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Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza by train

It takes an average of 1h 27m to travel from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza by train, over a distance of around 169 miles (272 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 19m
Price€15 - €71.80
Distance169 miles (272 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid Atocha
Arrival stationZaragoza
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza for Thursday 25th Feb 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:30 Madrid Atocha07:51 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3063 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct
07:30 Madrid Atocha08:51 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3073 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct
09:30 Madrid Atocha10:45 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3093 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
10:30 Madrid Atocha11:45 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3103 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
12:30 Madrid Atocha13:45 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3123 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
14:25 Madrid Atocha15:46 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3143 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct
16:30 Madrid Atocha17:45 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3163 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
17:30 Madrid Atocha18:51 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3173 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct
18:30 Madrid Atocha19:45 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3183 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
19:05 Madrid Atocha20:30 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3393 Renfe Get tickets1h 25m, direct

Renfe and AVE trains from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza

You can travel from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza on Renfe and AVE 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.

Cheap train tickets from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza

The price of train tickets from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza 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.
lowest price found
from15
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price43.99
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price50.57
on the day
avg. single price52.77

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 Zaragoza 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 Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza? 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 Zaragoza take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid Atocha and Zaragoza is 1 hour and 27 minutes, with around 11 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 Zaragoza by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza is 1 hour and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza 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 Zaragoza?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza 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 Zaragoza leave?

The first train from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza leaves at 00:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza leaves at 10:45. 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 Zaragoza by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza cover a distance of around 169 miles (272 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zaragoza to Madrid Atocha.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/02/2021. 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 14/02/2021 for travel on 24/06/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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