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There are 6 ways to get from Elche to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave / ...

43€ - 85€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Elche to Madrid 259.4 miles

19€ - 22€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Elche to Madrid Estacion Sur

27€ - 45€

Drive  •  4h 11m

  1. Drive from Elche to Madrid 259.2 miles

40€ - 65€

Fly from Alicante  •  3h 42m

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

37€ - 174€

Train to Valencia, fly  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Elche-Parque to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Madrid (MAD) VLC - MAD

51€ - 233€

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The cheapest way to get from Elche to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 22€ and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Elche to Madrid is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Elche and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Elche to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Elche-carrús/ Elx Carrus and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Alicante-Termino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 12m.

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The distance between Elche and Madrid is 352 km. The road distance is 414.8 km.

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The best way to get from Elche to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs 40€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Elche to Madrid, including transfers.

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Elche to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Elche station.

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Elche to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Alicante-Termino station.

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The best way to get from Elche to Madrid is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs 40€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 4h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 3h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Elche to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 220.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Elche to Madrid every 4 hours. Tickets cost 55€ - 75€ and the journey takes 2h 36m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Elche to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost 27€ - 45€ and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Alicante to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Renfe AVE
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. The 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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Elche-Parque to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Elche to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Elche to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 22€
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Elche to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Elche to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elche to Madrid is 415 km. It takes approximately 4h 11m to drive from Elche to Madrid.

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

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There are 3000+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 49€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Elche to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 40m and costs 2€.

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