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Taking the train from Seville to Madrid

Travel by train from one of Spain’s most beautiful and architecturally stunning cities to the capital with us. You might think the journey from Seville to Madrid is too far for a train, but thanks to Renfe’s high-speed rail services, you can wake up in Seville for breakfast and be boating your way around the lake at Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid before lunchtime.  

The good news doesn’t stop there either. Renfe trains are fantastically well equipped with luxurious First Class carriages - look out for Preferente or Club tickets to experience it. You’ll be able to travel much more comfortably than you would by air, even if you just take the Standard Class carriage. So, knowing all that, what are you waiting for? Book a ticket above! Or, if you need more info, we’ve got everything you’ll need below. 

Journey timeFrom 2h 25m
Price€22.90 - €137.30
Distance390km (242 miles)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationSeville
Arrival stationMadrid
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorssocibus

Seville to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Seville to Madrid for Saturday 25th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
14:58 Sevilla Santa Justa17:50 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 2135 Renfe Get tickets2h 52m, direct
15:30 Sevilla Santa Justa18:05 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 8155 Renfe Get tickets2h 35m, 1 change
15:45 Sevilla Santa Justa18:15 Madrid AtochaAVE 2151 Renfe Get tickets2h 30m, direct
16:45 Sevilla Santa Justa19:17 Madrid AtochaAVE 2161 Renfe Get tickets2h 32m, direct
17:45 Sevilla Santa Justa20:17 Madrid AtochaAVE 2171 Renfe Get tickets2h 32m, direct
18:45 Sevilla Santa Justa21:17 Madrid AtochaAVE 2181 Renfe Get tickets2h 32m, direct
19:45 Sevilla Santa Justa22:17 Madrid AtochaAVE 2191 Renfe Get tickets2h 32m, direct
21:00 Sevilla Santa Justa23:52 Madrid AtochaAVE 2411 Renfe Get tickets2h 52m, direct
07:00 Sevilla Santa Justa10:02 Madrid AtochaAVE 2471 Renfe Get tickets3h 02m, direct
08:45 Sevilla Santa Justa11:15 Madrid AtochaAVE 2081 Renfe Get tickets2h 30m, direct

Renfe, AVE, AV-City and Alvia trains from Seville to Madrid

You can travel from Seville to Madrid on Renfe, AVE, AV-City 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).

AVE is Renfe's high-speed train, with trains capable of reaching up to 330 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.

Designed to complement its AVE high-speed service, Renfe’s AV-City trains usually offer cheaper fares than the AVE. The trains have two comfort classes available – Turista (standard) and Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats and extra legroom). All trains have air conditioning and WiFi on board, and most also have a buffet carriage serving food and beverages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h on international lines and 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 Seville to Madrid

Train tickets from Seville to Madrid start at €22.90 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 €73.02.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price63.62
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price63.94
on the day
avg. single price73.02

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 Seville 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 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 Seville 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 Seville to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Seville and Madrid is 2 hours and 37 minutes, with around 21 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 Seville and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Seville to Madrid is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Seville to Madrid cost?

Train tickets from Seville to Madrid can start from as little as €22.90 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 Seville to Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Seville to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Seville to Madrid. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Seville to Madrid leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Seville to Madrid leaves at 21:00. 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 Seville and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Seville to Madrid cover a distance of around 390km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Seville.
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 Seville to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/01/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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