Madrid to Valencia train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Madrid to Valencia

Showing times and prices for May 19

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

1 h 52 m

Average

1 h 59 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

302 km

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to start from $25 with an average ticket price of $35.

The fastest train from Madrid to takes 1h 52m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 59m and covers a distance of 302 km.

20 trains that leave Madrid for every day with 20 travelling directly.

Cheapest
SNCF OUIGO
07:15AM1h54
Madrid Chamartín
09:09AMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
$251One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
SNCF OUIGO
01:15PM1h54
Madrid Chamartín
03:09PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
$331One-way
0 transfers
iryo
12:45PM1h54
Madrid Chamartín
02:39PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
$371One-way
0 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
11:15AM1h54
Madrid Chamartín
01:09PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
$381One-way
0 transfers
iryo
10:45AM1h58
Madrid Chamartín
12:43PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
$411One-way
0 transfers

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The train journey was definitely great. The facilities were perfect, wifi, power sockets etc. were all excellent. The comfort around the seats, noise level and catering was also more than satisfactory in my opinion. The service was also good, except for the staff, who were not very friendly in my opinion. The best thing about the train journey was the cleanliness and the journey time. Everything runs super on schedule. The price-performance ratio is also excellent. All in all, a clear recommendation for this train journey!
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I really have to say that the journey was very pleasant. There was good wifi and stable reception. It was also very hygienic and clean. I can also mention that the price-performance ratio was very good and I was able to buy the ticket online at a very fair price. Finally, I can also mention that the train was very punctual and I didn't notice any disadvantages. Recommendation.

Overview: Train from Madrid to Valencia

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$46 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersOuigo, AVE, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe (3), Renfe Intercity or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Madrid to Valencia cover the 187 miles (302 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 49 min with our travel partners like Ouigo, AVE, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe (3), Renfe Intercity or Renfe ALVIA. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $46 (€40), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla.

Train companies: AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO from Madrid to Valencia trains

Travel between Madrid and Valencia from $9 (€8) with Omio’s train partners AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

OUIGO is a low-cost train company based in France. It offers high-speed trains that run between major cities in France, as well as international destinations. The trains are divided into two types: TGV and Intercités. The TGV trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 320 km/h, while the Intercités trains are slightly slower but still offer a comfortable journey. OUIGO offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi and Premium. Standard tickets are the most affordable, while Flexi and Premium tickets offer more flexibility and additional benefits such as priority boarding and access to the OUIGO Lounge. Onboard, passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for OUIGO are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

Madrid to Valencia train information with Ouigo:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 51 min
  • Cheapest Price: $10

Trains from Madrid to Valencia

The trains from Madrid to Valencia are a popular route operating various types per day. The trains depart out of Madrid heading towards Valencia every couple of hours. The journey takes either around 1h 45min or 7h depending on whether passengers ride the high-speed AVE train or the standard long-distance train. The Madrid to Valencia train covers a distance of more or less 187 miles (302 km).

Madrid to Valencia Train Time: Daily Departures

There are over 10 journeys by train from Madrid to Valencia per day. The trips during the week have a few extra high-speed options in the morning for possible commutes. In total, there are over 70 trips between Madrid and Valencia by train per week. The first train of the day tends to depart from Madrid at around 6:08 a.m. The last train of the day makes its way out of Madrid at approximately 9:10 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Madrid to Valencia?

The train to Valencia from Madrid covers a distance of approximately 187 miles (302 km). It takes the high-speed train about 1h 45min to get from Madrid to Valencia. However, the standard long-distance train can take up to around 7h 45min. Nonetheless, all of these train options do not require changes and passengers stay on the same train for the whole trip even if it makes stops along the way.

Fiends waiting for a train in Madrid. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Madrid to Valencia?

Departure train station:All of the trains departing from Madrid going to Valencia, leave out of the Madrid Puerta de Atocha Train Station. This train terminal is located just south of the city center of the Spanish capital city. It’s possible to either walk or take public transportation to catch your train from Madrid to Valencia. The Cercanias city trains take about 4min to get from the center to the station. Madrid Puerta de Atocha has a variety of restaurants and shops inside the station.

Arrival train station: The arrival station in Valencia is the Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Train Station. The station is more or less 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the city center. It can take around 25min by public bus to get to the Ciutat Vella, Old City center. It can also be reached in the same amount of time on foot. At the Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Train Station there are a few restaurants and shops as well as a tourism office and car rental agencies.

Which train companies travel from Madrid to Valencia?

The national railway company in Spain is RENFE. RENFE operates all of the routes from Madrid to Valencia by train. However, there are different types of trains making the journey: the high-speed AVE, Alvia trains and the standard RENFE Intercity routes. The high-speed trips from Madrid to Valencia take around 1h 45min to complete the journey. However, the normal long-distance trains can take up to 7h 45min. Both the high-speed and intercity RENFE routes are direct and don’t require passengers to change trains along the way. RENFE, in total, offers more or less 10 trains from Madrid to Valencia per day. Most of them are high-speed.

Night trains Madrid

Currently, Madrid is not offering night trains for the journey from Madrid to Valencia. This is most likely due to the fact that there is a high-speed train that makes the journey in under 2h, not requiring an overnight trip. The latest train to take from Madrid to Valencia departs out of Madrid at around 9:10 p.m., arriving in Valencia at about 11:03 p.m.

RENFE trains from Madrid to Valencia

RENFE, the Spanish national railway company, is the sole provider of train routes from Madrid to Valencia. RENFE offers over 10 departures to Valencia per day, adding up to over 70 journeys from Madrid to Valencia per week. There are both high-speed routes and standard long-distance intercity trains. The high-speed AVE aa=nd Alvia routes take only about 1h 45min to get to Valencia. On weekdays, RENFE offers a few more high-speed trains in the morning for commuters. All of these RENFE trains from Madrid to Valencia are direct routes.

Trains from Madrid to Valencia: Sustainability travel

Traveling by train can be the most sustainable way of getting around. Nowadays, eco-friendly travel is a goal for many transportation companies around the world. In this case, the railway provider operating the trains to get from Madrid to Valencia is RENFE. RENFE is currently and constantly working towards finding more efficient services and reducing the carbon emissions of their trains and stations. The train provider favors traveling with bicycles on their trains to promote sustainable mobility. They have also been working on the Zero-Impact project to protect birds from collisions during their routes.

Train Madrid to Valencia: Services on Board

When booking your train from Madrid to Valencia through Omio, the standard long-distance trains only offer 2nd Class seating on board. The high-speed AVE and Alvia trains offer 2nd Class and 2nd Class+ with more legroom. When packing for your trip from Madrid to Valencia by train, RENFE allows up to three items per passenger on board their trains. The sum of the three suitcases cannot exceed 55 lbs (25 kg) or 98 inches (250 cm). All folded bicycles in bike bags are considered carry-on items. As for non-foldable bikes, on AVE trains, bicycles under 71 inches (180 cm) are allowed on board. Small pets are also allowed on the AVE and long-distance RENFE trains. The animals allowed are small dogs, cats, ferrets or birds. One pet per passenger is allowed on board, and it must be in a pet carrier weighing under 22 lbs (10 kg). With basic fares, you can expect to pay a small amount to bring your pet. Passengers traveling with RENFE who have disabilities may request assistance with boarding their train as well as wheelchair-accessible seating on board.

How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Valencia?

The most basic way of finding more affordable train routes with RENFE is by booking your trip in advance. In most cases, the sooner you purchase your train tickets, the cheaper they will be. It also tends to be cheaper with flexible dates and departure times. The fact that you may pick and choose the more affordable routes will benefit you. In general, on the journeys by train from Madrid to Valencia, the high-speed AVE and Alvia trains are more expensive than the standard long-distance trains. Peak commuting hours also tend to be more expensive than departing at other times of the day. For more travel tips don't forget to check our magazine The Window Seat

Woman in towers of Serranos in Valencia. Source: Shutterstock

To Valencia by train—travel tips

Valencia is a popular destination in Spain to enjoy the nice mild Mediterranean weather and exquisite cuisine. Make your way to the Old City (Ciutat Vella) and explore the winding streets, the 15th-century gothic market at the Lonja de Seda, or the 13th-century Valencia Cathedral. While you’re visiting a new city, make sure to try some of the traditional dishes of the area, especially in Valencia where the cuisine is world-renowned. Apart from the paella, trying other typical food like esgaret cod fish or pumpkin flan for dessert is a must.

  • Plan a family day at the L’Oceanogràphic aquarium and the City of Arts & Sciences.
  • Indulge in some traditional Valencian paella or fideuà
  • Enjoy a sunny day on the beach
  • Walk along the cobbled streets of the thousand-year-old El Carmen neighborhood
  • Get lost in one of the popular museums of the city such as the Museo de Bellas Artes art gallery

What are Travel Experts Saying about the train Madrid to Valencia?

Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Valencia

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Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes is the most popular Madrid railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Madrid for your trip to Valencia.
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Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
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