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There are 4 ways to get from Barajas to Cuenca by subway, train, bus or car

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

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Line 8 subway, train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the line 8 subway from Barajas to Nuevos Ministerios 8
  2. Take the train from Madrid Nuevos Ministerios to Madrid Atocha C10 / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ave / ...

$33 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

$18 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus Guadalbus  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Canillejas to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca

$35 - $54

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Barajas to Cuenca 105.8 miles

$20 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Barajas to Cuenca is to bus which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 3h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Barajas to Cuenca is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barajas to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T2 - Llegadas and arriving at Cuenca via Cibeles and Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Barajas and Cuenca is 131 km. The road distance is 169.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barajas to Cuenca without a car is to line 8 subway and train which takes 2h 3m and costs 28€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Barajas to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Barajas to Cuenca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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Barajas to Cuenca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barajas to Cuenca is 169 km. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Barajas to Cuenca.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 81.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 3m

What companies run services between Barajas, Madrid, Spain and Cuenca, Spain?

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Barajas to Cuenca every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Train operators
Metro Madrid
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
902 320 320
Train from Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators

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
+34 902 42 22 42
Bus from Canillejas to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $26
949 21 09 00
Bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
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