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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña by train, plane, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train, fly  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to La Corogne 591.4 km

4 alternative options

Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to La Coruna-San Cristobal Alv

Bus  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to A Coruña/La Coruña

Bus via Ourense  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ourense Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Entrexardíns

Drive  •  5h 38m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña 594 km

Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and A Coruña is around 5h 29m and covers a distance of around 639 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 25m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in La Coruna-San Cristobal. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 22m
Layover time:
6 min
Total time:
5h 29m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 25m
Journey distance:
639 km
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:04
Last service departs at:
14:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña is to rideshare which costs €30 and takes 7h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña is to train and fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at A Coruña/La Coruña via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña. However, there are services departing from Atocha and arriving at La Coruna-San Cristobal via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and A Coruña is 510 km. The road distance is 594 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña without a car is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs €40 - €60.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs €40 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 8h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña.
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  • Distance: 509.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 28m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and A Coruña, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to La Coruna-San Cristobal 3 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 6m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to A Coruña/La Coruña every 4 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 6h 50m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to A Coruña/La Coruña
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
Arriva Galicia, S.L.
Phone
+34 (0) 981 31 12 13
Email
atencioncliente@arriva.es
Website
arriva.gal
Bus from Ourense to Entrexardíns
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €24
Schedules at
arriva.gal
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to La Corogne
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to A Coruna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at A Coruña/La Coruña station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at La Coruna-San Cristobal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña is 594 km. It takes approximately 5h 38m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to A Coruña.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to A Coruna Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in A Coruña. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and A Coruña. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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