|Distance||223 miles (360 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 22 min|
|Average train ticket price||£38 (€44)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Madrid to Alicante cover the 223 miles (360 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 22 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.
Find the best trains between Madrid and Alicante with Omio's travel partners Renfe and AVE from £29. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
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.
Renfe 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Alicante from Madrid are the following:
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.
There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Alicante you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Madrid.
The most popular arrival train station, Alicante-Terminal, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre of Alicante.
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