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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Elche by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 30 min

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

$66 - $88

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Elche 259.3 miles

$23

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche

$30 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Elche 259.2 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Alicante  •  3 h 58 min

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

$44 - $195

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC) MAD - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Elx-Parc

$61 - $272

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Elche is to rideshare which costs 20€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Elche is to train which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Elche. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Elche is 352 km. The road distance is 414.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Elche without a car is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Madrid to Elche, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Elche is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 4 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 58 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 Elche bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Elche station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Elche.
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  • Distance: 220.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Elche hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Elche 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 40 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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Elx-Parc
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
renfe.com
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 Elche
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Elche
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23
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blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Elche is 415 km. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Madrid to Elche.

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

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There are 1671+ hotels available in Elche. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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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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