Madrid to Ronda by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $25.16
  2. 30 day advance $25.86
  3. 7 day advance $58.00
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 40m
  • Distance
    428 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 49m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Madrid to Ronda by train

Fast trains from Madrid to Ronda take around 3 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 428 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Ronda.

1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Ronda?

Direct trains from Madrid to Ronda have been found.

We usually find around 3 direct trains on the route from Madrid to Ronda every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Ronda?

The Madrid to Ronda train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Madrid to Ronda train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Ronda is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 08:35 and the last train is around 15:35. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Madrid to Ronda train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Ronda are $25.16.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $25 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $58. 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 Ronda 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 Ronda by train.

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Which train companies operate between Madrid and Ronda?

Altaria is the train company that operates on the route from Madrid to Ronda.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Ronda to Madrid by train

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The train from Madrid to Ronda is the simplest way to travel between the Spanish capital and this Andalusian mountain town. If the timings of the direct trains don’t fit into your plans, there is an additional late morning option from Madrid, with a single change of train at Antequera-Santa Ana, which takes about 30 mins longer than the direct trains.

This is a journey full of interesting sights as the train speeds through the Toledo Hills and the Sierra Morena to Andalucía. The final part of the journey has wonderful views of the hills that dominate the Ronda region.

Madrid to Ronda

The direct Altaria high-speed trains leave Madrid Atocha station. The first half of the journey is fast until the train leaves the dedicated high-speed line at Antequera-Santa Ana for its final run to Ronda. Trains stop three or four times on the way, including in Córdoba.

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