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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Logrono Alv

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Rideshare  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Logroño 326.6 km

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Bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Logroño Madrid to Pamplona through Logroño / ...

Bus via Madrid Airport Barajas  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Airport Barajas to Logroño Madrid Airport to Pamplona

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Logroño 327 km

Train, fly to Logrono  •  2h 48m

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

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Haro

Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and La Rioja is around 3h 27m and covers a distance of around 430 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 27m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Logrono. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
3h 27m
Fastest journey time:
3h 27m
Journey distance:
430 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€28
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:15
Last service departs at:
18:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → La Rioja
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Rioja is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in La Rioja is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in La Rioja 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: 26 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja is to rideshare which costs €13 - €22 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja is to train and fly which costs €55 - €210 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Logroño via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Logrono. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and La Rioja is 237 km. The road distance is 327 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs €28 - €35.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Logrono takes 3h 27m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs €28 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €45 and takes 5h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja.
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  • Distance: 236.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Logrono once daily. Tickets cost €28 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 27m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Logroño every 2 hours. Tickets cost €25 - €40 and the journey takes 4h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Logrono
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Train operators
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 Logrono
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
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 to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Haro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Jimenez Movilidad
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
jimenezmovilidad.es
Bus from Madrid to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €25
Website
Autobuses Jiménez S.L
Bus from Madrid Airport Barajas to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
Autobuses Jiménez S.L
Alava Bus
Phone
+34945181818
Email
serviciodetransportes@araba.eus
Website
alavabus.araba.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Haro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
alavabus.araba.eus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €22
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Logrono Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Logroño station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Logrono station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja is 327 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to La Rioja.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Logrono Airport.

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There are 79+ hotels available in La Rioja. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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