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How to travel from Jaén to Madrid by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Jaén to Madrid? Look no further.

There are around 8 trains per day running between Jaén and Madrid, which usually take 3 hours 44 minutes to complete the 182 miles (293 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 30 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can travel on this route with Renfe, which is the main train operator in Spain and has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe. During your trip, you may travel on one of their high-speed or regional services, all of which offer comfort and air-conditioning as standard.

You can save money on train tickets from Jaén to Madrid if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €34.85. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Jaén to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 3h 44m to travel from Jaén to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 182 miles (293 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Jaén to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €34.85 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 30m
PriceFrom €34.85
Distance182 miles (293 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train05:40
Last train17:20
Departure stationJaén
Arrival stationMadrid
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsGrupo Samar, Renfe

Jaén to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Jaén to Madrid for Thursday 19th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:40 Jaén09:10 Madrid AtochaIR 13331 Renfe 3h 30m, 1 change
06:12 Jaén09:59 Madrid - Atocha CercaníasIR 18031 Renfe 3h 47m, direct
06:39 Jaén10:32 Madrid AtochaIR 13079 Renfe 3h 53m, 1 change
08:32 Jaén12:13 Madrid - Atocha CercaníasIR 18033 Renfe 3h 41m, direct
14:32 Jaén18:15 Madrid AtochaIR 13083 Renfe 3h 43m, 1 change
15:22 Jaén19:05 Madrid - Atocha CercaníasIR 18035 Renfe 3h 43m, direct

Renfe and Media Distancia trains from Jaén to Madrid

You can travel from Jaén to Madrid on Renfe 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 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 Jaén to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Jaén to Madrid starts at €34.85 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 Jaén 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 Jaén 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 Jaén to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Jaén and Madrid is 3 hours and 44 minutes, with around 8 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 Jaén and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Jaén to Madrid is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Jaén to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Jaén to Madrid can start from as little as €34.85 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 Jaén to Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Jaén to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Jaén 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 Jaén to Madrid leave?

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

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

The last train from Jaén to Madrid leaves at 17:20. 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 Jaén and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Jaén to Madrid cover a distance of around 182 miles (293 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Jaén.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Jaén to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/19/2022. 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 06/08/2022 for travel on 06/08/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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