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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to El Altet by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to El Altet

Fly

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Alicante (ALC)

Madrid to El Altet by train and bus

56 Weekly Services
3h 53m Average Duration
€33 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to El Altet is to bus which costs €30 - €50 and takes 6h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to El Altet is to fly which costs €30 - €170 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to El Altet. However, there are services departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at L'Altet via Elche. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Madrid and El Altet is 362 km. The road distance is 423.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to El Altet without a car is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs €30 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Madrid to El Altet, including transfers.

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Madrid to El Altet bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to El Altet is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs €30 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 6h 16m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €170 and takes 3h 46m.

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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 El Altet bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Elche station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to El Altet.
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  • Distance: 361.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and El Altet, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino every 3 hours. Tickets cost €50 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 29m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €65
Promo+
€56 - €60
Flexible
€75 - €95
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-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €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
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to El Altet is 424 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Madrid to El Altet.

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

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There are 259+ hotels available in El Altet. Prices start at €87 per night.

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