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There are 6 ways to get from Valencia to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 52m

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

25€ - 80€

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Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Madrid 355.4 km

16€ - 20€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Madrid Auto Res

25€ - 35€

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Madrid 355 km

35€ - 55€

Fly from Valencia  •  3h 7m

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

20€ - 243€

Train to Alicante, fly  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Alicante-Termino
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Madrid (MAD) ALC - MAD

35€ - 452€

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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 25€ - 80€ and takes 1h 52m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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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 52m and costs 25€ - 80€.

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The train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 52m and costs 25€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 4h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 19€ - 250€ and takes 3h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 302.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 5 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 80€ and the journey takes 1h 52m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Valencia to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost 25€ - 35€ and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 350€
Flights from Valencia to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
21€ - 350€
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 330€
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 350€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 and Iberia offer flights from Valencia Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Valencia to Madrid train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Valencia to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4321+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ 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 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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