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There are 3 ways to get from Madrid to Alcañices by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Alcañices



  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Zamora
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Alcañices


  1. Drive from Madrid to Alcañices

Madrid to Alcañices by train and bus

The journey time between Madrid and Alcañices is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 305 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 13m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 10m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros, Renfe AVE and others, the Madrid to Alcañices service departs from Sol and arrives in Alcañices. Typically 10 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 32m
Layover time:
2h 13m
Total time:
4h 46m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 10m
Journey distance:
305 km
Services per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
Last service departs at:

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Alcañices train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Madrid → Alcañices
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • 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 Alcañices is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alcañices is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alcañices 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: 15 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Alcañices is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 5h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Alcañices is to drive which takes 3h 15m and costs €30 - €45.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Alcañices. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Alcañices via Zamora. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Madrid and Alcañices is 264 km. The road distance is 311.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Alcañices without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 23m and costs €30 - €80.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Madrid to Alcañices, including transfers.

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Madrid to Alcañices bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Alcañices bus services, operated by Empresa Vivas, arrive at Alcañices station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Alcañices is 311 km. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from Madrid to Alcañices.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Alcañices. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 263.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Alcañices, Castille and León, Spain?

You can take a bus from Madrid to Alcañices via Zamora in around 5h 15m.

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
902 320 320
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
5 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Renfe AVE
€23 - €30
€29 - €31
€40 - €55
Bus operators
Empresa Vivas
980 51 66 23
Bus from Zamora to Alcañices
Ave. Duration
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €18
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