How to travel from Valencia to Madrid

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from Valencia to Madrid

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

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To get from Valencia to Madrid on Sep 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30AMValencia4h05 11:35AMMadrid
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11:07AMValencia-Estacio Del Nord9h28 08:35PMMadrid Atocha Cercanias
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04:00PMValencia4h15 08:15PMMadrid
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02:30PMValencia4h30 07:00PMMadrid
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09:10PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla1h54 11:04PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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How to Travel from Valencia to Madrid

The historic Mediterranean city of Valencia is around 300 kilometers from the Spanish capital Madrid. Flying is the quickest way to travel in Spain between these two cities, with a journey time of under an hour. High-speed AVE trains make the journey to Madrid in under 2 hours, while buses take a little over 4 hours but offer overnight options.

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

Valencia to Madrid Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€30

4:10 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€33

1:38 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€67

0:55 h

1 Week Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Valencia to Madrid


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Valencia to Madrid. Buses traveling from Valencia to Madrid depart from Valencia's Estación de Autobuses and take a little over 4 hours to arrive at Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autobuses. At least 10 buses travel from Valencia to Madrid every day, with the first bus departing Valencia at 1:00 a.m. Avanza is the main bus company that travels from Valencia to Madrid.


Fastest way to travel from Valencia to Madrid


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Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Valencia to Madrid; 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 Valencia to Madrid. Trains traveling from Valencia to Madrid depart from either Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla, San Isidre, or Estacio Del Nord train station and arrive at Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station after as little as 1:38 h of traveling. Renfe trains that aren't high-speed take significantly longer to travel from Valencia to Madrid.


Most popular way to travel from Valencia to Madrid


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Valencia to Madrid. The train journey from Valencia to Madrid 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 Valencia to Madrid by bus. High-speed Renfe trains usually depart from Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla train station and take as little as 1:38 h to arrive at Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station. Around 26 trains travel from Valencia to Madrid every day.


How to get from Valencia to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Valencia to Madrid, 72,12% 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 Valencia to Madrid 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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The distance is approximately 187 miles (302 km) from Valencia to Madrid.

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