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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2 h 16 m
2 h 27 m
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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.
|Distance||223 miles (360 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 16 min|
|Average train ticket price||£52 (€58)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Renfe 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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