How to travel from Madrid to León

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from Madrid to León

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

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To get from Madrid to León on Sep 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to León from Madrid

distanceDistance179 miles (288 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $50
fastestFastest modeTrain • $50 (€47) • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Alvia

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 179 miles (288 km) from Madrid to León. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or 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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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to León: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to León from Madrid is by taking a flight with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to León:

Taking a flight is usually $25 (€24) less than taking a bus to León, which costs on average $28 (€27) for the same trip.

A flight is $47 (€44) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Madrid to León costing on average $50 (€47).

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to León 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, going by bus can take 3 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Leon.
  • Flights from Madrid to León most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Leon.
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in León at León.

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

  • You can travel by bus between Madrid and León with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Madrid to León tickets for $28 (€27) on Omio.
  • You can go to León from Madrid by train with Renfe Alvia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $50 (€47) with Renfe Alvia from Madrid to León on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Alsa or Alsa Supra.
  • You can book a direct train with Renfe MD, Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia.

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.

Your trip from Madrid to León doesn't have to end in León. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Bilbao or Valladolid. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Bilbao or Valladolid to your Madrid to León tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from León today!

When planning your trip from Madrid to León, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $28 (€27) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $50 (€47) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to León online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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