How to get from Madrid to Alicante

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from Madrid to Alicante

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

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To get from Madrid to Alicante on 18 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 22:11Alicante-Terminal
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15:00Madrid, Estación Sur5h00 20:00Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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19:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h16 21:21Alicante-Terminal
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06:50Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h27 09:17Alicante-Terminal
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09:30Madrid, Estación Sur5h05 14:35Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
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Travel Information to Alicante from Madrid

distanceDistance223 miles (360 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £31
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £15 • 2 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 223 miles (360 km) from Madrid to Alicante. 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 £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Alicante.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Alicante

Travel 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.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Alicante. Tickets for a train cost on average £15.

This is compared to other travel options to Alicante:

A train is generally £13 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £28 from Madrid to Alicante.

A train journey is usually £16 less than a journey to Alicante by plane, which costs on average £31 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Alicante from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 16 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Alicante is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

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

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

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

  • Alsa can get you to Alicante by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Alsa from Madrid to Alicante for £28 on Omio.
  • Air Nostrum can get you to Alicante by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Alicante for £31 on Omio.
  • Renfe AVE can take you to Alicante by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe AVE from Madrid to Alicante for £15.
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Alicante often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Alicante and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £28 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £31 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £15 one way on average.

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

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