How to travel from Madrid to Palencia

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from Madrid to Palencia

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

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

Alsa
01:15PM3h15
Madrid
04:30PMPalencia
$241One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
01:15PM3h15
Madrid
04:30PMPalencia
$241One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Renfe AVE
06:58AM1h19
Madrid Chamartín
08:17AMPalencia station
$391One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Renfe MD
09:06AM3h19
Príncipe Pío
12:25PMPalencia station
$401One-way
0 transfers
Renfe MD
12:25PM3h28
Príncipe Pío
03:53PMPalencia station
$401One-way
0 transfers
Renfe MD
04:26PM3h22
Príncipe Pío
07:48PMPalencia station
$401One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
01:00PM3h30
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
04:30PMPalencia
$241One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
03:30PM3h00
Madrid
06:30PMPalencia
$241One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
03:15PM3h15
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
06:30PMPalencia
$241One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Madrid to Palencia

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$32 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€27) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe (3)

Travel 118 miles (191 km) by train or bus between Madrid and Palencia. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa or Renfe (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Madrid to Palencia.

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Travel to Palencia from Madrid on Alsa, Renfe and AVE travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of travel offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These travel types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter travel and Trenhotel night travel.

    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 Palencia

      FAQs: Travel to Palencia 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 Palencia.
      FAQs

      You can get to Palencia from Madrid 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Palencia is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $13 (€11) compared to other travel options to Palencia:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

      A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Madrid to Palencia.

      A bus is $19 (€16) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Madrid to Palencia costing on average $32 (€27).

      The fastest way to get to Palencia from Madrid is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

      Other travel options to Palencia take longer:

      Getting to Palencia by bus takes 3 h on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Madrid to Palencia is:

      • 6 buses a day.
      • 1 train per day.

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

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

      • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses and arrive in Palencia at Palencia, Estación De Autobuses.
      • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and tend to arrive in Palencia.

      The following travel companies offer services from Madrid to Palencia:

      • Travel with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar or Infobus for buses to Palencia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Madrid to Palencia tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).
      • Renfe (3), AVE, Renfe, Renfe (13), Renfe (13), Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Intercity or Renfe Intercity can get you to Palencia by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe ALVIA from Madrid to Palencia for $32 (€27) on Omio.

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

      • Direct bus available with Alsa or Alsa Supra 3 direct buses per day.

      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 between Madrid and 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, Burgos, León or Santander. If you're looking to explore Valladolid, Burgos, León or Santander from Palencia, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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