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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Cuenca by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ave / ...

15€ - 50€

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Rideshare  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Cuenca 166.7 km

9€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

14€ - 17€

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Cuenca 166.8 km

17€ - 25€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Cuenca is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Cuenca is to train which costs 15€ - 50€ and takes 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Cuenca. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Cuenca is 139 km. The road distance is 166.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 59 min and costs 15€ - 50€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel takes 59 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Madrid to Cuenca train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Cuenca is to train which takes 59 min and costs 15€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 17€ and takes 2h 30m.

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  • Distance: 138.8 km
  • Duration: 59 min

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel every 4 hours. Tickets cost 19€ - 50€ and the journey takes 59 min. Renfe Viajeros also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Cuenca 3 times a day. Tickets cost 14€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 50€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
19€ - 25€
Promo+
24€ - 27€
Flexible
35€ - 50€
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
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Renfe Viajeros
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€
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blablacar.es

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Madrid to Cuenca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Madrid to Cuenca train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Cuenca is 167 km. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Madrid to Cuenca.

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There are 266+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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