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from Valencia to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from Valencia to Madrid on Jan 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30AMValencia4h40 12:10PMMadrid
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$401One-way
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06:38AMValencia-Estacio Del Nord7h42 02:20PMMadrid Chamartín
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$341One-way
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07:10PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla1h40 08:50PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way
08:40AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla1h40 10:20AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way
09:40AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla1h40 11:20AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$841One-way

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Tue
Jan 18
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$109Air Europa
Wed
Jan 19
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$24Air Nostrum
Thu
Jan 20
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$51Air Europa
Fri
Jan 21
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$54Air Europa
Sat
Jan 22
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$51Air Europa
Sun
Jan 23
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$72Air Europa
Mon
Jan 24
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Europa
Tue
Jan 25
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$24Air Europa
Wed
Jan 26
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$24Air Nostrum
Thu
Jan 27
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$24Air Nostrum
Fri
Jan 28
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$24Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 29
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$24Air Europa
Sun
Jan 30
$34Renfe
$34Avanza
$36Air Europa
Mon
Jan 31
$34Renfe
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$36Air Europa
Tue
Feb 1
$34Renfe
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$24Air Europa
Wed
Feb 2
$34Renfe
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$24Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 3
$34Renfe
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$24Air Europa
Fri
Feb 4
$34Renfe
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$24Air Nostrum
Sat
Feb 5
$34Renfe
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$24Air Europa
Sun
Feb 6
$34Renfe
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$35Air Nostrum

Travel Information to Madrid from Valencia

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$31 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 1 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€45) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Nostrum or Renfe AVE

Travel 187 miles (302 km) by flight or train from Valencia to 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Nostrum or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Valencia to Madrid.

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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.

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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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FAQs

How do I travel from Valencia to Madrid?

You can travel from Valencia to Madrid 2 different ways: flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Madrid is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $31 (€26) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A train is generally $23 (€19) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $54 (€45) from Valencia to Madrid.

What is the quickest way to get from Valencia to Madrid?

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

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 54 min.

How many miles from Valencia to Madrid would I travel?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Valencia to Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Valencia to Madrid is:

  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Madrid from Valencia as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Valencia to Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Valencia to Madrid depart from Valencia Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Valencia to Madrid depart from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Valencia to Madrid?

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

  • You can travel by plane from Valencia to Madrid with Air Nostrum, and you can find Air Nostrum Valencia to Madrid tickets for $54 (€45) on Omio.
  • You can go to Madrid from Valencia by train with Renfe AVE. You'll see cheap train tickets for $31 (€26) with Renfe AVE from Valencia to Madrid on Omio.

Can I travel directly from Valencia to Madrid?

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

  • You'll find 8 direct trains a day to Madrid with Renfe, Renfe AVE or Renfe Alvia.

Direct services to Madrid 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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Valencia to Madrid?

Omio customers who travel from Valencia to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Sevilla or Málaga. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I purchase tickets to Madrid from Valencia online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $54 (€45) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $31 (€26) one way.

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