There are 4 ways to get from Cuenca to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Cuenca Fernando Zobel to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$35 - $50

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Rideshare  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cuenca to Madrid 104.2 miles

$10

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Madrid Auto Res

$15 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cuenca to Madrid 103.9 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Cuenca to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cuenca to Madrid is to train which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cuenca and arriving at Madrid. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cuenca Fernando Zobel and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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The distance between Cuenca and Madrid is 139 km. The road distance is 166.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cuenca to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 57 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The train from Cuenca Fernando Zobel to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 57 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Cuenca to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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The best way to get from Cuenca to Madrid is to train which takes 57 min and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Cuenca to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 86.7 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Cuenca to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 57 min. Spanish Railways (RENFE) also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Cuenca to Madrid every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cuenca to Madrid Puerta del Sol
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cuenca to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
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blablacar.es

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

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Cuenca to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cuenca to Madrid is 166 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Cuenca to Madrid.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cuenca and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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