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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Valencia to Madrid will cost around $ 77 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 34.
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1 h 38 m
2 h 35 m
Trains per day
Of the 16 trains that leave Valencia for Madrid every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 302 km distance in an average of 2 h 35 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 38 m .
The slowest trains will take 7 h 59 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||187 miles (302 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||$34 (€28)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Valencia to Madrid cover the 187 miles (302 km) long route taking on average 7 h 25 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $34 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $34 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Find the best trains between Valencia and Madrid with Omio's travel partners AVE and Renfe from $34 (€28). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.
Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Valencia and Madrid:
Trains in Spain are a popular way to travel in Spain, with high-speed train routes to most major cities throughout the country. Renfe, the Spanish national rail company, offers numerous train routes in Spain. Weekday trains from Valencia to Madrid are run by high-speed AVE trains, Intercity trains, and slower Regional trains. Weekday trains begin with an early morning departure and continue with roughly hourly trains until the last service in mid evening. Journey times for AVE Valencia to Madrid trains are around an hour and 45 minutes. Intercity trains take around 4 hours, while Regional journeys are approximately 7 hours. Sunday schedules are slightly reduced.
Average prices for Renfe trains from Valencia to Madrid when you book in advance
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Valencia to Madrid Trains: General Information
Travelers in Spain can offset some of the cost of Valencia to Madrid train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Valencia to Madrid trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
There are a few train stations in Valencia to start your journey from including Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord. In Madrid you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.
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