How to get from Madrid to Valencia by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Madrid to Valencia is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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Take a train to travel 302 km between Madrid and Valencia. Iryo is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct train from Madrid to Valencia.
Travelling from Spain's capital city, Madrid to the coastal town of Valencia is easily done by train, bus and plane. The quickest and most convenient method of travel is by high-speed train, which is able to complete the journey in 1.5 to 2 hours. The slowest method of travel is by bus which takes slightly over 4 hours.
Avanza operates a direct bus route between the two cities, seven days a week. 11 buses a day depart from Madrid's Mendez Alvaro Bus Station, starting in the early hours of the morning until late evening. They arrive at the Estacion de Autobuses, located on Valencia's Avenida Menendez Pidal, approximately 4 hours later.
The quickest way of making the journey by train is to choose one of RENFE's high-speed AVE services, which depart from Madrid Puerta de Atocha Station 10 times a day. This direct journey usually takes just under 2 hours and finishes at the Valencia Joaquim Sorolla Station. The slower RENFE trains can take up to 4 hours and be more expensive. The same timetable operates seven days a week.
Iberia and Air Europa both have daily flights between these two cities. Together they offer 7 direct flights a day between Madrid Barajas Airport and Valencia Manises Airport, both conveniently located for the city centres. Flight time is around an hour, but passengers should allow a total journey time of about 3.5 hours to cover transfers and security checks.
You can travel by train, coach or flight for as low as €9 (€9). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Renfe is Spain’s national travel operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of travel offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These travel types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter travel and Trenhotel night travel.
Avanza is one of Spain biggest bus companies and offers only one type of ticket for your next travel from Madrid to Valencia: Standard Ticket.
Iberia is Spain’s leading airline, headquartered in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas in Madrid, offering flights around Europe and across the world. It offers different fares for your next travel to Valencia from Madrid including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.
You can travel between Madrid and Valencia by train.
A flight is the fastest way to get to Valencia from Madrid with an average travel time for this route around 55 min.
The Madrid to Valencia distance is approximately 302 km.
The average frequency per day from Madrid to Valencia is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Valencia from Madrid as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.
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Yes, there is a direct service from Madrid to Valencia:
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 route.
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