Looking to travel from Madrid to Murcia by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 5 hours 15 minutes to travel from Madrid to Murcia by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 48 minutes though. You'll usually find 11 trains per day running along the 351 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Murcia. Trains on this route are usually operated by either AVE or Renfe. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Madrid to Murcia start from $21.92 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Murcia by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 5h 15m to travel from Madrid to Murcia by train, over a distance of around 218 miles (351 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Madrid to Murcia and tickets for this journey start from $21.92 when you book in advance.
351 miles (218 km)
11 trains per day
Direct trains available
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AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.
Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Madrid to Murcia by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Madrid and Murcia is 5 hours and 15 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Murcia is 2 hours and 48 minutes.
Train tickets from Madrid to Murcia can start from as little as $21.92 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Murcia without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Madrid to Murcia each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Madrid to Murcia leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Madrid to Murcia leaves at 20:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Madrid to Murcia cover a distance of around 218 miles (351 km) during the journey.