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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Almeria (LEI) MAD - LEI

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Almería Vac-216

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria 276

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata 610.8 km
Madrid Atocha Station → Cabo de Gata
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cabo de Gata is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cabo de Gata is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cabo de Gata is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata is to bus which costs €55 - €75 and takes 8h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €85 - €230 and takes 3h 33m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Cabo de Gata is 430 km. The road distance is 610.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata without a car is to train which takes 6h 58m and costs €60 - €85.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata is to train which takes 6h 58m and costs €60 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 8h 42m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata is 611 km. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Almeria Airport.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cabo de Gata.
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  • Distance: 430.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Cabo de Gata, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 6h 8m. Alternatively, BusbamSL operates a bus from Madrid to Almería 4 times a day. Tickets cost €28 - €32 and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
BusbamSL
Phone
902 22 72 72
Email
atencionaclientes@busbam.com
Website
busbam.com
Bus from Madrid to Almería
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €32
Schedules at
busbam.com

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