How to get from Madrid to Zaragoza

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from Madrid to Zaragoza

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

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To get from Madrid to Zaragoza on 20 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T43h30 21:15Zaragoza, Estación De Autobuses
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Travel Information between Madrid and Zaragoza

distanceDistance170 miles (274 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £18
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe AVE

Take a coach or train to travel 170 miles (274 km) from Madrid to Zaragoza. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Zaragoza.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Zaragoza

Travel to Zaragoza 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 Zaragoza.

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Zaragoza. You can take a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Zaragoza is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Zaragoza:

A coach is £3 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Madrid to Zaragoza costing on average £18.

The quickest way to travel between Madrid and Zaragoza is by train, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

Zaragoza is approximately 170 miles (274 km) away from Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Zaragoza is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Madrid and Zaragoza as scheduled services by coach 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 Zaragoza:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Zaragoza, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Trains from Madrid to Zaragoza most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Zaragoza-Delicias.

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

  • Travel with Alsa to go to Zaragoza by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Madrid to Zaragoza tickets on Omio for £15.
  • Travel with Renfe AVE for trains to Zaragoza. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe AVE Madrid to Zaragoza tickets on Omio for £18.
Your journey from Madrid to Zaragoza doesn't have to end in Zaragoza. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Pamplona. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia or Pamplona to your Madrid to Zaragoza trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Zaragoza today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £15 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £18 one way.

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

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