How to get from Madrid to Palencia

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from Madrid to Palencia

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

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To get from Madrid to Palencia on 15 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:30Madrid3h00 18:30Palencia
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15:30Madrid3h00 18:30Palencia
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19:08Madrid Chamartín1h29 20:37Palencia
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07:45Madrid Chamartín1h30 09:15Palencia
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15:15Madrid, Estación Sur3h15 18:30Palencia
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Travel Information from Madrid to Palencia

distanceDistance118 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 1 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Alvia

Travel 118 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Palencia from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. 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 Palencia.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Palencia

Travel to Palencia 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 Palencia.

You can travel from Madrid to Palencia 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Palencia is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Palencia:

A coach is £13 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Madrid to Palencia costing on average £30.

The fastest way to get to Palencia from Madrid is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 19 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Palencia by coach can take on average 3 h.

Palencia is approximately 118 miles away from Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Palencia is:

  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Palencia from 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 for travellers from Madrid to Palencia:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Palencia.
  • Trains from Madrid to Palencia most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Palencia.

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

  • Alsa can get you to Palencia by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Alsa from Madrid to Palencia for £17 on Omio.
  • Travel with Renfe Alvia for trains to Palencia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Alvia Madrid to Palencia tickets on Omio for £30.

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

  • You can find a direct coach to Palencia with Alsa.
  • You can check for a direct train to Palencia with Renfe MD, Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Palencia often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Valladolid, Barcelona or Burgos. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Palencia itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Palencia and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost £17 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £30 one way.

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

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