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  •  2 h 42 min

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

$42 - $194

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$30 - $50

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Train to Valencia, fly  •  4 h 7 min

  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  •  3 h 22 min

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

$66 - $89

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

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

$50 - $75

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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. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD). However, there are services departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Madrid Airport via Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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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 which takes 3 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min 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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Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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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: 2 h 42 min

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, Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Alicante to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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
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
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 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
5 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Madrid Airport (MAD) is 426 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min 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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There are 3643+ 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 25 min and costs .

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