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Overview: Train from Madrid to Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe 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.

Train providers: Renfe and AVE trains Madrid to Alicante

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
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.

    Renfe 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Alicante from Madrid are the following:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    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

    How much do cheap train tickets between Madrid and Alicante cost?

    You can find a cheap train from Madrid to Alicante for some dates and times for as low as £29  one way in the next 7 days.

    What is the cost of a train ticket from Madrid to Alicante on average?

    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Alicante train price to come in at an average of £38  one way.

    How far is it from Madrid to Alicante by train?

    The Madrid to Alicante train distance is approximately 223 miles (360 km).

    How long is the train from Madrid to Alicante?

    On average the Madrid to Alicante train time is 2 h 22 min  covering the 223 miles (360 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    Which train station in Madrid goes to Alicante? Which train station do I come into Alicante from Madrid?

    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.

    Where is the train station in Madrid? Where is the train station in Alicante?

    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.

    What train companies go from Madrid to Alicante?

    For the best Madrid to Alicante train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Madrid and Alicante to compare what amenities they may offer.

    How many train services are there to Alicante from Madrid a day?

    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Alicante is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What are the first and last departure train times from Madrid to Alicante?

    You can take the first train from Madrid to Alicante at 05: 50   or take the last train from Madrid to Alicante leaving at 20: 15. Look for the latest Madrid Alicante train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

    When should I book Madrid Alicante train tickets to score the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Madrid to Alicante within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £38 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Madrid to Alicante a few months in advance.

    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
    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
    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