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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid Airport to Atocha C1
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ave / ...

$37 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

$17 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus Guadalbus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca

$41 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca 108.4 miles

$20 - $30

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

You can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca via Atocha and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca via Guadalajara in around 3 h 21 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Guadalbus
Phone
949 21 09 00
Email
guadalbus@guadalbus.com
Website
guadalbus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
guadalbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Cuenca is 133 km. The road distance is 173 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is to bus which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is to drive which takes 1 h 49 min and costs 17€ - 26€.

No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Cuenca via Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca, including transfers.