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There are 5 ways to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Alicante  •  2h 47m

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

$42 - $194

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

$30 - $50

3 alternative options

Train to Valencia, fly  •  4h 12m

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

$57 - $266

Train, line 203 bus  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the line 203 bus from Atocha Renfe to Aeropuerto T4 203

$67 - $91

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) 266.1 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 2h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Alicante and Madrid Airport (MAD) is 358 km. The road distance is 425.7 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) without a car is to train and line 203 bus which takes 3h 17m and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD), including transfers.

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Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which takes 2h 47m and costs 35€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD).
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  • Distance: 223.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain?

Iberia and Air Europa fly from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) every 4 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
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 Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
EMT Madrid
Phone
+34 902 50 78 50
Email
atencioncliente@emtmadrid.es
Website
emtmadrid.es
Bus from Atocha Renfe to Aeropuerto T4
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
EMT Madrid
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) is 426 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD).

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Alicante Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 3866+ hotels available in Madrid Airport (MAD). Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs 1€ - 4€.

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