The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Madrid to Alicante will cost around £ 29 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 29.
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Of the 2 buses that leave Madrid for Alicante every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 360 km distance in an average of 5 h 35 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 5 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||223 miles (360 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£29 (€33)|
|Coach companies||Alsa, Infobus or Alsa Supra|
Coaches from Madrid to Alicante cover the 223 miles (360 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 50 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Infobus or Alsa Supra. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £29, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante, Estación de Autobuses.
Find the best coaches to Alicante from Madrid with Omio's travel partners Alsa from £29. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator 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 coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
Alsa has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Madrid and Alicante:
There are usually around nine buses from Madrid to Alicante each day, on both weekdays and weekends. Each bus runs directly with no changes and usually has an average journey time of just 4 hours and 50 minutes.
The fastest bus from Madrid to Alicante takes around 4 hours and 45 minutes, while the longest may take up to 5 hours and 50 minutes. Journeys that take place around rush hour in the morning or evening have a longer travel time.
There are usually nine or so services each day between Madrid and Alicante. The first service of the day usually leaves just after midnight. After this, no coaches run until 9:00 a.m. Several buses then run during the day, but services become less frequent after 5:00 p.m., with the last bus of the day departing at just before midnight. There are usually fewer services on Sundays.
Departure bus station: Bus from Madrid to Alicante depart from either Madrid Estación Sur de Autobuses or Barajas Airport's Terminal 4. Madrid Estación Sur de Autobuses is located next to Méndez Álvaro South Train Station, which has a good range of shops and cafes. It also has a taxi rank and plenty of connecting trains and buses to take you the 2.4 miles to Madrid city centre. The other station is at Barajas Airport's Terminal 4, which is 11 miles from Madrid. There are many amenities at the station including cafes, toilets, a taxi rank, and waiting areas. Trains leave for the city centre every six minutes.
Arrival bus station: Buses from Madrid arrive at Alicante's Plaza De La Coruña Bus Station which is by San Juan beach, or at Alicante Estación Autobús Station. Plaza De La Coruña Bus Station is a short 5.3-mile bus journey away from the centre of Alicante. There are no facilities at the bus stop but it is next to a large shopping centre with cafes and toilets. Alicante Estación Autobús Station is less than a mile from the city centre, which can be reached on foot or by bus. It has a cafe, toilets, storage lockers, charging ports, and vending machines.
All of the bus from Madrid to Alicante are provided by Alsa. Most of the services are run with regular Alsa coaches, but two services a day are provided by Alsa Supra. Alsa Supra coaches are more luxurious and have more onboard amenities.
Alsa provides seven services a day, running from breakfast time until the early evening. Alsa Supra coaches generally travel overnight. Both have an average journey time of around 4 hours and 50 minutes to 5 and a half hours.
Alsa allows all passengers to bring 30 kg (66lbs) of luggage for free, as well as a small piece of hand luggage to stow over your seat as you travel. If you wish to bring extra luggage, you can do so for a small fee. Alsa also allows passengers to bring sports equipment such as bikes or skis for an extra fee, and if you wish to travel with these items you'll need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your departure time. All luggage and other items must be properly labelled and appropriately wrapped/protected.
Alsa does not offer a first-class service but their Supra coaches do have extra amenities. If you travel on a Supra coach you'll find leather seats with footrests, free WiFi, an onboard entertainment system that shows TV and films, and VIP waiting areas at selected bus stations.
Passengers can travel with one small domestic animal as long as they weigh under 10 kg and are safely contained in a crate or carrier. You must purchase an extra ticket for your pet, and they will need to travel in the hold.
Disabled passengers are welcome on Alsa buses. Most of their vehicles are equipped with lifting mechanisms to transport passengers in wheelchairs on and off the bus, but it's important to let them know before you travel to make sure your coach is fully equipped. They also request that patients in wheelchairs travel with a companion who is able to assist them throughout the journey. Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on board but you should notify Alsa 48 hours in advance if you plan to bring them with you on your trip. Foldable wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be stored in the hold free of charge.
There are a few coach stations in Madrid to start your journey from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. In Alicante you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Alicante, Estación de Autobuses, Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante and Alicante, Estacion ADIF.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante, Estación de Autobuses.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Alicante, Estación de Autobuses and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Alicante.
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