Renfe offers the Madrid-Elche-Orihuela AVE service with four trains per day - two in each direction between Madrid Puerta de Atoche and the Elche Alta Velocity and Orihuela Miguel Hernández stations.
The new service offers a direct connection between Madrid and Elche in 2 hours and 10 minutes, which on the section to Orihuela will be 2 hours and 22 minutes.
When Pam and I went to Madrid we flew from Alicante-Elche Airport. The flight time is just under an hour but of course we had to get to the airport, be there in advance, collect our luggage at Madrid and take a taxi from Madrid Airport to the city. One hour easily became five or more.
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