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Of the 2 trains that leave Madrid for Cádiz every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||302 miles (487 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 9 min|
|Average train ticket price||£89 (€99)|
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Renfe ALVIA, Renfe or Renfe AVE|
Trains from Madrid to Cádiz cover the 302 miles (487 km) long route taking on average 4 h 9 min with our travel partners like Renfe ALVIA, Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £89, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £71. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Cadiz.
Travel between Madrid and Cádiz from £71 with Omio’s train partners Renfe and AVE! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Cádiz trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.
Looking for a comfortable way to travel to Cádiz from Madrid? Reserve your Renfe AVE train from Madrid to Cádiz with Omio today! Renfe is Spain’s national train operator that offers a wide variety of connections throughout the country as well as France and Portugal, including the Madrid to Cádiz journey. Omio shows you current AVE timetables and tickets to cover the 302 miles (487 km) distance. You can choose from ticket options like Promo, Promo + or Flexible for the best deals on this journey. Renfe discount cards, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, can also be applied when purchasing your AVE ticket on Omio.
As the main high-speed train service in Spain, AVE provides amenities like a restaurant, WC, WiFi access, and onboard entertainment on its routes. AVE covers long distances and connects major cities in Spain in just a few hours thanks to its high speed. These trains can reach speeds up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, making AVE trains one of the fastest in the entire world. AVE offers all travellers ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience, and on Omio you can book AVE tickets in a few steps!
Madrid to Cádiz train information with AVE:
The Madrid-Cadiz train trip is a popular one, with Renfe operating approximately 20 trains along this route every day. Five of these trips are direct, and the rest require one change. Direct journeys take about 4 hours to complete. The journeys requiring a change take between 5 and 17 hours to complete depending on wait times at transfer stations. Indirect services change at either Sevilla-Santa Justa or Puerto Santa María. It is advisable for passengers to check their route to avoid lengthy waits at either station.
The Spanish service Renfe operates its normal and its high-speed rail service (Ave) along this route. The high-speed service only operates along the second leg of some of the journeys requiring a change.
There are 5 direct journeys along this route. The journey duration is just over 4 hours. Journeys requiring a change take between 5 and 17 hours to complete, depending on the layover at the transfer station. It is important to note that many journeys combine independent tickets. Thus, the connection to the second leg cannot be guaranteed in the event of a delay in the departure from Madrid.
Directly-routed trains run from 08:30 each weekday at approximately 2.5 hour intervals, until about 18:30. The rest of the 21 weekday trips require one change, and commence operation at about 06:30. On weekdays, trains run at approximately half-hour intervals. On a Sunday, there are about 16 trains, with departures spread from early morning until mid-evening.
Departure train station: All trains leave from Madrid’s Atocha railway station, the largest station in the city. The station sports art nouveau architecture, and is the 10th busiest station in Europe. The station is well-serviced by commuter bus and train routes, and has a wide selection of facilities for travellers. It is situated in the centre of Madrid.
Arrival train station: Two stations are destination points for trains travelling from Madrid to Cadiz. The Cadiz station is close to accommodation and attractions, as well as to the beach. It is well-serviced by public transport. The Segunda Aguada station is an underground station, also centrally situated. It is a modern facility, opened in 2002.
When taking the train between Madrid and Cádiz, you can choose to depart from train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Your journey can end in train stations such as Cadiz, Cadiz Estadio and Cadiz Cortadura.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Cadiz.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cadiz, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.
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