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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Altea by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train, bus via Alicante

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Altea

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Altea

Train, bus

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

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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 €75 - €120 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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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 bus via Alicante which takes 4h 58m and costs €55 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m 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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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid to Altea bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Altea 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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Map of how to get from Madrid to Altea.
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  • Distance: 372.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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
€29 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €95
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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 Gandia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
ALSA
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Altea
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
ALSA
Bus from Gandia to Altea
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
ALSA
Bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
ALSA
Bus from Valencia Airprt to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
ALSA
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.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Alicante to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
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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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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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 715+ 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs .

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