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

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Train  •  1h 53m

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

25€ - 80€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Valence 356.8 km

16€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Valencia Auto Res

25€ - 35€

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Valencia 354.6 km

30€ - 50€

Fly  •  2h 52m

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

28€ - 107€

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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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 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 three 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 25€ - 35€ and takes 4h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 28€ - 110€ and takes 2h 52m.

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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 4 hours. Tickets cost 40€ - 80€ and the journey takes 1h 53m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Valencia once daily. Tickets cost 25€ - 35€ and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 170€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
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 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 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
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€
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 25m to drive from Madrid to Valencia.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines 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 1387+ 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 and Valencia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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