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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.

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.

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

  1. Cheapest price £16.50
  2. 30 day advance £20.50
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  1. It is very easy to travel by train from Madrid to Burgos. Depending on the day of the week, there are up to three fast trains and three slow trains linking the two cities.

    The fast Alvia trains take 2 hrs 20 mins, cutting through the hills north-west of Madrid in a long tunnel and following a modern high-speed line for much of the journey to Burgos. If you'd like to see some beautiful Spanish landscape, you might prefer the slower option; the rail route over the Sierra de Guadarrama is known for its scenery. These slower trains are Media Distancia (MD) services, which take two hours longer for the journey.

    The fare on the MD trains is fixed and so there’s no advantage in booking early. However, fares on the fast Alvia trains do hike up the closer you get to the date of travel. If you’re keen to snap a cheap ticket, book your journey when tickets are first released for sale, usually up to two months in advance. Note that the Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches, sometimes up to 120 days in advance. If you're having trouble finding tickets, contact us and we'll email you as soon as booking opens.

    Madrid to Burgos

    Madrid to Burgos

    Opt for a high-speed Alvia service or a slower-pace Media Distancia service to travel directly by train from Madrid to Burgos. All trains on this route leave the Spanish capital from Madrid Chamartin station and arrive in Burgos at Rosa de Lima station. Alvia trains stop once or twice along the way, while Media Distancia trains make between seven and 17 stops, including the historic walled city of Avila. There is a shuttle bus from Burgos Rosa de Lima station to the city centre.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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