There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$66 - $90

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Alicante

$34 - $52

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Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Costa Blanca 268.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly, tram  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Alicante (ALC) MAD - ALC
  2. Take the tram from MARQ Castillo to Costa Blanca

$44 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca is to train which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Costa Blanca. However, there are services departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at C. Blanca - Mtro. Jose Garberi via Alicante - Oscar Esplá 35. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Costa Blanca is 362 km. The road distance is 430 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Madrid to Costa Blanca bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Alicante station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca.
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  • Distance: 226.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Costa Blanca, Valencia, Spain?

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Costa Blanca hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Costa Blanca 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Alicante Metro Tram
Phone
961 924 000
Website
tramalicante.es
Tram from MARQ Castillo to Costa Blanca
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tramalicante.es
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Costa Blanca is 430 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Madrid to Costa Blanca.

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

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There are 1957+ hotels available in Costa Blanca. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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