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There are 6 ways to get from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid by train, bus, tram, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 14m

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

€31 - €96

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Sant Joan d'Alacant to Madrid 427.5 km

€18 - €26

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Madrid Estacion Sur

€31 - €51

Tram, night bus  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the tram from MARQ Castillo to Benidorm L1
  2. Take the night bus from Benidorm to Madrid N794

€30 - €42

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid 427.3 km

€40 - €65

Line 23 bus, fly  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the line 23 bus from Rambla 34 to Alicante - Oscar Esplá 27
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Madrid (MAD) ALC - MAD

€24 - €100

San Juan de Alicante → Madrid
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The cheapest way to get from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid is to rideshare which costs €18 - €26 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Rambla 34 and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Alicante. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h.

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It is 359 km from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid. It is approximately 427.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs €30 - €100.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid, including transfers.

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San Juan de Alicante to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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The best way to get from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs €30 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €55 and takes 7h.

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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San Juan de Alicante to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Map of how to get from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 359.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between San Juan de Alicante, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha every 4 hours. Tickets cost €50 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route once daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Alicante to Madrid Estacion Sur 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Benidorm to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vectalia - Grupo SuBús
Phone
+34 (0) 965140936
Email
tam@subus.es
Website
vectalia.es
Bus from Rambla 34 to Alicante - Oscar Esplá 27
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Schedules at
alicante.vectalia.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Sant Joan d'Alacant to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between San Juan de Alicante to Madrid is 427 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from San Juan de Alicante to Madrid.

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

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There are 1518+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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