There are 3 ways to get from Alicante to Cuenca by train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ave / ...

$45 - $65

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cuenca 205.3 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Madrid (MAD) ALC - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

$79 - $249

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Alicante to Cuenca every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 31 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Alicante to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Alicante and Cuenca is 239 km. The road distance is 328 km.

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cuenca is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cuenca is to train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

The train from Alacant-Terminal to Cuenca Fernando Zobel takes 1 h 31 min including transfers and departs every three hours.