There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 45 min

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

$41 - $192

Cheapest option

Bus Interbus Sureste  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Villarrobledo 003
  2. Take the bus from Villarrobledo to Alicante 9335-9296

$31 - $45

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$62 - $88

Bus ALSA  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Alicante

$32 - $72

Night bus  •  5 h 35 min

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

$30 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

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

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Alicante is to bus which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 9 h.

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

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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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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Alicante. 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 4 h 3 min.

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

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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 every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 29 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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Night 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
Interbus Sureste
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
bcma.interbus.es
Bus from Villarrobledo to Alicante
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bcma.interbus.es
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Villarrobledo to Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
monbus.es

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