There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Valencia by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 42m

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

25€ - 80€

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Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Valence 355.3 km

16€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 30m

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

18€ - 35€

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Valencia 355 km

35€ - 60€

Fly  •  2h 53m

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

29€ - 142€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Valencia is to rideshare which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Valencia is to train which costs 25€ - 80€ and takes 1h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Valencia. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 42m.

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The distance between Madrid and Valencia is 302 km. The road distance is 355 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Valencia without a car is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs 25€ - 80€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla takes 1h 42m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Madrid 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 to Valencia is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs 25€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 4h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 29€ - 150€ and takes 2h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Valencia.
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  • Distance: 302.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 42m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 80€ and the journey takes 1h 42m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Valencia once daily. Tickets cost 25€ - 35€ and the journey takes 4h 30m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 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 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
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, Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 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€
Book at
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 to Valencia bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Valencia station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Valencia is 355 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Madrid to Valencia.

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

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Book your Madrid to Valencia train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Madrid to Valencia bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 2040+ hotels available in Valencia. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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