There are 7 ways to get from Valencia to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

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

$55 - $75

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Rideshare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Madrid 222.6 miles

$18 - $23

5 alternative options

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Madrid Auto Res

$26 - $40

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Alcalá de Henares 047

$36 - $52

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Madrid 222 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Valencia  •  3 h 3 min

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

$39 - $238

Train to Alicante, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Madrid (MAD) ALC - MAD

$65 - $231

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

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Madrid is to train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 1 h 41 min.

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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 4 h 30 min.

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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 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Madrid is 302 km. The road distance is 355.2 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 1 h 41 min 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 Spanish Railways 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 1 h 41 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 3 h 3 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Valencia to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 41 min. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Valencia to Madrid every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Alicante to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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blablacar.es

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