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There are 7 ways to get from León to Madrid by train, bus, night train, 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 via Madrid Chamartín  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Leon to Madrid-Chamartin Alv / ...

36€ - 48€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the rideshare from León to Madrid 211.1 miles

11€ - 35€

5 alternative options

Train  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from Leon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv

35€ - 50€

Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Leon to Madrid Moncloa

24€ - 40€

Trenhotel  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the Trenhotel from León to Madrid-Chamartin Atlantico

43€ - 56€

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from León to Madrid 211.7 miles

30€ - 50€

Bus, fly  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Leon to Oviedo
  2. Fly from Oviedo (OVD) to Madrid (MAD) OVD - MAD

55€ - 201€

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The cheapest way to get from León to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 11€ - 35€ and takes 3h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from León to Madrid is to train via Madrid Chamartín which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 2h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leon and arriving at Madrid Moncloa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leon and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between León and Madrid is 288 km. The road distance is 338.8 km.

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The best way to get from León to Madrid without a car is to train via Madrid Chamartín which takes 2h 36m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from León to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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León to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe, depart from Leon station.

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The best way to get from León to Madrid is to train via Madrid Chamartín which takes 2h 36m and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from León to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 180.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 36m

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

Renfe operates a train from León to Madrid every 4 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 24m. Renfe AVE also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from León to Madrid every 4 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 40€ and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Oviedo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 290€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Oviedo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Train operators
Renfe

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe.com
Night train from León to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
renfe.com
Renfe 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. 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 Leon to Madrid Moncloa
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Leon to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from León to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Oviedo Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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León to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Moncloa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between León to Madrid is 339 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from León to Madrid.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Oviedo Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your León to Madrid bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 1176+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 40€ per night.

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

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