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Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 25 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Alicante to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SNCF OUIGO
07:532h30
Alicante-Terminal
10:23Madrid Chamartín
£171One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Renfe AVE
07:242h28
Alicante-Terminal
09:52Madrid Chamartín
£211One-way
0 changes
iryo
12:282h25
Alicante-Terminal
14:53Madrid Chamartín
£251One-way
0 changes
SNCF OUIGO
14:002h23
Alicante-Terminal
16:23Madrid Chamartín
£251One-way
0 changes
Renfe AVE
08:352h33
Alicante-Terminal
11:08Madrid Chamartín
£251One-way
0 changes

Train timetableAlicante to Madrid

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 25 July
Renfe AVE
05:522h31
Alicante-Terminal
08:23Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
07:242h28
Alicante-Terminal
09:52Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
SNCF OUIGO
07:532h30
Alicante-Terminal
10:23Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
08:352h33
Alicante-Terminal
11:08Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
09:402h28
Alicante-Terminal
12:08Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe ALVIA
10:262h57
Alicante-Terminal
13:23Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
iryo
12:282h25
Alicante-Terminal
14:53Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
12:452h23
Alicante-Terminal
15:08Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
SNCF OUIGO
14:002h23
Alicante-Terminal
16:23Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
14:342h34
Alicante-Terminal
17:08Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe ALVIA
15:262h55
Alicante-Terminal
18:21Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
16:062h32
Alicante-Terminal
18:38Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
16:352h33
Alicante-Terminal
19:08Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
0 changes
Renfe AVE
17:432h25
Alicante-Terminal
20:08Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
SNCF OUIGO
17:522h31
Alicante-Terminal
20:23Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
iryo
18:582h25
Alicante-Terminal
21:23Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
19:452h23
Alicante-Terminal
22:08Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe AVE
20:012h33
Alicante-Terminal
22:34Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
0 changes

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Train times from Alicante to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 25 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 23 m

Average

2 h 31 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

360 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Alicante for Madrid every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Renfe AVE
12:452h23
Alicante-Terminal
15:08Madrid Chamartín
£341One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Renfe AVE
19:452h23
Alicante-Terminal
22:08Madrid Chamartín
£421One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SNCF OUIGO
14:002h23
Alicante-Terminal
16:23Madrid Chamartín
£251One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
iryo
18:582h25
Alicante-Terminal
21:23Madrid Chamartín
£391One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
iryo
12:282h25
Alicante-Terminal
14:53Madrid Chamartín
£251One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Alicante to Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£39 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3), iryo, Renfe or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Alicante to Madrid cover the 223 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 23 min with our travel partners like AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3), iryo, Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £39. Travellers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train companies: AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO trains Alicante to Madrid

For as little as £6 you can travel by train from Alicante to Madrid with AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

OUIGO is a low-cost train company based in France. It offers high-speed trains that run between major cities in France, as well as international destinations. The trains are divided into two types: TGV and Intercités. The TGV trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 320 km/h, while the Intercités trains are slightly slower but still offer a comfortable journey. OUIGO offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi and Premium. Standard tickets are the most affordable, while Flexi and Premium tickets offer more flexibility and additional benefits such as priority boarding and access to the OUIGO Lounge. Onboard, passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for OUIGO are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

Alicante to Madrid train information with Ouigo:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 23 min
  • Cheapest Price: £11

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.

FAQs: Alicante to Madrid train

FAQs: Travel by train from Alicante 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid can start from as little as £6 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Alicante to Madrid is £39; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Alicante to Madrid train time is 2 h 23 min   covering the 223 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Alicante to Madrid leaves at 05: 24. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Alicante to Madrid leaves at 20: 04.
Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day from Alicante to Madrid with AVE or Ouigo. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Alicante to Madrid with Ouigo or iryo. Overall you can travel with the following companies: AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3), iryo, Renfe or Renfe ALVIA.
When taking a train from Alicante to Madrid, you can count on AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3), iryo, Renfe or Renfe ALVIA for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Alicante and Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 04.

When departing from Alicante, you have various train station options to start your route from including Alicante-Terminal and Universidad de Alicante. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Príncipe Pío.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Alicante-Terminal, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Madrid from Alicante is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 23 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Alicante to Madrid by train is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Alicante to Madrid including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Alicante and Madrid

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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 912320320
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 15 - 24: 00
Public transport options for Alicante-Terminal
Bus lines: C1, C6, 06, 09
Train lines: L1, L2, C1, C3
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes is the most popular Madrid train station for Omio travellers, but Madrid has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Madrid for your journey from Alicante.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 912432343
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility

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