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Journey timeFrom 1h 55m
Price$17.39 - $233.13
Distance284km (176 miles)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid Chamartín
Arrival stationLeón
ChangesDirect trains available
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Madrid Chamartín to León train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid Chamartín to León for Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:0209:212h 19m, direct
09:3511:502h 15m, direct
11:4514:152h 30m, direct
14:4016:442h 04m, direct
17:3019:452h 15m, direct
18:2620:432h 17m, direct
20:2522:201h 55m, direct
21:3004:457h 15m, 2 changes
21:4309:1711h 34m, 2 changes

Renfe, AVE, AV-City and Alvia trains from Madrid Chamartín to León

You can travel from Madrid Chamartín to León on Renfe, AVE, AV-City 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 high-speed train, with trains capable of reaching up to 330 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.

Designed to complement its AVE high-speed service, Renfe’s AV-City trains usually offer cheaper fares than the AVE. The trains have two comfort classes available – Turista (standard) and Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats and extra legroom). All trains have air conditioning and WiFi on board, and most also have a buffet carriage serving food and beverages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h on international lines and 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 Chamartín to León

Train tickets from Madrid Chamartín to León start at €14.90 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 €49.20.
lowest price found
from14.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price37.70
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price48.27
on the day
avg. single price49.20

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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 Chamartín to León by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 Chamartín to León? 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 Chamartín to León take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid Chamartín and León is 3 hours and 49 minutes, with around 9 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 Chamartín and León by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid Chamartín to León is 1 hour and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid Chamartín to León cost?

Train tickets from Madrid Chamartín to León can start from as little as €14.90 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 Madrid Chamartín to León?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid Chamartín to León without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Madrid Chamartín to León. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Madrid Chamartín to León leave?

The first train from Madrid Chamartín to León leaves at 07:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Madrid Chamartín to León leave?

The last train from Madrid Chamartín to León leaves at 21:43. 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 Chamartín and León by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid Chamartín to León cover a distance of around 284km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from León to Madrid Chamartín.
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 Madrid Chamartín to León for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 05/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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