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from Madrid to Palencia

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Palencia on Dec 3 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45AMMadrid Chamartín1h30 09:15AMPalencia
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$451One-way
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11:00PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T43h00 02:00AMPalencia
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$231One-way
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07:08AMMadrid Chamartín1h25 08:33AMPalencia
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$451One-way
02:40PMMadrid Chamartín1h24 04:04PMPalencia
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$461One-way
03:25PMMadrid Chamartín1h39 05:04PMPalencia
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$451One-way

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Thu
Dec 2
$37Renfe MD
$23Alsa
Fri
Dec 3
$37Renfe MD
$23Alsa
Sat
Dec 4
$37Renfe MD
$23Alsa
Sun
Dec 5
$37Renfe MD
$23Alsa
Mon
Dec 6
$37Renfe MD
$23Alsa
Tue
Dec 7
$30Renfe Alvia
$23Alsa
Wed
Dec 8
$35Renfe Alvia
$23Alsa
Thu
Dec 9
$37Renfe MD
$23Alsa
Fri
Dec 10
$30Renfe Alvia
$23Alsa
Sat
Dec 11
$30Renfe Alvia
$23Alsa
Sun
Dec 12
$37Renfe
$23Alsa
Mon
Dec 13
$17Renfe
$23Alsa
Tue
Dec 14
$15Renfe
$23Alsa
Wed
Dec 15
$20Renfe
$23Alsa
Thu
Dec 16
$20Renfe
$23Alsa
Fri
Dec 17
$20Renfe Alvia
$23Alsa
Sat
Dec 18
$30Renfe Alvia
$23Alsa
Sun
Dec 19
$37Renfe
$23Alsa
Mon
Dec 20
$30Renfe
$23Alsa
Tue
Dec 21
$20Renfe
$23Alsa
Wed
Dec 22
$35Renfe
$23Alsa

Travel Information from Madrid to Palencia

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€31) • 1 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe

Take a bus or train to travel 118 miles (191 km) to Palencia from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Madrid to Palencia.

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FAQs
How do I get from Madrid to Palencia?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Madrid to Palencia. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Madrid to Palencia?

The cheapest way to travel between Madrid and Palencia is by taking a bus with an average price of $23 (€19).

This is compared to other travel options to Palencia:

Taking a bus is usually $14 (€12) less than taking a train to Palencia, which costs on average $37 (€31) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Madrid to Palencia?

The fastest way from Madrid to Palencia is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 19 min.

There are alternative travel options to Palencia that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h   on average.

How far is it from Madrid to Palencia?

The Madrid to Palencia distance is around 118 miles (191 km).

How many services a day are there to Palencia from Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Palencia is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Palencia as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Palencia, Estación de Tren.
  • Most travelers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Palencia.
Which travel operators can get me to Palencia from Madrid?

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

  • Travel with Alsa to go to Palencia by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Madrid to Palencia tickets on Omio for $23 (€19).
  • Renfe can take you to Palencia by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe from Madrid to Palencia for $37 (€31).
Is there a direct service between Madrid and Palencia?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Alsa.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Palencia 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 Palencia.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Palencia?
Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Palencia? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Palencia usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Valladolid, Barcelona or Burgos. If you're looking to explore Valladolid, Barcelona or Burgos from Palencia, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets from Madrid to Palencia online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $23 (€19) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $37 (€31) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Palencia 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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