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from Madrid to Valencia

You can get from Madrid to Valencia by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Valencia on Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 08:20PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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$831One-way
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03:20PMMadrid Atocha Cercanias7h27 10:47PMValencia San Isidre
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$351One-way
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05:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 07:20PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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$831One-way
07:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h49 09:29PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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$831One-way
04:12PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h05 06:17PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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$801One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$180Air Nostrum
Mon
Sep 20
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$114Air Nostrum
Tue
Sep 21
$35Renfe
$46Avanza
$84Air Europa
Wed
Sep 22
$35Renfe
$46Avanza
$72Air Europa
Thu
Sep 23
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa
Fri
Sep 24
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$50Air Europa
Sat
Sep 25
$35Renfe
$46Avanza
$50Air Europa
Sun
Sep 26
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$50Air Europa
Mon
Sep 27
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa
Tue
Sep 28
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa
Wed
Sep 29
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa
Thu
Sep 30
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa
Fri
Oct 1
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 2
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa
Sun
Oct 3
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa
Mon
Oct 4
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Nostrum
Tue
Oct 5
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$50Air Europa
Wed
Oct 6
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Nostrum
Thu
Oct 7
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 8
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$50Air Europa
Sat
Oct 9
$35Renfe
$35Avanza
$37Air Europa

Travel Information from Madrid to Valencia

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $131
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€28) • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $131 (€105) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Avanza or Renfe

Travel 187 miles (302 km) by flight, bus or train to Valencia from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air Europa, Avanza or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Valencia.

How to Travel from Madrid to Valencia

The journey from Madrid to Valencia is popular with people traveling in Spain for both business and leisure. The trip between the Spanish capital and this populous coastal city is convenient whether you choose to travel by bus, train or plane. Key departure points in Madrid include Madrid's Mendez Alvaro bus station, Madrid Puerta de Atocha train station, and Madrid Barajas airport. The quickest and most convenient method of travel is by high-speed train, which is able to complete the journey from Madrid to Valencia in 1.5 to 2 hours. The slowest method of travel is by bus which takes slightly over 4 hours.

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Madrid to Valencia Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€30

4:10 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€38

1:42 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€73

0:50 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Madrid to Valencia?

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Valencia


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Valencia. Buses traveling from Madrid to Valencia depart from Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autobuses and take a little over 4 hours to arrive at Valencia's Estación de Autobuses. Approximately 15 buses travel from Madrid to Valencia every day, with the first bus departing Madrid at 1:00 a.m. Avanza is the main bus company that travels from Madrid to Valencia.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Valencia


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Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Valencia; however, when traveling to and from Valencia and Madrid's airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed Renfe AVE train is actually the fastest way to travel. Both Iberia and Air Europa offer direct flights from Madrid to Valencia. Trains traveling from Madrid to Valencia depart from Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station and arrive at either Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla, San Isidre, or Estacio Del Nord train station after as little as 1:42 h of traveling. Renfe trains that aren't high-speed take significantly longer to travel from Madrid to Valencia.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Valencia


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Valencia. The train journey from Madrid to Valencia is cheaper than taking a flight while also being faster when travel time to and from Valencia and Madrid's airports is taken into consideration. Alternatively, taking a high-speed AVE train is at least 2 hours faster than traveling from Madrid to Valencia by bus. High-speed Renfe trains usually depart from Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station and take as little as 1:38 h to arrive at Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla train station. Around 35 trains travel from Madrid to Valencia every day.


How to get from Madrid to Valencia

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Madrid to Valencia, 70,63% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Madrid to Valencia and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Attractions in Valencia

Valencia's reputation as a vibrant and international cultural centre has made it one of the most popular destinations in Spain for international travellers. Some of Valencia's main attractions include the Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Llotja de Seda and the Museu de Belles Arts de Valencia as well as Valencia C.F. and Levante UD football clubs.

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FAQs
How do I go from Madrid to Valencia?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Valencia from Madrid. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Madrid to Valencia?

The cheapest way to go to Valencia from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $36 (€28).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Valencia:

Taking a bus is usually $96 (€76) less than taking a flight to Valencia, which costs on average $131 (€105) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which costs on average $36 (€28) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Madrid and Valencia?

The fastest way to get to Valencia from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Valencia can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Valencia by bus can take on average 4 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 42 min   on average.

How many miles from Madrid to Valencia would I travel?

The Madrid to Valencia distance is around 187 miles (302 km).

How many services a day are there from Madrid to Valencia?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Valencia is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Madrid and Valencia as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and in Valencia?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Madrid to Valencia:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Valencia Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Madrid to Valencia depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Valencia, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Most travelers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Valencia?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Valencia:

  • You can travel between Madrid and Valencia by flight with Air Europa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $131 (€105) with Air Europa from Madrid to Valencia.
  • You can travel by bus from Madrid to Valencia with Avanza, and you can find Avanza Madrid to Valencia tickets for $36 (€28) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Madrid and Valencia with Renfe, and you can find Renfe Madrid to Valencia tickets for $36 (€28) on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Valencia?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Valencia often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Alicante or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Valencia itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Valencia and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Valencia from Madrid online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Madrid to Valencia, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $131 (€105) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket costs $36 (€28) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $36 (€28) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Valencia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Valencia
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
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