Alicante to Madrid train

Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Cheapest

£49

Average

£59

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.

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06:05Alicante-Terminal2h29 08:34Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£491One-way
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20:25Alicante-Terminal2h29 22:54Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£491One-way
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20:15Alicante-Terminal2h32 22:47Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£491One-way
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08:40Alicante-Terminal2h30 11:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£551One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:10Alicante-Terminal2h30 09:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£551One-way

Train schedule Alicante to Madrid

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18:15Alicante2h32 20:47Madrid
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18:25Alicante2h29 20:54Madrid
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19:15Alicante2h32 21:47Madrid
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19:25Alicante2h29 21:54Madrid
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Fastest train times from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 15 m

Average

2 h 25 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

360 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Alicante for Madrid every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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18:10Alicante-Terminal2h15 20:25Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£981One-way
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19:10Alicante-Terminal2h15 21:25Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£551One-way
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09:50Alicante-Terminal2h25 12:15Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£611One-way
14:45Alicante-Terminal2h26 17:11Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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06:05Alicante-Terminal2h29 08:34Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£491One-way

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Overview: Train from Alicante to Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€47)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE

Trains from Alicante to Madrid cover the 223 miles (360 km) long route taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £42, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train providers: Renfe and AVE trains Alicante to Madrid

For as little as £31 you can travel by train between Alicante and Madrid with Renfe and AVE. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

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AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Alicante to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Travel comfortably from Alicante to Madrid with AVE, Renfe's high-speed trains. When you travel on the AVE train to Madrid from Alicante, the distance to travel is 223 miles (360 km) and prices start as low as £31. Check all the AVE train timetables and find the cheapest ticket to Madrid from Alicante on Omio!

    Renfe is the main railway operator in Spain and offers a wide variety of AVE tickets perfect for your budget, such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card that you can add when booking your Renfe AVE ticket with Omio.

    The Renfe AVE trains are among the fastest in the world, reaching 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, and the AVE connects the main cities of the country in just a few hours, offering comfort and flexibility in long and medium distances. All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, toilets and entertainment on board, and when you book your ticket on Omio, we offer you the possibility of choosing the seat that suits you best.

    • Average Price: £31

    Trains from Alicante to Madrid

    Alicante to Madrid trains run on a regular, daily basis throughout the week. The route is efficient and direct, with several trains a day from Monday to Sunday, with a slightly different timetable running on a Sunday. The Alicante to Madrid train journey should take, on average, 2h30min with no changes although there are some quicker trains that will get you to the capital city in around 2h20min.

     

    Alicante to Madrid Train Time: Daily Departures

    Trains run between Alicante and Madrid 7 days a week, with 7 trains per day. The timetables differ slightly on a Sunday to accommodate the weekend travellers. There is one train every 2 hours or so, with the first train leaving Alicante first thing in the morning at around 7:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday, and around 8:30 a.m. on a Sunday. The last train to Madrid leaves Alicante around 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and at around 9:00 p.m. on a Sunday. The train times from mid-morning to late-afternoon are the same every day, Monday to Sunday.

     

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

    The 223 mile train journey between Alicante and Madrid is around 2h34min. Journey times vary from 2h22min to 2h45min depending on the time of day you choose to travel, with the longer journey in the middle of the morning. The routes are all direct, with no changes although the train stops at three stations en route. While there are no designated peak or off-peak travel times, it is worth doing some research into ticket prices as tickets might be more expensive for the early evening trains and trains may be busier.

     

    How to find cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid?

    One of the best ways of finding cheap train tickets to get you from Alicante to Madrid is to make sure you book in advance, as it is usually more expensive to book your ticket on the day of travel. It might be cheaper to travel during the week than it is at the weekend, especially if you are booking last-minute tickets, so it is important to be flexible on your days of travel. Try to be as flexible as possible with times of travel too, as you will find that the tickets around the middle of the day or in the late evening are cheaper than at busier times first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon. If you are between 14 and 25 years old and have a valid international student card it is possible to take advantage of a 20% discount on certain trains. Over 60s also enjoy discounts of between 25% and 40% with the purchase of Tarjeta Dorada card upon presenting your passport or ID.

     

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

     

    Departure station: Trains to Madrid from Alicante leave from the principle station - Alicante Terminal, which is situated less than a mile from the middle of the city. There is a bus stop immediately outside the station. Inside the station you can grab a coffee, buy tickets and ask for advice about cheap train tickets at the information desk in the station. While there is no stipulated time, we advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before departure to locate your train.

     

    Arrival train station: Trains from Alicante arrive into Madrid Atocha Station, the main station in the city, which is approximately 2.5 miles from the centre of Madrid. There are various public transport options into Madrid city centre from the train station in the form of metro and local buses. Satisfy your hunger at one of the eating places in the station or browse the shops. Ask about low cost options to get into the city at the information desk.

     

    Which train companies travel from Alicante to Madrid?

    Renfe, with its extensive rail network, is the national train company of Spain and operates direct journeys between Alicante and Madrid on their AVE high-speed service. The comfortable, modern trains will ensure that your journey through the countryside is effortless and enjoyable and you can enjoy a drink and snack from the cafeteria on the train.

     

    Renfe trains from Alicante to Madrid

    Renfe operates direct, high speed trains on its long-distance AVE service between Alicante and Madrid. The journey, which is roughly 220 miles will take you, on average, two and a half hours with the fastest train covering the distance in around 2h20min. Renfe operates daily trains that leave Alicante regularly throughout the day. You should take into account that there is a slightly modified schedule on a Sunday with the first and last trains leaving Alicante around an hour and a half later than the weekday schedule. There are two classes of travel on the Alicante to Madrid line – Turista and Turista Plus (which has the benefit of first class seats for a lower price). You can choose from a variety of tickets – Promo, Promo+ or Flexible, but be sure to check out the ticket policy with regard to cancellations for each ticket type.

     

    Alicante to Madrid Trains: Services on board

     

    The Renfe AVE service runs modern trains with amenities such as Wi-Fi and a cafeteria service. On the Alicante to Madrid route there are two classes of travel  - Turista (2nd class) and Turista Plus. It is possible to travel with a small pet of no more than 22lb and the animal must be secured in their pet carrier. You can also take a folded bike or scooter on board, as long as it can be carried in a bag. Renfe offers Atendo, a free service that assists travellers with reduced mobility and those who need assistance at train entrances and exits as well as in stations.

     

    Taking the Train from Alicante

    Alacant-Terminal Station is located in the city centre. Cercania trains arrive at Alacant-Terminal Station from the suburbs of Alicante, as well as Elche and Murcia. A new tram service runs along the Alicante coastline as far as Benidorm. Alsa operates local and regional bus services from the city centre and towns such as Valenica, Granada and Barcelona. There is a limited night bus service in Alicante and taxis are available at the station.

    Getting into Madrid by Train

    Madrid, the capital of Spain, is best known for its world-class collection of art galleries, historical attractions and a very vibrant nightlife. The Museu de Prado, the Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Centre (home to Picasso's 'Guernica'), the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art and the Caixa Forum are all within a few minute's walk of each other. Other popular attractions are Plaza Mayor, Plaza Oriente with the Palacio Real and El Retiro Park.

    Madrid Atocha Station is within easy walking distance of the historic centre of Madrid and is a beautiful building containing a tropical garden. From Atocha, Cercania trains run to the suburbs south of Madrid while the city centre is easily accessible by Metro and local buses, operated by EMT Madrid. Several night routes, known locally as Búhos or night owls, operate every twenty minutes. Taxi ranks are available at both entrances to Atocha.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Alicante to Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid 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 Alicante to Madrid.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Madrid from Alicante to cost as little as £31  in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Alicante to Madrid is £42  one way.
    The Alicante to Madrid train distance is approximately 223 miles (360 km).
    On average the train from Alicante to Madrid duration is 2 h 15 min  for the 223 miles (360 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    There are a few train stations in Alicante to start your journey from including Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel. In Madrid you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Alicante-Terminal, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

    If you're looking for trains from Alicante to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe AVE to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Alicante to Madrid trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 7 direct trains per day between Alicante and Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there are 7 trains a day from Alicante to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first Alicante to Madrid train departs at 05: 10   and the last train from Alicante to Madrid leaves at 19: 25. Check out the most up-to-date Alicante to Madrid train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Madrid from Alicante within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Alicante to Madrid a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Alicante
    Madrid
    Alicante-Terminal is the most popular Alicante railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Alicante for your journey to Madrid.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +34 912320320
    ticketOfficeHours
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    Mon - Sun: 05: 15 - 24: 00
    Public transport options for Alicante-Terminal
    Bus lines: C1, C6, 06, 09
    Train lines: L1, L2, C1, C3

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