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Trains from Cádiz to Madrid

On the southern coast of Spain lies historic Cádiz, known for its beautiful Cathedral and traditional watchtowers for spotting nearby ships. From Cádiz, you can travel to Madrid in just over 4 hours on Renfe’s high-speed AVE trains. And when you arrive, exploring the magnificent Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace are just the tip of the iceberg.

Direct high-speed trains with Renfe are the fastest way to get to Madrid from Cádiz. You arrive straight in the centre of Madrid so you don’t need to worry about airport transfers, you don’t need to pack and sort your liquids and you can bring as much luggage along as you like. Ready to travel to Madrid? Use our Journey Planner to book cheap tickets or scroll down for helpful route information.

Cádiz to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 14h 21m to travel from Cádiz to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 303 miles (487 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Cádiz to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €22.55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 19m
Price€22.55 - €133.20
Distance303 miles (487 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationCádiz
Arrival stationMadrid
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorssocibus

Cádiz to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cádiz to Madrid for jueves 4º jun. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:28 Cádiz21:32 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 2175 Renfe Get tickets4h 04m, direct
20:40 Cádiz10:15 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13021 Renfe Get tickets13h 35m, 2 changes
09:40 Cádiz14:17 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13007 Renfe Get tickets4h 37m, 1 change
11:40 Cádiz16:55 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13009 Renfe Get tickets5h 15m, 1 change
12:40 Cádiz18:28 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13011 Renfe Get tickets5h 48m, 2 changes
14:40 Cádiz19:17 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13013 Renfe Get tickets4h 37m, 1 change
17:28 Cádiz21:32 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 2175 Renfe Get tickets4h 04m, direct
18:40 Cádiz10:15 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13031 Renfe Get tickets15h 35m, 1 change
08:40 Cádiz14:17 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13005 Renfe Get tickets5h 37m, 1 change
11:40 Cádiz16:55 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 13009 Renfe Get tickets5h 15m, 1 change

Renfe and Alvia trains from Cádiz to Madrid

You can travel from Cádiz to Madrid on Renfe and Alvia 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.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Cheap train tickets from Cádiz to Madrid

Train tickets from Cádiz to Madrid start at €22.55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €83.66.
lowest price found
from22.55
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price69.70
on the day
avg. single price83.66

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 Cádiz to Madrid 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cádiz to Madrid? 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 Cádiz to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Cádiz and Madrid is 14 hours and 21 minutes, with around 3 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 Cádiz and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cádiz to Madrid is 10 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Cádiz to Madrid cost?

Train tickets from Cádiz to Madrid can start from as little as €22.55 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 Cádiz to Madrid?

No, there are no direct train services from Cádiz to Madrid. Travelling from Cádiz to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Cádiz to Madrid leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Cádiz to Madrid leaves at 14:40. 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 Cádiz and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Cádiz to Madrid cover a distance of around 303 miles (487 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Cádiz.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cádiz to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/06/2020. 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 01/06/2020 for travel on 30/04/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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