Madrid to Alicante train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 05 Jul

Cheapest

£54

Average

£67

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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11:35Madrid Chamartín2h51 14:26Alicante-Terminal
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£541One-way
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06:50Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 09:17Alicante-Terminal
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£561One-way
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19:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 22:11Alicante-Terminal
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£561One-way
2nd Cheapest
19:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 21:21Alicante-Terminal
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£561One-way
16:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 19:09Alicante-Terminal
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£621One-way

Train schedule Madrid to Alicante

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06:50Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 09:17Alicante-Terminal
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07:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 10:14Alicante-Terminal
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09:30Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 11:59Alicante-Terminal
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10:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 13:14Alicante-Terminal
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11:35Madrid Chamartín2h51 14:26Alicante-Terminal
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14:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 17:14Alicante-Terminal
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16:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 18:34Alicante-Terminal
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16:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 19:09Alicante-Terminal
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17:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 20:01Alicante-Terminal
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19:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 21:21Alicante-Terminal
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19:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 22:11Alicante-Terminal
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21:15Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 23:44Alicante-Terminal
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 05 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 16 m

Average

2 h 27 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

360 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Madrid for Alicante every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
17:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 20:01Alicante-Terminal
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£681One-way
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19:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 22:11Alicante-Terminal
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£561One-way
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19:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 21:21Alicante-Terminal
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£561One-way
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06:50Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 09:17Alicante-Terminal
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£561One-way
16:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 18:34Alicante-Terminal
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£681One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£52 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe ALVIA, Renfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Alicante cover the 223 miles (360 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 16 min with our travel partners like Renfe ALVIA, Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £50, but the average price of train tickets is £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

Train providers: AVE and Renfe trains Madrid to Alicante

Buy your official AVE and Renfe train tickets from Madrid to Alicante from £50 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    AVE offers excellent high-speed train services in Spain, including the route between Madrid and Alicante. Omio, as an official Renfe AVE partner, shows you AVE train timetables so you can choose the fastest and cheapest Madrid to Alicante train ticket. The distance between Madrid and Alicante on AVE is approximately 223 miles (360 km) and prices start as low as £50 on Omio.

    Renfe AVE has a wide variety of ticket types with special offers such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. If you are a regular Renfe customer, you can apply discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card at Omio when purchasing an AVE ticket.

    The AVE trains are the most popular from Renfe, with the most timetables throughout the day. Their trains offer a restaurant, WiFi, toilets, entertainment on board and, most importantly, the highest speed to reach your destination. As one of the fastest trains in the entire world, AVE trains reach speeds up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes and connect the main Spanish cities in just a few hours. Reserve your AVE tickets with Omio today!

    Madrid to Alicante train information with AVE:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 24 min
    • Average Price: £50
    • AVE frequency: 9 a day

    Trains from Madrid to Alicante: Journey Details

    If you want to enjoy the sunshine of the Costa Blanca, it's easy to take trains from Madrid to Alicante. Spanish national rail operator Renfe provides around one direct train every hour throughout the week, as well as indirect services with a change in Albacete. The direct journey time is only 2 hours 47 minutes, the earliest trains leave at 7:45 a.m., and the final train of the day leaves Madrid at 7:20 p.m.

    Taking the Train from Madrid

    All trains leaving Madrid for Alicante depart from Atocha Station. Atocha is a transport hub, and is well connected to every suburb of Madrid. To get to the station, simply take Metro Line 1 to Atocha Renfe station. Bus number 19 also stops at Atocha, and runs from Plaza de Catalunya at the centre of Madrid. If you are transferring from a flight at Barajas, you can catch trains from Madrid to Alicante by taking Metro Line 8 and changing at Nuevos Ministerios, then Cuatro Caminos. The Metro runs from 6:00 a.m. until 1:30 a.m., so should be available to catch any trains.

    Getting into Alicante by Train

    Alicante was once a thriving Moorish city, but nowadays it is famous as the gateway to the beaches of the Costa Blanca region. The city itself has historical attractions aplenty - from the Castle of Santa Barbara to the excellent Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Old Town is also filled with atmospheric tapas bars patronised by the town's large student population. Alicante station is just north of the city centre, around 2 kilometres from the seafront. From there, you can catch local buses to hostels and hotels in the town centre, or transfer to Alsa coaches to the resorts of the coast.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Alicante

    Travel by train to Alicante 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 Alicante.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Madrid and Alicante to cost as little as £50  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Alicante train to cost on average £52  one way.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Madrid and Alicante via train to be approximately 223 miles (360 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 223 miles (360 km) from Madrid to Alicante can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Madrid to Alicante is on average 2 h 16 min.

    When taking the train from Madrid to Alicante, you can choose to depart from train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Your trip can end in train stations such as Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in Alicante, called Alicante-Terminal, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city centre.

    If you're looking for trains from Madrid to Alicante, you can rely on Renfe ALVIA, Renfe AVE or Renfe to get you to Alicante. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Madrid to Alicante journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day between Madrid and Alicante. If you’re looking for a direct train from Madrid to Alicante, consider travelling with Renfe AVE. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    On average, there are 10 trains a day from Madrid to Alicante. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    If you prefer early morning trains from Madrid to Alicante, the first train leaves at 05: 45. If you prefer late night trains from Madrid to Alicante, the last train of the day leaves at 19: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Madrid to Alicante schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    You can find a train from Madrid to Alicante to cost on average £52 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Alicante train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Alicante
    Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your journey to Alicante.
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    +34 912432343
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    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    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
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