Alicante to Madrid by train Find train times and tickets

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

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.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

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

  1. Cheapest price £17.00
  2. 30 day advance £36.50
  3. 7 day advance £41.00
  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 8m

Travelling from Alicante to Madrid by train

The fastest trains from Alicante to Madrid take around 2 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 360 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Alicante and Madrid.

Direct trains run between Alicante and Madrid. We usually find around 13 direct trains on the route from Alicante to Madrid every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures. And the duration is normally about 2 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Alicante around 06:15 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Alicante around 07:20, and the last at 21:15.

When to book Alicante to Madrid train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Alicante to Madrid are £17.00.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £36 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £41. 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.

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 and a half 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 Alicante to Madrid by train.

Which trains operate between Alicante and Madrid?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Alicante to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Alvia

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

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