There are 5 ways to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h

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

47€ - 115€

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza El Portillo to Teruel 18511 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Teruel to Cuenca Bcn24

25€ - 32€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Teruel Zaragoza – Montalbán – Teruel
  2. Take the bus from Teruel to Cuenca Bcn24

26€ - 37€

Bus via Madrid  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza, Zaragoza to Madrid, Madrid 748 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca Auto Res

29€ - 36€

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Zaragoza to Cuenca 320.9 km

30€ - 50€

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The cheapest way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to bus which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to train which costs 45€ - 120€ and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zaragoza to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Zaragoza and arriving at Cuenca via Teruel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zaragoza to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Zaragoza-Delicias and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between Zaragoza and Cuenca is 206 km. The road distance is 320.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 3h and costs 45€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Zaragoza to Cuenca bus services, operated by Autobuses Magallón, depart from Zaragoza station.

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Zaragoza to Cuenca train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Zaragoza-Delicias station.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to train which takes 3h and costs 45€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 6h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 205.9 km
  • Duration: 3h

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

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Cuenca via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 3h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zaragoza to Cuenca via Teruel in around 6h 36m.

Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
37€ - 40€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 50€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
19€ - 25€
Promo+
24€ - 27€
Flexible
35€ - 50€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Zaragoza El Portillo to Teruel
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Autobuses Magallón
Phone
+34 (0) 876 662 282
Email
info@autobusesmagallon.com
Website
autobusesmagallon.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Teruel
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Schedules at
autobusesmagallon.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zaragoza, Zaragoza to Madrid, Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Zaragoza to Cuenca bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Zaragoza to Cuenca train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zaragoza to Cuenca is 321 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Zaragoza to Cuenca.

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