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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain) by train, car, bus or plane

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Train, drive

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Reinosa
  2. Drive from Reinosa to Picos de Europa (Mountain)

4 alternative options

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Pto.Ponton

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain)

Fly to Bilbao, bus, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO)
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to San Roque del Acebal

Fly to Oviedo, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Oviedo (OVD)
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Arriondas
  3. Take the bus from Arriondas to Arenas De Cabrales
Madrid Atocha Station → Picos de Europa (Mountain)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Picos de Europa (Mountain) is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain) is to train and drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 6h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain) is to drive which costs €45 - €65 and takes 5h 41m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Picos de Europa (Mountain) is 325 km. The road distance is 447.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain) without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 49m and costs €130 - €200.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain) is 448 km. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain).

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Picos de Europa (Mountain). Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain).
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  • Distance: 324.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 18m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Picos de Europa (Mountain), Spain?

There is no direct connection from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain). However, you can take the walk to Atocha, take the train to Chamartin, take the walk to Madrid-Chamartin, take the train to Reinosa, then take the drive to Picos de Europa (Mountain). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Madrid Atocha Station to Picos de Europa (Mountain) via Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, Valladolid, Valladolid, and Pto.Ponton in around 8h 49m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
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-Chamartin to Reinosa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to San Roque del Acebal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Renfe Feve
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 Valladolid to Pto.Ponton
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Arriondas
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Arriondas to Arenas De Cabrales
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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