How to travel from Madrid to Valencia

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from Madrid to Valencia

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

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

Madrid Chamartín
01:09PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
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Madrid Chamartín
01:09PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
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Air Europa
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
08:05AMValencia Airport (VLC)
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Madrid Chamartín
12:43PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
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Renfe AVE
Madrid Chamartín
01:24PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
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Renfe AVLO
Madrid Chamartín
02:34PMValencia-Joaquín Sorolla
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Air Nostrum
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
12:15AMValencia Airport (VLC)
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Air Nostrum
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
09:00AMValencia Airport (VLC)
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Travel Information between Madrid and Valencia

distanceDistance302 km
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range€9 - €45
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €9 • 1 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €31 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza, Air Europa or Ouigo

Travel 302 km by train, coach or flight from Madrid to Valencia. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Avanza, Air Europa or Ouigo among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, 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.

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Travel to Valencia from Madrid on Avanza, Renfe and Iberia travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Iryo is a new brand from railway operator ILSA operating in Spain since 2022. Iryo uses Frecciarossa 1000 trains which are modern, can travel at up to 360km/h and have a minimal environmental impact. Iryo’s Frecciarossa trains have different classes, all of which come with free unlimited WiFi, power sockets, toilets and an onboard entertainment portal where you can watch films and TV series. The main classes are: Infinita Class, Singular Café Class, Singular Class, Inicial Class. These new trains take 2 hours and 30 minutes to travel between Madrid and Barcelona. They depart from Madrid Atocha and Barcelona Sants stations, and stop in Zaragoza along the way. Iryo services also cover Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Alicante, Córdoba, Seville and Málaga.

    Avanza is one of Spain biggest bus companies and offers only one type of ticket for your next travel between Madrid and 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 between Madrid and Valencia including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.

        FAQs: Travel from Madrid to Valencia

        FAQs: 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 3 travel options from Madrid to Valencia: train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Madrid and Valencia is a train with an average price of €9.

        This is compared to other travel options from Madrid to Valencia:

        A train is €36 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Madrid to Valencia costing on average €45.

        Taking a train costs less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of.

        A train is €22 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Valencia costing on average €31.

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

        Taking a coach requires on average 4 h of travel time.

        Taking a train requires on average 1 h 49 min of travel time.

        You should expect to travel around 302 km from Madrid to Valencia.

        The average frequency per day from Madrid to Valencia is:

        • 5 coaches per day.
        • 2 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Valencia as scheduled services by train, coach or flight 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 de Autobuses to Valencia, Estació d'autobusos.
        • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Madrid to Valencia depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Valencia Airport.
        • Most travellers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes 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, BlaBlaCar or Ourbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for €45 with Avanza from Madrid to Valencia on Omio.
        • You can travel by plane from Madrid to Valencia with Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia or Vueling Airlines, and you can find Iberia Madrid to Valencia tickets for €31 on Omio.
        • You can go to Valencia from Madrid by train with Ouigo, AVE, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe (3), Renfe Intercity or Renfe ALVIA. You'll see cheap train tickets for €9 with Ouigo from Madrid to Valencia on Omio.

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

        • You can check for a direct coach to Valencia with Avanza with 5 direct coaches per day.
        • You can find 2 direct trains per day to take to Valencia with Ouigo, AVE or iryo.

        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.

        Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Valencia? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Valencia usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Alicante, Seville or Paris. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Alicante, Seville or Paris from Valencia, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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