How to travel from Madrid to Valencia

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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 Dec 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:05AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h00 08:05AMValencia Airport
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06:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 08:23AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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12:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 02:33PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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07:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h00 08:50PMValencia Airport
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07:40AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 09:20AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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Travel Information between Madrid and Valencia

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $77
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€29) • 3 h 59 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $77 (€69) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza, Air Nostrum or Renfe Intercity

Travel 187 miles (302 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Madrid to Valencia. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Avanza, Air Nostrum or Renfe Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train 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.

Trains from Madrid to Valencia | Buses from Madrid to Valencia | Flights from Madrid to Valencia

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

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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 Tips: 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

There are 4 travel options from Madrid to Valencia: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Valencia is by taking a bus with an average price of $32 (€29).

This is compared to other travel options to Valencia:

Taking a bus is about $44 (€40) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $77 (€69) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $32 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $65 (€58) for this trip.

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 3 h 59 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 40 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Valencia is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Valencia from Madrid as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight 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:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Valencia, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Madrid Barajas Airport to Valencia Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.

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 bus with Avanza. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $32 (€29) with Avanza from Madrid to Valencia.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Valencia with Air Nostrum. Cheap tickets can be found for $77 (€69) with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Valencia.
  • You can go to Valencia from Madrid by train with Renfe Intercity. You'll see cheap train tickets for $65 (€58) with Renfe Intercity from Madrid to Valencia on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to Valencia with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Valencia with Avanza or BlaBlaCar with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 11 direct trains per day to Valencia with Renfe, Renfe AVE, Renfe Alvia, Renfe Intercity or Renfe AVLO.

Direct services to Valencia tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

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!

When planning your trip from Madrid to Valencia, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $32 (€29) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $77 (€69) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $65 (€58) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Valencia online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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