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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to León by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 18m

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

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Rideshare  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to León 335.7 km

3 alternative options

Train via Chamartin  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon Alv / ...

Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Leon

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to León 338 km

Madrid Atocha Station to León by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and León is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 350 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 12m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to León service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Leon. 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 12m
Fastest journey time:
3h 12m
Journey distance:
350 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€23
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:34
Last service departs at:
14:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to León walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to León is to rideshare which costs €17 and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to León is to train which costs €23 - €29 and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to León. However, there are services departing from Ministerio De Agricultura and arriving at Leon via Madrid Moncloa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Leon. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and León is 290 km. The road distance is 338 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to León without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs €23 - €29.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Leon takes 3h 12m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Madrid Atocha Station to León bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Moncloa station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to León 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 León is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs €23 - €29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €45 and takes 5h 4m.

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  • Distance: 289.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Leon once daily. Tickets cost €23 - €29 and the journey takes 3h 12m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Moncloa to Leon 4 times a day. Tickets cost €26 - €40 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

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 Leon
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €29
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 Moncloa to Leon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to León
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17
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blablacar.es

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to León train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to León is 338 km. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to León.

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

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