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Coach Information to Alicante from Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£29 (€32)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus

Coaches from Madrid to Alicante cover the 223 miles (360 km) long route taking on average 4 h 55 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £29, but the average price of coach tickets is £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.

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Alsa between Madrid and Alicante

Find the best coaches from Madrid to Alicante with Omio's travel partners Alsa from £29. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Alsa

You’ll be sure to find the best coach from Madrid to Alicante with Alsa, the main coach operator in Spain offering a multitude of coach routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s coach timetables and coach tickets from Madrid to Alicante and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip. The distance between Madrid and Alicante by coach is around 223 miles (360 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this route costs as little as £29.

Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your coach. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like WCs, 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.

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Coach from Madrid to 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.

How long is the journey by bus from Madrid to Alicante?

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.

How many coaches are there from Madrid to Alicante?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Madrid to Alicante?

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.

Which coach providers travel from Madrid to Alicante?

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 Madrid to Alicante

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. 

Madrid to Alicante Coaches: Services on Board

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.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches to Alicante from Madrid?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Madrid to Alicante to cost as little as £29  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Madrid to Alicante?
If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Alicante coach price to come in at an average of £29  one way.
What is the distance between Madrid and Alicante by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Madrid and Alicante via coach to be approximately 223 miles (360 km).
How long is the coach journey from Madrid to Alicante?
On average the Madrid to Alicante coach time is 4 h 55 min  covering the 223 miles (360 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from Madrid to Alicante, which coach station in Madrid do I depart from and which coach station in Alicante do I arrive in?

When taking the coach from Madrid to Alicante, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Your route can end in coach stations such as Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante, Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante and Alicante, Estacion ADIF.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.

Where is the Madrid coach station located? Where is the Alicante coach station located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Madrid to Alicante?
When taking a coach from Madrid to Alicante, you can count on Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus for the best way to get you to Alicante. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Alicante from Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Can I purchase a direct coach from Madrid to Alicante?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Madrid to Alicante on Omio with Alsa, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.
When is the earliest coach from Madrid to Alicante? When is the last coach from Madrid to Alicante?
The earliest coach departing from Madrid to Alicante leaves at 07: 30. The last coach departing from Madrid to Alicante leaves at 23: 30. You can find the latest Madrid to Alicante coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Madrid to Alicante to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you book coach tickets between Madrid and Alicante within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £29 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Madrid to Alicante a few months in advance.

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