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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca by train, bus, car or towncar

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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 / ...

$32 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles N27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

$18 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus Guadalbus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Canillejas to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca

$35 - $54

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

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

$20 - $30

Towncar  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to Cuenca 108.3 miles

$35 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is to bus which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is to towncar which costs 30€ - 120€ and takes 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Cuenca via Cibeles and Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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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.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Cuenca is 133 km. The road distance is 173.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs 28€ - 50€.

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

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca bus services, operated by EMT Madrid, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca train services, operated by Madrid Cercanías (RENFE), depart from Madrid Airport station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs 28€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 82.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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 Cibeles, Estación Sur, and Madrid in around 4 h 6 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
EMT Madrid
Phone
+34 902 50 78 50
Email
atencioncliente@emtmadrid.es
Website
emtmadrid.es
Bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
EMT Madrid
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 Canillejas to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
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 - $25
Schedules at
guadalbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Madrid Airport to Cuenca
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is 173 km. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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