The cheapest trains from Madrid to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£51

Average

£52

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 £ 52 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 51.

Cheapest
12:11Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h51 15:02Alicante-Terminal
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£511One-way
2nd Cheapest
21:15Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 23:44Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 10:14Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 13:14Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 16:39Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way

Timetable Madrid to Alicante

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07:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 10:14Alicante-Terminal
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09:25Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 11:41Alicante-Terminal
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10:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 13:14Alicante-Terminal
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12:11Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h51 15:02Alicante-Terminal
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14:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 16:39Alicante-Terminal
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15:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 18:22Alicante-Terminal
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16:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 19:14Alicante-Terminal
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19:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 21:21Alicante-Terminal
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21:15Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 23:44Alicante-Terminal
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Wed
20 Oct
£58Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£78Air Nostrum
Thu
21 Oct
£51Renfe
£29Alsa
£62Air Europa
Fri
22 Oct
£47Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£60Air Nostrum
Sat
23 Oct
£40Renfe
£29Alsa
£53Air Europa
Sun
24 Oct
£41Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£53Air Europa
Mon
25 Oct
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£29Alsa
£74Air Europa
Tue
26 Oct
£34Renfe
£29Alsa
£40Air Europa
Wed
27 Oct
£34Renfe
£29Alsa
£47Air Nostrum
Thu
28 Oct
£34Renfe
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£40Air Europa
Fri
29 Oct
£41Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£78Air Nostrum
Sat
30 Oct
£29Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£40Air Europa
Sun
31 Oct
£28Renfe
£29Alsa
£40Air Europa
Mon
1 Nov
£35Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£62Air Europa
Tue
2 Nov
£23Renfe AVE
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£47Air Nostrum
Thu
4 Nov
£23Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£40Air Nostrum
Fri
5 Nov
£23Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£40Air Nostrum
Sat
6 Nov
£23Renfe
£29Alsa
£40Air Europa
Sun
7 Nov
£23Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£40Air Nostrum
Mon
8 Nov
£20Renfe AVE
£29Alsa
£47Air Europa
Tue
9 Nov
£20Renfe
£29Alsa
£47Air Nostrum

The fastest trains from Madrid to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 16 m

Average

2 h 28 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

360 km

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

These direct trains cover the 360 km distance in an average of 2 h 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 16 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 51 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.

Fastest
19:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 21:21Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
Fastest
09:25Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 11:41Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
2nd Fastest
15:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 18:22Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
21:15Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 23:44Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
07:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h29 10:14Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way

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Train Information between Madrid and Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£44 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe 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 AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £44, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £34. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

Train companies

Madrid to Alicante with AVE and Renfe

Find the best trains from Madrid to Alicante with Omio's travel partners AVE and Renfe from £34. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

AVE
Renfe

AVE offers excellent high-speed train services in Spain, including the route from Madrid to 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 from Madrid to Alicante on AVE is approximately 223 miles (360 km) and prices start as low as £35 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!

    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
    What is the cost of cheap trains from Madrid to Alicante?
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Madrid and Alicante for the next 7 days starting from £34  one way.
    What is the average price of train tickets to Alicante from Madrid?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Alicante from Madrid is £44  one way.
    How many miles is it from Madrid to Alicante by train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Madrid to Alicante via train to be approximately 223 miles (360 km).
    How long is the train from Madrid to Alicante?
    The train time between Madrid and Alicante is on average 2 h 16 min  for the 223 miles (360 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Alicante from Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Madrid to Alicante train leave from? Which Alicante train station do I come into from Madrid?

    When taking a train from Madrid, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. When you arrive in Alicante, your train can arrive in train stations including Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Alicante-Terminal.

    Where is the train station in Madrid to go to Alicante? Where is the train station in Alicante located?

    Passengers board the train 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 train at Alicante-Terminal, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

    What train companies go from Madrid to Alicante?
    For the trip from Madrid to Alicante you can take a train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Alicante from Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains per day are there between Madrid and Alicante?
    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Alicante is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When is the earliest train from Madrid to Alicante? When is the last train from Madrid to Alicante?
    The first Madrid to Alicante train departs at 05: 45   and the last train from Madrid to Alicante leaves at 20: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Madrid to Alicante train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    When should I buy Madrid Alicante train tickets to score the best deals?
    If you book Madrid to Alicante train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £44. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Madrid and Alicante. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    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.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203