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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ave / ...

€15 - €50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Cuenca 166.5 km

€9

2 alternative options

Train via Cuenca  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Cuenca Re

€15 - €20

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca 165.2 km

€16 - €24

Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Cuenca is around 57 min and covers a distance of around 188 km. The fastest journey normally takes 54 min. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Cuenca Fernando Zobel. Typically 107 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
57 min
Fastest journey time:
54 min
Journey distance:
188 km
Services per week:
107
Cheapest price:
€15
Carbon emissions:
9 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 Cuenca walk and train schedules

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

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca is to rideshare, which costs €9 and takes 2h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca is to train which costs €15 - €50 and takes 1h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Cuenca is 138 km. The road distance is 165.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 1h 1m and costs €15 - €50.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel takes 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca is 165 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 137.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 1m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel every 2 hours. Tickets cost €19 - €50 and the journey takes 55 min. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €50
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€19 - €25
Promo+
€24 - €27
Flexible
€35 - €50
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9
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blablacar.es

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

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