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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 10m to travel from Murcia to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 218 miles (351 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Murcia to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €18.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 9m
PriceFrom €18.75
Distance218 miles (351 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
First train05:41
Last train20:09
Departure stationMurcia
Arrival stationMadrid
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Murcia to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Murcia to Madrid for Monday 20th September 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:41 Murcia08:50 Madrid AtochaIntercity 11067 Renfe Get tickets3h 9m, 1 change
09:16 Murcia12:48 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 5597 Renfe Get tickets3h 32m, direct
09:30 Murcia15:10 Madrid AtochaTalgo 460 Renfe Get tickets5h 40m, 1 change
13:47 Murcia18:20 Madrid AtochaTalgo 264 Renfe Get tickets4h 33m, 1 change
16:49 Murcia20:25 Madrid AtochaIntercity 11183 Renfe Get tickets3h 36m, 1 change
17:16 Murcia22:46 Madrid AtochaMedia Distancia 14202 Renfe Get tickets5h 30m, 1 change
20:09 Murcia23:20 Madrid AtochaIntercity 11207 Renfe Get tickets3h 11m, 1 change
05:41 Murcia08:50 Madrid AtochaIntercity 11067 Renfe Get tickets3h 9m, 1 change
09:16 Murcia12:48 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 5597 Renfe Get tickets3h 32m, direct
09:30 Murcia15:10 Madrid AtochaTalgo 460 Renfe Get tickets5h 40m, 1 change

Renfe and Alvia trains from Murcia to Madrid

You can travel from Murcia to Madrid 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 Murcia to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Murcia to Madrid 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 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 10 minutes, with around 7 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 3 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Murcia to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Murcia to Madrid 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 Murcia to Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Murcia to Madrid without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train 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 05:41. 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 20:09. 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 09/20/2021. 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 06/23/2021 for travel on 06/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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