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Travel from Irún to Madrid by train in 6 hours 5 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Irún to Madrid by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Irún to Madrid by train is 6 hours 53 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 6 hours 5 minutes. Around 7 trains per day travel the 224 miles (361 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Madrid. Jump on one of Renfe's high-speed or regional trains to Madrid and you'll be there in no time. Connecting major destinations in Spain, Renfe offers comfortable seating and air-conditioning on all their trains as standard.

Book train tickets from Irún to Madrid in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €16.80. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Irún to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 6h 53m to travel from Irún to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 224 miles (361 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Irún to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €16.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 5m
PriceFrom €16.80
Distance224 miles (361 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
First train08:23
Last train14:53
Departure stationIrún
Arrival stationMadrid
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Irún to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Irún to Madrid for Tuesday 2nd November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:23 13:28 6h 5m, direct
09:28 17:31 8h 3m, 2 changes
09:28 17:00 7h 32m, 1 change
10:54 17:31 6h 37m, 3 changes
10:54 17:00 6h 6m, 2 changes
11:58 18:37 6h 39m, 1 change
13:53 21:06 7h 13m, direct

Renfe, Alvia and Media Distancia trains from Irún to Madrid

You can travel from Irún to Madrid on Renfe, Alvia and Media Distancia 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 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.

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.

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Irún to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Irún to Madrid starts at €16.80 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 Irún 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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Irún and Madrid is 6 hours and 53 minutes, with around 7 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 Irún and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Irún to Madrid is 6 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Irún to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Irún to Madrid can start from as little as €16.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Irún to Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Irún to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Irún to Madrid each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Irún to Madrid leaves at 08:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Irún to Madrid leaves at 14:53. 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 Irún and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Irún to Madrid cover a distance of around 224 miles (361 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Irún.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Irún to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/02/2021. 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 11/17/2021 for travel on 11/17/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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