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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Valence by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Valence Ville Lyon - Marseille Multi Activités / ...

138€ - 195€

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Bus  •  14h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Valence

55€ - 110€

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Train via Barcelona  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...

135€ - 214€

Drive  •  10h 33m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Valence 703.5 miles

130€ - 190€

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS) MAD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Valence Ville

62€ - 198€

Fly to Marseille, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Valence Ville

68€ - 212€

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Ville

80€ - 249€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Valence is to bus which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 14h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Valence is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Valence. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 14h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Valence. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Valence Ville via Avignon TGV and Avignon Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Madrid and Valence is 863 km. The road distance is 1125.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Valence without a car is to train which takes 9h and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 9h to get from Madrid to Valence, including transfers.

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Madrid to Valence bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Valence train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Valence is to train which takes 9h and costs 130€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 14h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Valence.
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  • Distance: 539.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Valence, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Valence via Avignon TGV and Avignon Centre in around 9h. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Madrid to Valence 3 times a week. Tickets cost 70€ - 110€ and the journey takes 14h 28m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
25€ - 190€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 450€
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Centre to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
1st Class
27€ - 45€
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 55€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 27€
1st Class
25€ - 40€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Centre to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 30€
1st Class
42€ - 47€
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 105€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
90€ - 105€
1st Class
120€ - 180€
Train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 25€
1st Class
36€ - 38€
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
31€ - 36€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Valence
Ave. Duration
2 days 19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Madrid to Valence bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, arrive at Valence station.

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Madrid to Valence train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Valence Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Valence is 1126 km. It takes approximately 10h 33m to drive from Madrid to Valence.

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easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 288+ hotels available in Valence. Prices start at 55€ per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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