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There are 5 ways to get from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Alcalá De Henares to Atocha C2 / ...

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Rideshare  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Alcala de Henares to Madrid 36.2 km

3 alternative options

Train, line 261 bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Alcalá De Henares to Torrejon De Ardoz C2 / ...
  2. Take the line 261 bus from Torrejón de Ardoz to Madrid 261

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 34.5 km

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 34.5 km

Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train

The train journey time between Alcalá de Henares and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is around 42 min and covers a distance of around 33 km. The fastest train normally takes 41 min. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train service departs from Alcalá De Henares and arrives in Atocha. Typically 566 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
42 min
Fastest train time:
41 min
Train distance:
33 km
Trains per week:
566
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:06
Last train departs at:
21:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to rideshare which costs €1 - €3 and takes 1h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €50 - €65 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alcalá De Henares and arriving at Atocha. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Alcalá de Henares and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 29 km. The road distance is 34.5 km.

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The best way to get from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs €6 - €9.

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The train from Alcalá De Henares to Atocha takes 43 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Alcalá De Henares station.

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Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 35 km. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

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  • Distance: 29.2 km
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Alcalá de Henares, Spain and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Spain?

Renfe Cercanias operates a train from Alcalá De Henares to Atocha every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 43 min. Renfe Viajeros also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alcalá De Henares to Atocha
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Alcalá De Henares to Torrejon De Ardoz
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alcala De Henares to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alcala De Henares to Torrejon De Ardoz
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Torrejón de Ardoz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Alcala de Henares to Madrid
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€1 - €3
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Taxi from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Guada Transfers
Phone
+34 949 20 53 35
Reserva Taxi Guadalajara
Phone
+34 650 79 24 30
Radiotaxi Guadalajara
Phone
+34 949 21 22 45
Website
radiotaxiguadalajara.es
Taxi Reserva
Phone
+34 910 85 54 44
Website
taxireserva.es
Taxi Airport Madrid
Phone
+34 685 31 42 67
Website
taxiairportmadrid.com
Radio Taxi Madrid Aeropuerto
Phone
+34 911 76 00 81
Website
taxiaeropuertobarajas.com
Joinup
Phone
+34 915 33 14 64
Website
joinup.es

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Alcalá de Henares and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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