How to get from Alicante to Madrid

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from Alicante to Madrid

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

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To get from Alicante to Madrid on 03 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:10Alicante-Terminal2h30 09:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£501One-way
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13:15Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante4h55 18:10Madrid, Estación Sur
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£301One-way
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10:15Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante5h15 15:30Madrid, Estación Sur
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£301One-way
13:15Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante5h15 18:30Madrid
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£301One-way
17:15Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante4h50 22:05Madrid, Estación Sur
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£301One-way

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Travel Information to Madrid from Alicante

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £76 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 223 miles (360 km) to Madrid from Alicante. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Alicante to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Alicante to Madrid

Travel to Madrid 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 Alicante to Madrid.
FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Alicante to Madrid. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Alicante to Madrid, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A ferry journey is usually £30 less than a journey to Madrid by coach, which costs on average £30 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £76 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £76 from Alicante to Madrid.

A ferry is £56 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Alicante to Madrid costing on average £56.

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

Other travel options between Alicante and Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 4 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average NaN h NaN min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 2 h 15 min.

The distance between Alicante and Madrid is around 223 miles (360 km).

The average frequency per day from Alicante to Madrid is:

  • Around 9 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Alicante to Madrid:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Alicante to Madrid depart from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Alicante Elche Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Alicante to Madrid depart from Alicante-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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:

  • Travel with Alsa to go to Madrid by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Alicante to Madrid tickets on Omio for £30.
  • 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 £76.
  • Travel with Renfe AVE to go to Madrid by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe AVE Alicante to Madrid tickets on Omio for £56.

Yes, there are direct services available to Madrid from Alicante with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Alsa with direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum or Air Europa with direct flights per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia with 9 direct trains per day.

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.

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.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £30 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £76 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £56 one way on average.

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

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