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Traveling from Madrid to Murcia by train

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.

Madrid to Murcia by train

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.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 48m


351 miles (218 km)


11 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $21.92

Train and bus operators

ALSA, Renfe

Madrid to Murcia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Murcia for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:30 Madrid Atocha09:55 Murciaave 5662 Renfe Get tickets3h 25m, direct
08:45 Madrid - Atocha Cercanías12:12 MurciaIR 18041 Renfe Get tickets3h 27m, 1 change
09:15 Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor12:12 Murciaave 5962 Renfe Get tickets2h 57m, direct
10:00 Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor13:43 Murciaave 5102 Renfe Get tickets3h 43m, 1 change
11:01 Madrid - Atocha Cercanías16:08 MurciaRE 17127 Renfe Get tickets5h 7m, 2 changes
11:45 Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor16:08 MurciaAlvia/Avant 4072 Renfe Get tickets4h 23m, 1 change

AVE and Renfe trains from Madrid to Murcia

You can travel from Madrid to Murcia on AVE and Renfe trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Murcia

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Murcia starts at $21.92 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Madrid to Murcia

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid to Murcia? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Madrid to Murcia take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Madrid and Murcia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Murcia is 2 hours and 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Murcia cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Madrid to Murcia?

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.

What time does the first train from Madrid to Murcia leave?

The first train from Madrid to Murcia leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Madrid to Murcia leave?

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.

What's the distance between Madrid and Murcia by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Murcia cover a distance of around 218 miles (351 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Murcia to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Murcia for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/07/2023 for travel on 04/07/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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