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Madrid to Alicante Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Madrid to Alicante Train Tickets

On your next tour of magnificent Spain, why not include a scenic trip from Madrid to Alicante by train on the itinerary? You’ll board a sleek, stylish AVE high-speed train operated by Renfe, the country’s top passenger rail service provider. As you coast along at speeds of up to 250km/h, relax and enjoy the ride in a nice, quiet, climate-controlled atmosphere. Simply choose the ticket fare and travel class that best suit your budget, and leave the rest to Renfe!

Located on Spain’s Costa Blanca coastline, the port city of Alicante is as energetic as it is magnetic. Here, you’ll find sun-soaked beaches, vast shopping malls, compelling museums and fun, family-oriented parks. Of particular interest, is the imposing Santa Bárbara Castle that sits atop Mount Benacantil in the city’s historic center. Also worthy of note, are the ancient San Nicolas Cathedral and palm-tree lined Explanada de España promenade.

Purchase your Renfe e-ticket right here, then simply print it out at home upon email delivery. With your ticket in hand, you’ll be all set to travel from Madrid to Alicante by train, seat reservation included!

Journey details

Frequency
Trains depart every 1 to 2 hours on average, with between 8 and 11 non-stop departures daily

Travel time
2 hours and 16 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
AMadrid Puerta de Atocha and Alicante Terminal

Train features
Renfe AVE high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 250km/h

Renfe E-ticket fares

  • Renfe E-ticket Promo Fare
    The least expensive option, offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Ticket exchanges or refunds are not permitted.
  • Renfe E-ticket Promo+ Fare
    Slightly more expensive than the Promo fare, and also offering variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a cancellation fee applies.
  • Renfe E-ticket Base Fare
    The base fare is not discounted, and also offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-ticket classes

  • Turista
    Standard class with comfortable seating, power outlet access for laptops and other mobile devices, a food and drink trolley service when available, plus access to the cafeteria car.
  • Turista Plus
    Upgraded “Turista” class with spacious, reclining seats.
  • Preferente
    First class with deluxe reclining leather seats plus a la carte restaurant dining and bar service at your seat.

Renfe E-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children between the ages of 4 and 13 receive a discount off the base fare.
    Children under 4 years old who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
  • Youth and Senior discounts
    Youths under 26 years of age and seniors over 60 may also be entitled to a reduced price on the base fare (terms and conditions apply).

Renfe AVE train services

Services
Turista
Turista Plus
Preferente
Air conditioning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comfort seating
Yes
Deluxe seating
Yes
Yes
Cafeteria car selling light meals, snacks and drinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Baby changing facilities and play areas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Access to AVE’s VIP lounge (with TV, newspapers, internet access)
Yes
Yes
Power socket, TV screen, and radio at every seat
Yes
Yes
Yes
Access to AVE’s VIP lounge (with TV, newspapers, internet access)
Yes
Free parking (24h one-way ticket; 48h round-trip ticket)
Yes
Access to newspapers and magazines
Yes
Hot meals served at your seat (no extra charge)
Yes
Restaurant dining at your seat
Yes
Drinks served at your seat
Yes

More info

Seat reservations
Your Renfe e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery
Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document, which you can print from home and is valid for travel from Madrid to Alicante by train.

Airport transfer
Get a free airport transfer ticket to Madrid’s Puerta de Atocha train station with the purchase of your Renfe e-ticket. After arriving at the airport in Madrid, go to a Renfe ticket collection machine. Enter the 5-digit pass code called “CombinadoCercanias” located on the left upper corner of your PDF ticket to retrieve your free airport transfer ticket.

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