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Travelling from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal

Fancy combining a city break with some time by the sea? Well, you can do just that when you take the train from Madrid to Alicante. The high-speed AVE trains operated by Renfe offer a speedy cross-country service, taking you from Madrid to Alicante in just 2h 20m. This route makes getting to the coast so much easier than flying and it saves you time, too. Plus, you don’t need to worry about luggage space or restrictions on liquids. Sun lotion in your hand luggage, no problem.

In Alicante, you’ll enjoy the warm climate in summer, especially at Playa de San Juan. But it is not all about the beach. You can also climb to Castillo de Santa Barbara to appreciate the views and visit the archaeological museum to learn more about the area. Find your next train from Madrid to Alicante in our Journey Planner above.

Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal by train

It takes an average of 2h 28m to travel from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal by train, over a distance of around 222 miles (358 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 16m
PriceFrom €15
Distance222 miles (358 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train06:45
Last train20:15
Departure stationMadrid Atocha
Arrival stationAlicante Terminal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:45 09:14 2h 29m, direct
08:25 10:41 2h 16m, direct
09:45 12:14 2h 29m, direct
11:11 14:02 2h 51m, direct
13:10 15:39 2h 29m, direct
15:45 18:14 2h 29m, direct
18:05 20:21 2h 16m, direct
20:15 22:44 2h 29m, direct

Renfe, AVE and Alvia trains from Madrid Atocha to Alacant-Terminal

You can travel from Madrid Atocha to Alacant-Terminal on Renfe, AVE 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).

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 four comfort classes – Turista (standard class), Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats), Preferente (lounge access, wide leather seats, food and drink service) and Club (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.

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 Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal

The price of train tickets from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal starts at €15 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 Atocha to Alicante Terminal 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 Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal? 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 Atocha to Alicante Terminal take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid Atocha and Alicante Terminal is 2 hours and 28 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 Madrid Atocha and Alicante Terminal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal is 2 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal can start from as little as €15 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 Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal leave?

The first train from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal leaves at 06:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal leave?

The last train from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal leaves at 20:15. 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 Atocha and Alicante Terminal by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal cover a distance of around 222 miles (358 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Alicante Terminal to Madrid Atocha.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid Atocha to Alicante Terminal for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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 07/18/2021 for travel on 07/18/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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