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You can get from Madrid to Valencia by train, bus or flight.
To get from Madrid to Valencia on Jan 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||187 miles (302 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$24 - $34|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $24 (€20) • 1 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $24 (€20) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Air Europa, Avanza or Renfe Alvia|
Travel 187 miles (302 km) by flight, bus or train from Madrid to Valencia. 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air Europa, Avanza or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
You can travel from Madrid to Valencia 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to go to Valencia from Madrid is by taking a flight, which costs on average $24 (€20).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Valencia:
Taking a flight is about $10 (€9) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€28) for this journey.
A flight is generally $3 (€3) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $27 (€22) from Madrid to Valencia.
The fastest way from Madrid to Valencia is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
There are alternative travel options to Valencia that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 15 min of travel time.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 53 min of travel time.
Valencia is approximately 187 miles (302 km) away from Madrid.
The average frequency per day from Madrid to Valencia is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Valencia from Madrid as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Madrid to Valencia:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Valencia, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Before traveling from Madrid to Valencia, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
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.
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