How to get from Madrid to León

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from Madrid to León

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

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To get from Madrid to León on 06 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Madrid to León

distanceDistance179 miles (288 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £42 • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Alvia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 179 miles (288 km) from Madrid to León. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Madrid to León.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to León

Travel to León 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 León.

There are 4 travel options from Madrid to León: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to León is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to León:

A ferry is £24 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Madrid to León costing on average £24.

A ferry is generally £2 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £2 from Madrid to León.

A ferry is £42 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Madrid to León costing on average £42.

The fastest way to get to León from Madrid is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 56 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Madrid and León is around 179 miles (288 km).

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in León at Leon.
  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Leon.
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in León at León.

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

  • Travel with Alsa for coaches to León. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Madrid to León tickets on Omio for £24.
  • Renfe Alvia can take you to León by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe Alvia from Madrid to León for £42.

Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to León with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to León with Alsa.
  • You'll find direct train services to León with Renfe MD, Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to León tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

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

Before travelling from Madrid to León, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £24 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £2 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this trip is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £42 one way.

But we recommend booking Madrid to León tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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