León.

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

        • You can travel from Madrid to León by bus with Alsa, Alsa Supra, Infobus or BlaBlaCar. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€15) with Alsa from Madrid to León.
        • You can travel by train between Madrid and León with AVE, Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Intercity, Renfe (13) or Renfe (13), and you can find AVE Madrid to León tickets for $31 (€26) on Omio.

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

        • You can travel directly by bus with Alsa or Alsa Supra.
        • You can book a direct train with AVE, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe (13).

        Direct services to León 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 León? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to León usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valladolid, Bilbao or Salamanca. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valladolid, Bilbao or Salamanca from León, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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