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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 47m

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

€25 - €80

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Madrid 355.3 km

€16 - €20

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Madrid Auto Res

€24 - €35

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Madrid 354.6 km

€30 - €50

Fly from Valencia  •  3h 2m

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

€22 - €143

Train to Alicante, fly  •  5h 5m

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

€39 - €132

Valencia to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Valencia and Madrid is around 1h 53m and covers a distance of around 390 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 38m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Valencia to Madrid train service departs from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically 81 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 53m
Fastest train time:
1h 38m
Trains per week:
81
Cheapest price:
€25
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:13
Last train departs at:
21:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Valencia to Madrid train schedules

Valencia → Madrid
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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 47m.

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

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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 three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 47m.

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The distance between Valencia and Madrid is 302 km. The road distance is 354.6 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs €25 - €80.

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The train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 1h 47m including transfers and departs every three 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 47m and costs €25 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 4h, you could also fly, which costs €21 - €150 and takes 3h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 302.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 47m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha every 3 hours. Tickets cost €40 - €80 and the journey takes 1h 47m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Valencia to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost €24 - €35 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Alicante to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
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 47m
Frequency
Every 3 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 Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
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
Every 4 hours
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
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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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 26m 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 bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1524+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €75 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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