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 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:20AMMadrid Chamartín1h50 09:10AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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10:15AMMadrid Chamartín1h50 12:05PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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07:55AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h00 08:55AMValencia Airport
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06:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 08:23AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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Travel Information to Valencia from Madrid

distanceDistance302 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€29 - €69
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €29 • 3 h 59 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €69 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza, Air Nostrum or Renfe Intercity

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 302 km from Madrid to Valencia. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €29. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Avanza, Air Nostrum or Renfe Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Madrid to Valencia.

General Information about the journey 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.

Buses from Madrid to Valencia

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.

Trains from Madrid to Valencia

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.

Flights from Madrid to Valencia

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.

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.

There are 4 ways to travel from Madrid to Valencia including taking a coach, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Valencia is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €29 compared to other travel options to Valencia:

A coach journey is usually €40 less than a journey to Valencia by plane, which costs on average €69 for the same trip.

A coach is about €29 less than a train, which costs on average €58 for this trip.

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

In comparison, getting to Valencia by coach can take on average 3 h 59 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 40 min.

The distance from Madrid to Valencia is approximately 302 km.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Valencia is:

  • 4 coaches a day.
  • 11 trains a day.

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

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

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

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

  • You can go to Valencia from Madrid by coach with Avanza. You'll see cheap coach tickets for €29 with Avanza from Madrid to Valencia on Omio.
  • You can travel between Madrid and Valencia by flight with Air Nostrum. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €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 €58 with Renfe Intercity from Madrid to Valencia on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with Avanza or BlaBlaCar with 4 direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Air Nostrum or Air Europa with direct flights per day.
  • You can find around 11 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Renfe, Renfe AVE, Renfe Alvia, Renfe Intercity or Renfe AVLO.

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

Many of our customers travelling from Madrid to Valencia don't make Valencia their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Barcelona, Alicante or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your Madrid and Valencia trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Valencia to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Madrid to Valencia, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is €29 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average €69 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is €58 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Valencia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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