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

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  •  3 h

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

$66 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Alicante

$43 - $60

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Costa Blanca 268.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly, tram  •  3 h 29 min

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

$44 - $199

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Costa Blanca every 2 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Costa Blanca 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 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
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
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

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Costa Blanca is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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

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.

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