How to travel from Valencia to Madrid

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Travel Information from Valencia to Madrid

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$9 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 1 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $33 (€28) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza, Air Europa or Ouigo

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

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from Valencia to Madrid

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

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train

The best way to travel from Valencia to Madrid is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

SNCF OUIGO
07:27AM1h56
Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
09:23AMMadrid Chamartín
$991One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SNCF OUIGO
07:27AM1h56
Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
09:23AMMadrid Chamartín
$991One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air Europa
08:35PM1h05
Valencia Airport (VLC)
09:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$1311One-way
0 transfers
Other options
iryo
11:57AM1h56
Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
01:53PMMadrid Chamartín
$1081One-way
0 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
10:27AM1h56
Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
12:23PMMadrid Chamartín
$1151One-way
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
10:32AM2h06
Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
12:38PMMadrid Chamartín
$1171One-way
0 transfers
Iberia
09:35AM1h05
Valencia Airport (VLC)
10:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$3731One-way
0 transfers
Air Europa
12:20PM1h05
Valencia Airport (VLC)
01:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$3991One-way
0 transfers
Iberia
06:15AM1h05
Valencia Airport (VLC)
07:20AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$3861One-way
0 transfers

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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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Travel on AVE, Renfe AVLO and Ouigo travel between Valencia and Madrid at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe Avlo is a Spanish low-cost high-speed rail service that operates the routes between the cities of Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Valencia by the national rail company Renfe. Avlo trains travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Avlo tickets are in Economy or "Básica" Class with assigned seats and include onboard services like free wifi, onboard-entertainment (via the PlayRenfe app or network), power sockets and vending machines. Child tickets available from 0 to 13 years old then 14 or over counts as an adult ticket. You can upgrade your ticket to bring extra luggage onboard on top of your included backpack and 55x35x25 cm hand luggage with no weight limit. Cheap Avlo tickets start from 7 Euros and are a great option for travelling from Valencia to Madrid by train.

    Avanza is one of Spain biggest bus companies and offers only one type of ticket for your next travel between Valencia and Madrid: Standard Ticket.

        FAQs: Travel from Valencia to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel to Madrid 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 Valencia to Madrid.
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        You can get to Madrid from Valencia 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Valencia is by taking a train, which costs on average $9 (€8).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Valencia to Madrid:

        A train is $43 (€37) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $52 (€45) from Valencia to Madrid.

        A train is $24 (€20) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $33 (€28) from Valencia to Madrid.

        The quickest way to travel from Valencia to Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Getting to Madrid by bus takes 4 h 15 min on average.

        Train takes on average 1 h 53 min.

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

        The average frequency per day from Valencia to Madrid is:

        • 5 buses per day.
        • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers board their bus from Valencia, Estació d'autobusos and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Most travelers take a flight from Valencia Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Valencia to Madrid depart from Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

        The following travel companies offer services from Valencia to Madrid:

        • Travel with Avanza or BlaBlaCar to go to Madrid by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanza Valencia to Madrid tickets on Omio for $52 (€45).
        • Air Europa, Air Nostrum or Iberia can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Europa from Valencia to Madrid for $33 (€28).
        • Ouigo, AVE, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe (3), Renfe Intercity or Renfe ALVIA can get you to Madrid by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with iryo from Valencia to Madrid for $9 (€8) on Omio.

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

        • Direct bus available with Avanza 5 direct buses per day.
        • Direct train available with AVE or iryo 2 direct trains per day.

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

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