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Taking the train from Madrid to Murcia in 3 hours 7 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Madrid to Murcia? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 29 minutes to travel the 218 miles (351 km) from Madrid to Murcia by train, although you can get there in as little as 3 hours 7 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 2 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. This route is served by Renfe, Spain's main rail operator. You're likely to travel on one of their high-speed trains – AVE, Avlo, Avant, Alvia or AV-City – or a regional Media Distancia, Regional or Express Regional train during your journey.

Train tickets from Madrid to Murcia start from €18.75 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Murcia? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Madrid to Murcia by train

It takes an average of 3h 29m to travel from Madrid to Murcia by train, over a distance of around 218 miles (351 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Murcia and tickets for this journey start from €18.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 7m
PriceFrom €18.75
Distance218 miles (351 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train06:50
Last train19:50
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationMurcia
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Madrid to Murcia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Murcia for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:50 09:42 3h 52m, 1 change
18:50 21:57 3h 7m, 1 change

Renfe and Alvia trains from Madrid to Murcia

You can travel from Madrid to Murcia 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 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 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 Murcia

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Murcia starts at €18.75 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 Murcia 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 Murcia? 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 Murcia take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Murcia is 3 hours and 29 minutes, with around 2 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 Murcia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Murcia is 3 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Murcia cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid to Murcia can start from as little as €18.75 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 Murcia?

No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to Murcia. Travelling from Madrid to Murcia by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Madrid to Murcia leaves at 06:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Murcia leaves at 19:50. 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 Murcia by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Murcia cover a distance of around 218 miles (351 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Murcia to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid to Murcia.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Murcia for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 02/14/2022 for travel on 02/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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