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

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Train  •  1h

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

15€ - 50€

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Rideshare  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cuenca to Madrid 166.1 km

5€ - 14€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Madrid Auto Res

13€ - 17€

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Cuenca to Madrid 166 km

17€ - 25€

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The cheapest way to get from Cuenca to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 14€ and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Cuenca to Madrid is to train which costs 15€ - 50€ and takes 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cuenca and arriving at Madrid. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cuenca Fernando Zobel and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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The distance between Cuenca and Madrid is 139 km. The road distance is 166 km.

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The best way to get from Cuenca to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 1h and costs 15€ - 50€.

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The train from Cuenca Fernando Zobel to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 1h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 Renfe 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 1h and costs 15€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 17€ and takes 2h 15m.

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  • Distance: 138.8 km
  • Duration: 1h

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Cuenca Fernando Zobel to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha every 4 hours. Tickets cost 19€ - 50€ and the journey takes 1h. Renfe Viajeros also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Cuenca to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Cuenca Fernando Zobel to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 50€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
19€ - 25€
Promo+
24€ - 27€
Flexible
35€ - 50€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cuenca to Sol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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BlaBlaCar.es
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cuenca to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
5€ - 14€
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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 Renfe 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 1h 45m to drive from Cuenca to Madrid.

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There are 4321+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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