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There are 5 ways to get from Ávila to Cuenca by train, bus or car

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Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Avila to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ave / ...

$46 - $79

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Bus  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Ávila to Madrid Estacion Sur Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

$26 - $38

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Avila to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

$30 - $50

Train  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Avila to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Cuenca R

$39 - $65

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Ávila to Cuenca 174.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ávila to Cuenca is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 4h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Ávila to Cuenca is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ávila to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Ávila and arriving at Cuenca via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ávila to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Avila and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel via Madrid Chamartín and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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The distance between Ávila and Cuenca is 227 km. The road distance is 279 km.

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The best way to get from Ávila to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Ávila to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Ávila to Cuenca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Ávila station.

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Ávila to Cuenca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Avila station.

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The best way to get from Ávila to Cuenca is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 4h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Ávila to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 141.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Ávila, Spain and Cuenca, Spain?

You can take a train from Ávila to Cuenca via Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 3h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ávila to Cuenca via Madrid in around 4h 39m.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Avila to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Ávila to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
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Bus from Madrid to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
avanzabus.com

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Ávila to Cuenca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Ávila to Cuenca train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ávila to Cuenca is 279 km. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Ávila to Cuenca.

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