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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 45 min

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

$41 - $192

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Alicante

$30 - $50

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$62 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante 266.5 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante is to bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Alicante. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Alacant-Terminal via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Alicante is 358 km. The road distance is 426.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante is to fly which takes 1 h 45 min and costs 35€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 3 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 223.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Alicante, Spain?

Iberia, Air Europa and Vueling Airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante every 4 hours. Alternatively, Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Train operators
Spanish Railways 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 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
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Alicante station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Alacant-Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante is 426 km. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante.

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

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There are 1880+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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