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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Sun
Jan 23
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$84Air Europa
Mon
Jan 24
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$48Air Europa
Tue
Jan 25
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$80Air Europa
Wed
Jan 26
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$48Air Europa
Thu
Jan 27
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Nostrum
Fri
Jan 28
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$86Air Europa
Sat
Jan 29
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$48Air Europa
Sun
Jan 30
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Nostrum
Mon
Jan 31
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$48Air Europa
Tue
Feb 1
$34Renfe
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$36Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 2
$34Renfe
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$36Air Europa
Thu
Feb 3
$34Renfe
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$36Air Europa
Fri
Feb 4
$34Renfe
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$36Air Nostrum
Sat
Feb 5
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Europa
Sun
Feb 6
$34Renfe
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$36Air Nostrum
Mon
Feb 7
$34Renfe
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$36Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 8
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 9
$34Renfe
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$64Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 10
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 11
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Madrid and Valencia

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $34
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $24 (€20) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $24 (€20) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAir 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.

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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Valencia

Travel to Valencia easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Valencia.
FAQs

How do I get from Madrid to Valencia?

You can travel from Madrid to Valencia 3 different ways: 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 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.

What is the quickest way 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.

What is the distance from Madrid to Valencia?

Valencia is approximately 187 miles (302 km) away from Madrid.

How many scheduled departures are there a day 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 journey to Valencia from Madrid 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 catch their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Valencia, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.

Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • Air Europa can take you to Valencia by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Europa from Madrid to Valencia for $24 (€20).
  • Travel with Avanza for buses to Valencia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanza Madrid to Valencia tickets on Omio for $34 (€28).
  • Renfe Alvia can take you to Valencia by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe Alvia from Madrid to Valencia for $27 (€22).

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Valencia from Madrid ends?

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 purchase Madrid to Valencia tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $24 (€20) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $34 (€28) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $27 (€22) one way on average for this route.

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.