There are 7 ways to get from Alicante to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$60 - $90

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Alicante to Madrid 263.1 miles

$18 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Madrid Estacion Sur

$30 - $50

Bus MonBus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to La Roda 9335-9296
  2. Take the bus from La Roda to Madrid - Estacion Sur

$41 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Madrid 262.2 miles

$45 - $75

Fly from Alicante  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Madrid (MAD) ALC - MAD

$44 - $197

Train to Valencia, fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Madrid (MAD) VLC - MAD

$60 - $269

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 16€ - 28€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Madrid is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 55€ - 75€.

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The distance between Alicante and Madrid is 360 km. The road distance is 420 km.

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The train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Alicante to Madrid every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Alicante to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 15 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 7 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from La Roda to Madrid - Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Alicante to La Roda
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

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