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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  •  1 h 42 min

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

$50 - $75

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Rideshare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Valence 222.1 miles

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Valencia Auto Res

$26 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Valencia 221.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  2 h 45 min

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

$38 - $237

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

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Valencia is to train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Valencia. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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

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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 1 h 42 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla takes 1 h 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 Spanish Railways 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 1 h 42 min and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 210€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Valencia.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Valencia hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Valencia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Valence
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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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 1 h.

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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 Spanish Railways 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 3 h 37 min 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 bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 1783+ hotels available in Valencia. Prices start at $52 USD 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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