How to travel from Madrid to Palencia

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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 Mar 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45AMEstación de Chamartín1h30 09:15AMPalencia
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03:30PMMadrid3h00 06:30PMPalencia
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07:08PMEstación de Chamartín1h29 08:37PMPalencia
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03:15PMMadrid, Estación Sur3h15 06:30PMPalencia
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01:15PMMadrid3h15 04:30PMPalencia
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Travel Information between Madrid and Palencia

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe MD

Travel 118 miles (191 km) by bus or train between Madrid and Palencia. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or Renfe MD among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Madrid to Palencia.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Palencia

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 2 ways to travel to Palencia from Madrid including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Madrid and Palencia is by taking a bus with an average price of $23 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Palencia:

A bus is $13 (€11) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Madrid to Palencia costing on average $35 (€31).

The fastest way from Madrid to Palencia is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 43 min.

You should expect to travel around 118 miles (191 km) between Madrid and Palencia.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Palencia is:

  • 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Madrid to Palencia 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 when traveling from Madrid to Palencia:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Madrid to Palencia depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Palencia.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Madrid to Palencia depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes to Palencia.

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 for buses to Palencia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Madrid to Palencia tickets on Omio for $23 (€20).
  • Travel with Renfe MD for trains to Palencia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe MD Madrid to Palencia tickets on Omio for $35 (€31).

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

  • You can take a direct train with Renfe MD, Renfe AVE, Renfe Alvia or Renfe Intercity with 4 direct trains 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.

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Palencia often also extend their vacation to go to Valladolid, Burgos or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Palencia and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $23 (€20) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $35 (€31) one way.

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

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