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There are 6 ways to get from Valencia to Madrid 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  •  1h 40m

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

45€ - 65€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Madrid 222.1 miles

16€ - 20€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Madrid Auto Res

22€ - 35€

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Madrid 221.9 miles

35€ - 55€

Fly from Valencia  •  2h 57m

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

33€ - 206€

Train to Alicante, fly  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Madrid (MAD) ALC - MAD

56€ - 205€

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

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Madrid is to train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Madrid. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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

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The best way to get from Valencia to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Valencia to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Madrid is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 4h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 210€ and takes 2h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 1h 40m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Valencia to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 1h 40m. Renfe also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Valencia to Madrid every 2 hours. Tickets cost 22€ - 35€ and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Alicante to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
renfe.com
Renfe

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Valencia to Madrid bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Madrid station.

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Valencia to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Madrid is 355 km. It takes approximately 3h 36m to drive from Valencia to Madrid.

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

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Book your Valencia to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 4059+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 60€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Valencia and Madrid. 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 Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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