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Madrid to Alicante by train
Fastest journey2hr 9m
Trains per day18
Avg. journey time2hr 31m
Travelling from Madrid to Alicante by train
Fast trains from Madrid to Alicante take around 2 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 360 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Alicante.
1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Alicante?
Direct trains from Madrid to Alicante have been found.
We usually find around 19 direct trains on the route from Madrid to Alicante every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 16 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Alicante?
The Madrid to Alicante train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Madrid to Alicante train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Alicante is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 07:45 and the last train is around 21:15. This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Madrid to Alicante train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Alicante are $22.15.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $34 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $53. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Madrid to Alicante train tickets?
Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Alicante by train.
Which train companies operate between Madrid and Alicante?
More than one train company operates on the route from Madrid to Alicante, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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AVE or Alvia
Taking the train from Madrid to Alicante is by far the best option for travelling between these two cities.
The journey takes in beautiful Spanish landscapes, crossing a region tourists don't often visit. The final part of the journey, from Albacete to Alicante, is along the high-speed line opened in summer 2013.
Madrid to Alacant-Terminal
All trains from Madrid to Alicante serve Atocha station in Madrid. On most days, there is also an afternoon train from Madrid Chamartin to Alicante (which then stops at Atocha 25 mins after leaving Chamartin). Between Madrid Atocha and Alicante all trains stop at least once. You’ll arrive in Alicante at a station called Alacant Terminal in the local Valencian dialect, but still shown on many maps as the Estación de Madrid.
While the fastest trains on this route take little more than 2 hrs, some slower services take closer to three hours. The AVE trains are faster than the Alvia trains running from Madrid to Alicante.
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