There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Elche by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 45m

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

36€ - 99€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Elche 414.8 km

20€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Elche

30€ - 45€

Drive  •  4h 11m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Elche 414.7 km

40€ - 65€

Fly, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC) MAD - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Elche-Carrus

45€ - 162€

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

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Elche is to train which costs 35€ - 100€ and takes 3h 45m.

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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 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Elche. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Elche-Carrús/ Elx Carrus via Alicante-terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Madrid and Elche is 352 km. The road distance is 414.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Elche without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs 35€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m 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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Madrid to Elche 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 Elche is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs 35€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Elche.
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  • Distance: 352.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino every 4 hours. Tickets cost 45€ - 95€ and the journey takes 2h 35m. 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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 170€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
45€ - 65€
Promo+
54€ - 58€
Flexible
70€ - 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
902 320 320
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
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Elche-Carrus
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Elche
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Valencia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Madrid to Elche bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Elche station.

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Madrid to Elche train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Alicante-Termino station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Elche is 415 km. It takes approximately 4h 11m to drive from Madrid to Elche.

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

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There are 1656+ hotels available in Elche. Prices start at 87€ 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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