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Alicante to Madrid Bus

Alicante to Madrid Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Alsa 10:15 10:15 8 hrs 50 mins VIEW PRICE

Alicante to Madrid Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus Tickets
5 hrs 25 mins
EUR 36.06

Alicante to Madrid Bus Distance

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Alicante to Madrid Bus

Alicante to Madrid Bus Tickets

Madrid is a young city that offers adventurous vibes, being the soul of Spain. From posh football stadiums, historical museums, and chic eateries, the city has splendid weather marked by hot summers and cold winters. Spain is known for its impressive landmarks like The Royal Palace of Madrid, Sabatini Gardens, and Puerta del Sol. The city has a rich history that is distinctive and noted through its stunning monuments. An easy way to reach Madrid from Alicante is by taking a bus from the Alicante bus station, with the journey taking about 4 hours 45 minutes. Some buses can take about 5 hours while direct buses may sometimes take as long as 7 hrs 29 minutes to cover the distance of 360 km on the road. The best time to visit Madrid is during the winter months when hotel prices fall, and the crowds aren’t huge.

Tickets cost on average $45, but tourists can get great deals starting at $41 if they book early. It is recommended to book a bus from Alicante to Madrid, a few weeks in advance, to ensure availability of seats and a hassle-free travelling experience. Other than buses, redBus also provides non-stop flights from Alicante to Madrid airport on the app.

How to book Alicante to Madrid bus tickets?

Travelling to Madrid from Alicante is easy when you do it with redBus. If it’s your first time booking bus tickets to Madrid, here is what you need to do:

  1. Download the redBus mobile app from Google Play Store and install it. Open the redBus app and set the Source Destination to Alicante. Select Madrid as the travel destination and click on Search bus tickets.
  2. You will be provided with a list of available bus operators and schedules. Apply filters based on the search results displayed, such as the number of seats, A/C buses, boarding points, prices, etc. redBus has many filters you can use to narrow down your search and find the right travel operator for you
  3. Pick a bus operator and proceed. Fill up your passenger details, choose your desired seats, and go to the payment section. Select a payment method, pay for your bus tickets, and confirm your booking. redBus has various payment modes that users can use for their convenience.
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address after the payment is made. Your trip details will be mentioned there along with contact info and details of the bus operator. On the day of departure, a few hours before the arrival of your bus, an SMS and tracking link will be sent to your phone.
  5. Open it to see your trip’s status and make sure you arrive at your boarding point on time. Many bus operators also call up redBus users an hour before reaching the trip’s pickup point, thus ensuring that travellers aren’t left behind.

Popular Operators on Alicante to Madrid Bus Route

Alsa is the leading bus operator in Spain that provides regular buses from Alicante to Madrid. Having serviced over 392.2 million passengers and being an integral partner of the National Express Group, Alsa buses allow travellers to travel from Alicante to Madrid without worries comfortably.

No major bus operators are servicing this route besides Alsa as of this moment. Wearing face masks is mandatory before boarding these buses, and travellers are expected to practice safe social distancing due to COVID-19 safety rules. The social distancing requirement for Madrid bus coaches is 1.5 meters for passengers travelling from Alicante.

Boarding Points in Alicante

There is only one boarding point for getting buses from Alicante to Madrid. It is:

  • Alicante Central Bus Station

Drop-off Points in Madrid

Madrid has one primary bus station which serves as the drop-off point for passengers travelling from Alicante to Madrid:

  • Madrid South Bus Station

Alicante to Madrid Bus Timings

The first bus leaves at 01:45 am, and the last bus for Madrid departs by 17:15 from the Alicante Central Bus Station. Most buses do not operate on Sundays along this route.

Alicante to Madrid Bus Price

Ticket prices begin at USD 45.24 and go up to USD 51.31 for buses travelling from Alicante to Madrid. The costs vary depending on the bus schedule, availability of seats, the season of the year, and overall demand for online bookings. The cheapest rates and discounts are advised to make bus bookings as early as possible a few weeks in advance, preferably, to guarantee a comfortable travelling experience.

The best way to get to Madrid from Alicante is by taking a bus. redBus makes it easy for travellers to book bus tickets online with just a few simple taps. Book a bus ticket with redBus today and explore the beauty of Madrid by having an incredible journey!


How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??

A: You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.

Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?

A: This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.

Where can I find the location of my bus stop?

A: As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.

How early should I arrive for the trip?

A: Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.

Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?

A: Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.

At what time do buses start from Alicante to Madrid?

A: Buses from Alicante to Madrid generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.

Are there any discounts available on the route from Alicante to Madrid?

A: Alicante to Madrid is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.



  • Alicante Central Bus Station


  • Madrid South Bus Station


Visit the redBus app or website to view the rest stops that are available on the way while traveling by bus from Alicante to Madrid. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.

Travel Safety during Covid-19

Covid-19 Updates on Alicante to Madrid Bus Route

Travel Safe from Alicante to Madrid during Covid-19 Pandemic
  • While traveling from Alicante to Madrid during Covid-19 Pandemic, passengers have to follow certain guidelines as per the orders of the Government and local authorities. One can find the key highlights of the restrictions to follow from Alicante to Madrid route on this page.
Covid-19 Test and Quarantine Rules
  • If you are wondering if you need to take a Covid-19 test while travelling from Alicante to Madrid during Covid-19 Pandemic or looking for quarantine rules, this page will give you updated information on the same, so that you can keep the documents handy while travelling.
List of Useful Resources
  • Passengers need to visit the official website of the Government and take a note of Covid-19 PCR test validity for traveling on this bus route.

General Covid-19 Guidelines to follow while in Madrid

Mandatory Mask
Minimum 1 meter of physical distance
Sanitizing hands
Temperature checks at public places

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