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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, tram  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Alicante (ALC) MAD - ALC
  2. Take the tram from MARQ Castillo to Costa Blanca

$42 - $194

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$68 - $100

Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Alicante

$66 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca 272.9 miles

$50 - $75

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Costa Blanca, Valencia, Spain?

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca every 2 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Train operators
Alicante Metro Tram
Phone
961 924 000
Website
tramalicante.es
Tram from MARQ Castillo to Costa Blanca
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tramalicante.es
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca?

The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Costa Blanca is 360 km. The road distance is 437 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca?

The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca is to fly and tram which takes 2 h 3 min and costs 30€ - 160€.

Is there a direct bus between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Costa Blanca?

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at C. Blanca - Mtro. Jose Garberi via Madrid Estacion Sur and Alicante - Oscar Esplá 35. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca?

It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Costa Blanca, including transfers.