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

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Valence

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Valencia

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Valencia

Fly

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

Madrid to Valencia by train

82 Weekly Trains
1h 53m Average Duration
€25 Cheapest Price
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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 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Valencia. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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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 two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Madrid and Valencia is 302 km. The road distance is 354.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Valencia without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m 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 two hours.

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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 53m and costs €25 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €40 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €150 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Valencia.
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  • Distance: 302.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla every 2 hours. Tickets cost €40 - €80 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Valencia 5 times a day. Tickets cost €24 - €40 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €180
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 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 25m 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 252+ hotels available in Valencia. Prices start at €100 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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