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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 29m

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

€45 - €95

Cheapest option

Fly to Alicante, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Alicante (ALC) MAD - ALC
  2. Take the train from San Gabriel to Orihuela

€40 - €134

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela 416.6 km

€40 - €60

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC) MAD - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Orihuela

€46 - €175

Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Orihuela is around 2h 29m and covers a distance of around 465 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 23m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 29m
Fastest journey time:
2h 23m
Journey distance:
465 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€45
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:55
Last service departs at:
19:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela walk and train schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 4h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela is to train. Taking this option will cost €45 - €95 and takes 2h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Orihuela. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Orihuela is 350 km. The road distance is 416.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela without a car is to train which takes 2h 29m and costs €45 - €95.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela takes 2h 23m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela is 417 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Orihuela.
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  • Distance: 350.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 29m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 23m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€53 - €57
Flexible
€70 - €95
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 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Gabriel to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Gabriel to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros

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