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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 59m

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

€25 - €80

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Rideshare  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Valence 356.8 km

€16 - €20

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Valencia Auto Res / ...

€20 - €36

Bus via Aeropuerto T4  •  5h 55m

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

€20 - €24

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia 353.2 km

€30 - €50

Train, fly  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC) MAD - VLC

€29 - €153

Madrid Atocha Station → Valencia
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia is to rideshare which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia is to train which costs €25 - €80 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Valencia via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Valencia is 301 km. The road distance is 353.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia without a car is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs €25 - €80.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla takes 1h 53m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs €25 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €40 and takes 5h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia.
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  • Distance: 301.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 59m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Valencia, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla every 3 hours. Tickets cost €40 - €80 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Valencia every 4 hours. Tickets cost €24 - €35 and the journey takes 4h 15m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €170
Train operators
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 3 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
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Valence
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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blablacar.es

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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 Atocha Station to Valencia bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Valencia station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia is 353 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Valencia.

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

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There are 500+ hotels available in Valencia. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and Valencia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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