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 May 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:55AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h15 01:10PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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03:20PMMadrid Atocha Cercanias7h27 10:47PMValencia San Isidre
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03:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h42 05:22PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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05:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 07:20PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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07:40AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 09:20AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla
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Travel Information to Valencia from Madrid

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range€16 - €28
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • €16 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • €16 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza, Air Nostrum or Renfe

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 187 miles (302 km) to Valencia from 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €16. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Avanza, Air Nostrum or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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 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.

You can travel to Valencia from Madrid 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Valencia. Tickets for a flight cost on average €16.

This is compared to other travel options to Valencia:

A flight is generally €13 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average €28 from Madrid to Valencia.

A flight is generally €13 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average €28 from Madrid to Valencia.

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Valencia 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, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 15 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 40 min   of travel time.

The distance from Madrid to Valencia is approximately 187 miles (302 km).

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Valencia is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Madrid and Valencia as scheduled services by coach, 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 who book a coach ticket from Madrid to Valencia depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Valencia, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Madrid to Valencia depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Valencia Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Madrid to Valencia depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.

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

  • You can travel from Madrid to Valencia by coach with Avanza. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €28 with Avanza from Madrid to Valencia.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Valencia with Air Nostrum. Cheap tickets can be found for €16 with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Valencia.
  • You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia with Renfe. Cheap tickets can be found for €28 with Renfe from Madrid to Valencia.
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Valencia often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Alicante or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Valencia and these popular destinations at a great price.

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 €28 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is €16 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €28 one way for this journey.

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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