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from Alicante to Madrid

You can get from Alicante to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Alicante to Madrid on 24 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:30Alicante Elche Airport1h15 22:45Madrid Barajas Airport
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£381One-way
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10:15Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante5h15 15:30Madrid, Estación Sur
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£281One-way
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17:00Alicante Elche Airport1h05 18:05Madrid Barajas Airport
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£531One-way
09:50Alicante-Terminal2h25 12:15Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£421One-way
08:40Alicante-Terminal2h30 11:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£481One-way

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Mon
24 Jan
£42Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£38Air Nostrum
Tue
25 Jan
£36Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£51Air Nostrum
Wed
26 Jan
£36Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£51Air Nostrum
Thu
27 Jan
£36Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£38Air Nostrum
Fri
28 Jan
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£28Alsa
£51Air Nostrum
Sat
29 Jan
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£28Alsa
£51Air Nostrum
Sun
30 Jan
£30Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Mon
31 Jan
£36Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Tue
1 Feb
£24Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Wed
2 Feb
£24Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Thu
3 Feb
£24Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Fri
4 Feb
£30Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Sat
5 Feb
£21Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Sun
6 Feb
£24Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£38Air Nostrum
Mon
7 Feb
£30Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Tue
8 Feb
£21Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Wed
9 Feb
£21Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Thu
10 Feb
£21Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Fri
11 Feb
£30Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum
Sat
12 Feb
£21Renfe AVE
£28Alsa
£18Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Alicante and Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £39
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe Alvia

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 223 miles (360 km) between Alicante and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Air Europa, Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Alicante to Madrid.

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FAQs

What are my Alicante to Madrid travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Alicante to Madrid: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Madrid from Alicante?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Alicante to Madrid, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A train is £22 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Alicante to Madrid costing on average £39.

A train journey is usually £12 less than a journey to Madrid by coach, which costs on average £28 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Alicante to Madrid?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Alicante is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 15 min.

How many miles from Alicante to Madrid would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 223 miles (360 km) from Alicante to Madrid.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Alicante to Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Alicante to Madrid is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Alicante to Madrid as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Alicante to Madrid, where do I depart from Alicante and where do I arrive in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Alicante to Madrid:

  • Flights from Alicante to Madrid most often leave from Alicante Elche Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Coaches from Alicante to Madrid most often leave from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Trains from Alicante to Madrid most often leave from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Which travel companies can take me from Alicante to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Alicante to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Air Europa can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Europa from Alicante to Madrid for £39.
  • Travel with Alsa for coaches to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Alicante to Madrid tickets on Omio for £28.
  • Renfe Alvia can get you to Madrid by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe Alvia from Alicante to Madrid for £17 on Omio.

Can I find a direct route to Madrid from Alicante?

Yes, there are direct services available between Alicante and Madrid with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum or Air Europa with direct flights per day.
  • You can travel directly by coach with Alsa or Alsa Supra with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find around 7 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Alicante and Madrid.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Madrid from Alicante?

Omio customers who travel from Alicante to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I book tickets between Alicante and Madrid online for the best deals?

When planning your trip to Madrid from Alicante, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing £39 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £28 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £17 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Madrid from Alicante online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.