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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Cuenca

Train via Cuenca

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Cuenca

Bus via Guadalajara

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca

Drive

  1. Drive from Zaragoza to Cuenca

Zaragoza to Cuenca by train

The train journey time between Zaragoza and Cuenca is around 3h 54m and covers a distance of around 494 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 31m. The fastest train normally takes 2h 40m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Zaragoza to Cuenca train service departs from Zaragoza-Delicias and arrives in Cuenca Fernando Zobel. Typically 46 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 23m
Layover time:
1h 31m
Total time:
3h 54m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 40m
Train distance:
494 km
Trains per week:
46
Cheapest price:
€47
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:36
Last train departs at:
21:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zaragoza to Cuenca train schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to train which costs €45 - €120 and takes 3h 22m.

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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 Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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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 22m.

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The distance between Zaragoza and Cuenca is 206 km. The road distance is 289.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs €45 - €120.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Zaragoza to Cuenca bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 22m and costs €45 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 6h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 205.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zaragoza to Cuenca via Madrid in around 6h 50m.

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 27m
Frequency
Every 3 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
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €50
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€19 - €25
Promo+
€24 - €27
Flexible
€35 - €50
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 Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Zaragoza to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
alsa.com
Guadalbus
Phone
949 21 09 00
Email
guadalbus@guadalbus.com
Website
guadalbus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €22
Schedules at
guadalbus.com

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Zaragoza to Cuenca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, 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 290 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Zaragoza to Cuenca.

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