|Journey time||From 5h 6m|
|Distance||305 miles (490 km)|
|Frequency||4 trains per day|
|Departure station||San Roque – La Línea|
|Arrival station||Madrid Atocha|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||Renfe|
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.
The Altaria service is operated by Talgo trains that make day trips over long distances and connect central and southern Spain at speeds of up to 125 mph (200 km/h). Altaria services connects Madrid with the Murcia and Andalusia regions, and have two classes with different levels of comfort – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).
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 San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha 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 San Roque – La Línea and Madrid Atocha is 5 hours and 27 minutes, with around 4 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 San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha is 5 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha can start from as little as $23.14 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 San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha leaves at 06:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha leaves at 17:38. 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 San Roque – La Línea to Madrid Atocha cover a distance of around 305 miles (490 km) during the journey.