Are train schedules consistent? Need to get from Calatayud to Madrid to catch a flight.

Are the times for rail travel between Calatayud and Madrid Spain pretty consistent? I need to book a flight but I want to make sure there are trains leaving early enough to get me to the airport by 11 a.m. The flight is in June and I guess they haven't opened the June schedule for ticketing yet.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 22, 2019 19:17
    Hi Vicki,

    Rest assured, you can safely expect there to still be early trains. Generally, schedules do not fluctuate much, if at all, throughout the year. For this route, I would not anticipate the departure times to change between now and June.

    Trains from Calatayud to Madrid are AVE or Alvia high-speed trains. You would purchase tickets from Calatayud to Madrid by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    Generally, trains in Spain can be booked within 60-90 days of an intended departure date. Since dates in June are not yet ready to be booked, you can use an earlier date just to get an idea of schedules and ticket costs in the meantime.

    Trains from Calatayud arrive into the Atocha station in Madrid. To commute from the Atocha station to the Madrid Barajas Airport, you would take Line C-1 of the local 'Cercanías' commuter rail network. The Cercanías trains leave out of the Cercanías branch of the Atocha station. The Cercanías trains depart once every 30 minutes throughout the day and the ride to the airport takes about 25-30 minutes.

    As a bonus, your Calatayud-Madrid ticket would actually be valid to cover you on the Cercanías transfer to the airport. For it to be valid, you would just have to make your transfer to the airport within 3 hours of your arrival into Atocha from Calatayud.
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