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Madrid to Cádiz by train

It takes an average of 5h 20m to travel from Madrid to Cádiz by train, over a distance of around 303 miles (487 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Cádiz and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 5m
PriceFrom €15
Distance303 miles (487 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train06:00
Last train18:35
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationCádiz
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSocibus, Renfe

Madrid to Cádiz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Cádiz for Thursday 24th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:00 Madrid Atocha11:26 CádizAVE 2070 Renfe Get tickets4h 26m, 1 change
08:00 Madrid Atocha12:26 CádizAVE 2080 Renfe Get tickets4h 26m, 1 change
08:30 Madrid Atocha12:52 CádizAlvia/Avant 2084 Renfe Get tickets4h 22m, direct
09:05 Madrid Atocha14:30 CádizAVE 2090 Renfe Get tickets5h 25m, 1 change
11:05 Madrid Atocha15:14 CádizAlvia/Avant 2114 Renfe Get tickets4h 9m, direct
11:50 Madrid Atocha16:27 CádizAVE 2310 Renfe Get tickets4h 37m, 1 change
13:30 Madrid Atocha17:40 CádizAlvia/Avant 2134 Renfe Get tickets4h 10m, direct
14:00 Madrid Atocha18:25 CádizAVE 2140 Renfe Get tickets4h 25m, 1 change
16:10 Madrid Atocha20:15 CádizAlvia/Avant 2164 Renfe Get tickets4h 5m, direct
17:00 Madrid Atocha21:50 CádizAVE 2170 Renfe Get tickets4h 50m, 1 change

Renfe and Alvia trains from Madrid to Cádiz

You can travel from Madrid to Cádiz on Renfe 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).

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 to Cádiz

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Cádiz 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 to Cádiz 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 to Cádiz? 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 to Cádiz take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Cádiz is 5 hours and 20 minutes, with around 12 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 and Cádiz by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Cádiz is 4 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Cádiz cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid to Cádiz 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 to Cádiz?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Cádiz without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Madrid to Cádiz each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Madrid to Cádiz leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Cádiz leaves at 18:35. 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 and Cádiz by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Cádiz cover a distance of around 303 miles (487 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cádiz to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Cádiz for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/24/2021. 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 07/01/2021 for travel on 07/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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