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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Altea by train, tram, 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.

Recommended option

Train, tram

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino
  2. Take the tram from Alicante - Luceros to Benidorm

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Altea

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Gandia
  2. Take the bus from Gandia to Altea

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Altea

Bus via Gandia

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Gandia
  2. Take the bus from Gandia to Altea

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Altea

Fly to Alicante, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Alicante (ALC)
  2. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm

Fly to Valencia, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC)
  2. Take the bus from Valencia Airprt to Benidorm

Madrid to Altea by train, walk and tram

The journey time between Madrid and Altea is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 543 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 58m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 7m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Viajeros and Alicante Metro Tram, the Madrid to Altea service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Altea. Typically 57 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 53m
Layover time:
1h 58m
Total time:
5h 52m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 7m
Journey distance:
543 km
Services per week:
57
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:45
Last service departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Altea train, walk and tram schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Altea is to rideshare which costs €23 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Altea is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 4h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Altea. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Altea. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Altea via Alicante - Luceros and Benidorm Intermodal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Madrid and Altea is 373 km. The road distance is 465.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Altea without a car is to train and tram which takes 5h 19m and costs €35 - €110.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Madrid to Altea, including transfers.

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Madrid to Altea bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid to Altea 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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Map of how to get from Madrid to Altea.
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  • Distance: 372.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Altea, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Altea once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €55 and the journey takes 7h 15m.

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, Friday 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-Puerta De Atocha to Gandia
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Gandia to Altea
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Altea
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valencia Airprt to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Altea
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23
Book at
blablacar.es

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Madrid to Altea bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Altea station.

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Madrid to Altea train services, operated by Alicante Metro Tram, arrive at Benidorm station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Altea is 466 km. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Madrid to Altea.

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

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Book your Madrid to Altea bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 5282+ hotels available in Altea. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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