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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 22m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC) MAD - VLC

€23 - €100

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Valencia N794

€19 - €23

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha C1
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla Ave / ...

Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia 361.2 km

€35 - €55

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia by train

The train journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Valencia is around 2h 58m and covers a distance of around 407 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 17m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia train service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Valencia Joaquin Sorolla. Typically 62 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 58m
Fastest train time:
2h 17m
Train distance:
407 km
Trains per week:
62
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
22:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia train schedules

Madrid Airport (MAD) → Valencia
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valencia is 112.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia is to bus which costs €19 - €23 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia is to fly which costs €23 - €100 and takes 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Barajas Airport and arriving at Valencia. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Valencia is 297 km. The road distance is 361.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 22m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid Barajas Airport station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia is to fly which takes 1h 22m and costs €23 - €100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3h 25m, you could also bus, which costs €19 - €23 and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia.
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  • Distance: 296.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 22m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Valencia, Spain?

Air Europa, Iberia and Ryanair fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia via Atocha and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 3h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€40 - €55
Promo+
€45 - €49
Flexible
€60 - €80
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Valencia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Valencia station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia is 361 km. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Valencia.

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Air Europa, Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Valencia Airport.

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