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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  •  59m

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

30€ - 45€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Cuenca 104.2 miles

9€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

12€ - 18€

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Cuenca 104.3 miles

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 30€ - 45€ and takes 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Cuenca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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

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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 59m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel takes 59m including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 59m and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 86.7 miles
  • Duration: 59m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid to Cuenca every 3 hours. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 59m. Renfe also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Cuenca every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 18€ and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
renfe.com
Renfe

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe 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 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 29€
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Website
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 261+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at 50€ 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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