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

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  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 / ...

$76 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus Autobuses Magallón  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Teruel Vac-133
  2. Take the bus from Teruel to Cuenca 051

$22 - $43

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza-El Portillo to Teruel Ir / ...
  2. Take the bus from Teruel to Cuenca 051

$33 - $49

Bus ALSA  •  7 h 45 min

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

$41 - $62

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Zaragoza to Cuenca 200.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to bus which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to train which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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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 7 h 16 min.

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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 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Zaragoza and Cuenca is 206 km. The road distance is 320.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min 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 Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Zaragoza Delicias station.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs 65€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Zaragoza to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 128.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zaragoza to Cuenca via Teruel in around 7 h 16 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-El Portillo to Teruel
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autobuses Magallón
Phone
+34 (0) 876 662 282
Email
info@autobusesmagallon.com
Website
autobusesmagallon.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Teruel
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
autobusesmagallon.com
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Teruel
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
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 Zaragoza to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Guadalbus
Phone
949 21 09 00
Email
guadalbus@guadalbus.com
Website
guadalbus.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
guadalbus.com

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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 Spanish Railways 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 3 h 55 min to drive from Zaragoza to Cuenca.

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