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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Albacete Ave / ...

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Rideshare  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Albacete 255.6 km

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Albacete

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete 254.3 km

Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Albacete is around 1h 42m and covers a distance of around 314 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 24m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros. Typically 89 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
1h 42m
Fastest journey time:
1h 24m
Journey distance:
314 km
Services per week:
89
Cheapest price:
€21
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:55
Last service departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → Albacete
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Albacete is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Albacete is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Albacete is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete is to rideshare which costs €13 - €14 and takes 3h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete is to train which costs €21 - €70 and takes 1h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Albacete via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Albacete. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 31m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Albacete is 222 km. The road distance is 254.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete without a car is to train which takes 1h 37m and costs €21 - €70.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Albacete takes 1h 31m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete is to train which takes 1h 37m and costs €21 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 4h 14m.

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  • Distance: 222.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 37m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Albacete every 3 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €70 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Albacete hourly. Tickets cost €21 - €29 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €70
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €45
Promo+
€37 - €41
Flexible
€50 - €70
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-Puerta De Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €27
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 Albacete
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Albacete
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €14
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blablacar.es

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Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Albacete station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Albacete station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete is 254 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Albacete.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Albacete. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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