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Madrid to Zaragoza by train

It takes an average of 1h 19m to travel from Madrid to Zaragoza by train, over a distance of around 170 miles (273 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Zaragoza and tickets for this journey start from €18.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 15m
Price€18.30 - €77.45
Distance170 miles (273 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationZaragoza
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Madrid to Zaragoza train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Zaragoza for Friday 7th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
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
20:30 Madrid Atocha21:54 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3203 Renfe Get tickets1h 24m, 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
12:30 Madrid Atocha13:45 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3123 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
15:30 Madrid Atocha16:51 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3153 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct
17:30 Madrid Atocha18:51 Zaragoza DeliciasAVE 3173 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct

Renfe and AVE trains from Madrid to Zaragoza

You can travel from Madrid 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 to Zaragoza

Train tickets from Madrid to Zaragoza start at €18.30 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 €49.79.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price48.62
on the day
avg. single price49.79

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 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 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 to Zaragoza take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Zaragoza is 1 hour and 19 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 and Zaragoza by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Zaragoza is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Zaragoza cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Zaragoza can start from as little as €18.30 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 to Zaragoza?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Zaragoza without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Madrid to Zaragoza. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Madrid to Zaragoza leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Zaragoza leaves at 20:30. 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 Zaragoza by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Zaragoza cover a distance of around 170 miles (273 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zaragoza to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid to Zaragoza.
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 to Zaragoza for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 12/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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