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Taking the train from Murcia to Madrid

Imagine arriving at a unique train station, a train station like Madrid Atocha that is also a botanical garden. A glimpse of tropical rainforest greets you when you step off your train from Murcia to Madrid. With several departures a day, some of which are direct, and journey times from just three and a half hours, making the journey by train between these two cities is as easy as a stroll in the forest.

Forget about long motorway drives, lengthy check-in times or motorway tolls, your high-speed AVE train has every comfort while your journey is stress-free. Read a book or admire the Spanish scenery as you whizz through it at speeds that can reach 300 km/h (186 mph).

There are multiple ticket choices at different prices, while upgrading to Confort (First Class) offers even more comfort and complimentary snacks. All carriages have leather seats, toilets, power sockets and plenty of space for your luggage. And, when you arrive you only have to step out of Madrid Atocha Station to find the Reina Sofia, Thyssen-Bornemisza National and Prado art galleries literally on the doorstep. Check out the FAQs below and start searching for train times and tickets now.

Murcia to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 4h 47m to travel from Murcia to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 218 miles (351 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Murcia to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €19.25 when you book in advance.

First train

06:25

Last train

21:20

Departure station

Murcia

Arrival station

Madrid

Journey time

2h 45m

Distance

351 miles (218 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From €19.25

Train and bus operators

ALSA, Renfe

Murcia to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Murcia to Madrid for Tuesday 14th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:25 08:10 2h 45m, direct
05:40 09:00 3h 20m, 1 change
07:15 11:08 3h 53m, 1 change
07:55 12:22 4h 27m, 1 change
10:50 14:18 3h 28m, direct
12:55 16:07 3h 12m, 1 change
12:55 15:40 2h 45m, direct
14:50 19:05 4h 15m, 1 change
18:25 21:47 3h 22m, direct
20:20 07:58 11h 38m, 2 changes

AVE and Renfe trains from Murcia to Madrid

You can travel from Murcia to Madrid on AVE and Renfe 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.

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 two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (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. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Murcia to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Murcia to Madrid starts at €19.25 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 Murcia to Madrid 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 Murcia to Madrid? 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 Murcia to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Murcia and Madrid is 4 hours and 47 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 Murcia and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Murcia to Madrid is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Murcia to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Murcia to Madrid can start from as little as €19.25 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 Murcia to Madrid?

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

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

The first train from Murcia to Madrid leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Murcia to Madrid leaves at 21:20. 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 Murcia and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Murcia to Madrid 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 Madrid to Murcia. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Murcia to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Murcia to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 03/09/2023 for travel on 03/09/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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