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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Elche

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid

Train, fly to Alicante

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Alicante (ALC)
  3. Take the train from San Gabriel to Elche-Carrús/ Elx Carrus

Fly to Valencia, train

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

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid is to rideshare which costs €20 and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid is to train which costs €35 - €110 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Avinguda Llibertat - Correus via Madrid Estacion Sur and Universitat - Estació Autobusos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Elche-Carrús/ Elx Carrus via Alicante-terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Plaza de Madrid is 350 km. The road distance is 413.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs €35 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs €35 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 6h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid.
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  • Distance: 349.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino every 4 hours. Tickets cost €50 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 29m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €65
Promo+
€56 - €60
Flexible
€75 - €95
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 Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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
Train from San Gabriel to Elche-Carrus
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Elche-Carrus
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from San Gabriel to Elche-Carrús/ Elx Carrus
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Elche
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.es

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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 Plaza de Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Elche station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Alicante-Termino station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid is 414 km. It takes approximately 4h 3m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaza de Madrid.

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

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There are 1923+ hotels available in Plaza de Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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