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Alicante to Madrid by train

The journey from Alicante to Madrid by train is 223.99 mi and takes 2 hr 33 min. There are 31 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:52 AM and the last at 9:04 PM. It is possible to travel from Alicante to Madrid by train for as little as $9.14 or as much as $168.73. The best price for this journey is $9.14.

Lowest Price$9.14
Journey Duration2 hr 33 min
Connection per Day31
Lowest Price$9.14
Highest Price$168.73
First Departure5:52 AM
Last Departure9:04 PM
Distance223.99 mi
DepartureAlicante
ArrivalMadrid
CarriersAVLO, IryoMore

Alicante to Madrid Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Quick and easy travel from Alicante to Madrid with Virail

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How much do train tickets from Alicante to Madrid cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Alicante to Madrid. On average, though, you'll pay about $51.06 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $9.14, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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On average, a train ticket from Alicante to Madrid will cost you $51.06. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Alicante to Madrid by train?

With a distance of 223.99 mi between Alicante and Madrid, it will usually take 2 hr 33 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 2 hr 33 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Alicante and Madrid runs for about 223.99 mi and usually takes approximately 2 hr 33 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 hr 18 min. If you are trying to get from Alicante to Madrid as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do departures from Alicante to Madrid leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Alicante to Madrid leaving at 5:52 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 9:04 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first departure of the night from Alicante to Madrid leaves at 5:52 AM, while the last journey sets out at 9:04 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Alicante and Madrid. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

What are the stations on the Alicante to Madrid route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Alicante from the following stations: Alicante-Terminal,San Gabriel Apt,Alicante, Estación de Autobuses,Alicante Airport (ALC). Arriving at Madrid, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Madrid Chamartin,MADRID (E),Madrid Puente de la Cea,Madrid - Avenida de America,Madrid Barajas Airport,MADRID BARAJAS aeropuerto T1,Madrid-Atocha,Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Madrid.

How many daily journeys are there from Alicante to Madrid?

You will be able to travel from Alicante to Madrid using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 31 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Alicante to Madrid using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 31 direct connections from Alicante to Madrid each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 0 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Alicante to Madrid. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Alicante to Madrid, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Alicante to Madrid.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $13.34 to $40.88 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 67% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Alicante to Madrid

The cheapest Alicante - Madrid train tickets can be found for as low as $16.36 if you’re lucky, or $25.37 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $34.36.

Find the best day to travel to Madrid by train

When travelling to Madrid by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Avlo trains were introduced in 2020 as a high-speed train service operated by Renfe, Spain's national railway company, as a more affordable alternative to the high-speed train service AVE. Avlo trains, unlike the AVE, offer a single class of seating and have fewer onboard services to offer more passenger capacity. The main stations are Barcelona Sants, Madrid Atocha, and Zaragoza-Delicias.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Iryo is a Spanish high-speed train operator, founded in 2019 and serving Spain's major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. iryo operates on the national rail network in Spain, using the latest AVE high-speed trains to transport passengers at speeds of up to 310 km/h.

Alvia, operated by Renfe, is a high-speed train service in Spain. With speeds of up to 250 km/h, Alvia trains, slightly slower than the 300 km/h maximum AVE trains reach, offer comfort and amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. They seamlessly connect regional stations to major cities, ensuring efficient travel. The three train models available are Class 120, Class 130, and Class 730.

Ticket types and facilities from Alicante to Madrid

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by AVLO and Iryo when traveling from Alicante to Madrid.

Economy Class

You can travel with the standard "economy class" ticket on Avlo trains, which refers to the standard, basic level of seating available on the train. With this ticket you have access to basic amenities such as overhead luggage racks, reading lights, restrooms.
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Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
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Singular ONLY YOU

The "Singular Only YOU" fare is designed for entrepreneurs and companies, providing the best conditions for changes and cancellations in the ticket.
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Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Stay connected on Avlo with free WiFi via PlayRenfe. Enjoy movies, TV shows, and various reads at your fingertips.
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Every seat on Avlo is equipped with a power outlet for your convenience.
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You can bring a piece of hand luggage with no weight limit, such as a bag, backpack, or similar item, with dimensions up to 27x36x25 cm, and a piece of checked luggage with no weight limit, such as a suitcase, with dimensions up to 55x35x25 cm, without paying an additional fee on top of the ticket price you pay under the Basic fare.
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Avlo provides assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. Reach out to Avlo for more details.
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While Avlo doesn't offer a dining service, you can find vending machines stocked with a range of drinks and snacks. Keep in mind, these machines only accept card payments.
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Travel comfortably as Avlo trains are air-conditioned.
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You may bring folding bicycles and scooters on board, as long as they adhere to the maximum dimensions for luggage: 55x35x25 cm (as a carry-on bag with no weight limit, included in the price of the Basic Fare), or 85x60x35 cm, or a maximum of 180 cm overall (as additional luggage for an extra fee). To comply with regulations, all bicycles and scooters must be folded and stored in their respective carrying cases.
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Connect to free WiFi on iryo trains in any class. Enjoy movies, TV shows, live news, and Spotify for entertainment.
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Every seat on iryo trains comes with power sockets, and those in the Infinita and Singular Cafe class boast additional USB ports.
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On iryo trains, flexible baggage policy lets you travel comfortably with up to 3 pieces of luggage, including a piece of hand luggage. Maximum size for 2 larger pieces is 85x55x35cm, while hand luggage must be 36x27x15cm. Total weight limit is 25kg.
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iryo trains are designed for inclusivity, offering designated seats for passengers with reduced mobility and ensuring step-free access during both boarding and disembarking.
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iryo offers quality menus for all classes. Find the onboard restaurant/bar usually close to coach 2. For Infinita Class passengers, meals are served at your seat, but remember to book 24 hours in advance.
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Enjoy fresh and comfortable air on the ETR1000 train; its cutting-edge air-conditioning system refreshes the entire carriage's air in just 3 minutes, ensuring a generous 35 m3/h of fresh outside air for every passenger.
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On Iryo trains, you can bring along one disassembled bicycle or electric scooter per coach, as long as it's tucked into a bag and stays within 90x120x40cm. It's free to transport! Just keep in mind that you'll handle the loading, safekeeping, and unloading. Also, be considerate of other passengers' comfort and safety, and remember any damages caused are on you.
Services on board AVLO, Iryo and FlixBus from Alicante to Madrid
Compare services on board when travelling from Alicante to Madrid by train.
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Alicante to Madrid CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
25.23kg
Bus
27.04kg
Flight
72.1kg
Car
57.68kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Alicante to Madrid by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Alicante and Madrid are 25.23kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Alicante and Madrid? By taking the train between Alicante and Madrid you will save 46.87kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.81kg compared to a bus and 32.45kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Alicante to Madrid?
A train ticket from Alicante to Madrid is $51.06. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $9.14.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Alicante to Madrid?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Alicante to Madrid is $9.14. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Alicante and Madrid by train?
Alicante to Madrid is 223.99 mi.
How long does the train between Alicante and Madrid take?
Alicante to Madrid is on average 2 hr 33 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 18 min.
Which companies operate from Alicante to Madrid?
The train journey from Alicante to Madrid is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: AVLO, Iryo, FlixBus, Renfe, Alvia and AVE.
How many train connections per day go from Alicante to Madrid?
Alicante to Madrid has 31 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Alicante to Madrid leave?
The earliest train from Alicante to Madrid departs at 5:52 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Alicante to Madrid depart?
The latest train from Alicante to Madrid departs at 9:04 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Alicante to Madrid in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $9.14 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Alicante to Madrid?
There are on average 31 direct connection(s) from Alicante to go to Madrid.
What's the fastest journey time between Alicante to Madrid by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Alicante and Madrid is 2 hr 18 min.
Is there a direct train from Alicante to Madrid?
Yes, there is a direct train between Alicante and Madrid.
What are the CO2 emissions for Alicante to Madrid by train?
The train journey from Alicante to Madrid creates 25.23kg of CO2 emissions.

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