|Distance||187 miles (302 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||£25 (€28)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Madrid to Valencia cover the 187 miles (302 km) long route taking on average 6 h 55 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £25, but the average price of train tickets is £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.
You can travel by train from Madrid to Valencia with Renfe and AVE for as low as £25. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Renfe trains between Madrid and Valencia are available on Omio for as little as £25. Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. When travelling on a Renfe train between Madrid and Valencia, you can expect to travel 187 miles (302 km). Check Renfe’s train timetables and tickets for the Madrid to Valencia journey and find the best option for you.
Renfe is known for its range of train ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Promo, Promo+ and Flexible 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.
Renfe has a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. These train types include 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 trains and Trenhotel night trains.
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Visit one of the sunniest, most modern and technological cities in Europe by taking the train from Madrid to Valencia. Get there in under 2h with speed freight options, or take a leisurely trip with standard freights and enjoy just over 6h whilst seeing the beautiful Spanish countryside. With only one carrier servicing this route, you will be comfortable in the hands of Renfe trains and Renfe AVE speed-carriers. Departures are up to 12 times per day on weekdays and nine times a day on weekends.
When heading off to Valencia by train, you can relax knowing there will be a regular departure throughout most of the day. With weekday and Sunday timetables boasting 12 trips running from 6:40 a.m. in the morning until 21:10 p.m., train times are on average every 2h. Saturdays provide nine daily trips for travellers. The last train on a Saturday can be caught at 19:40 p.m. It is important to note that the speed-train Renfe AVE is the dominant carrier for this journey, hosting as many as eight out of the 12 departures during the weekly schedule, and seven out of the nine Saturday trips, reaching your destination in just under 2h.
Travelling by train from Madrid to Valencia offers two quite different options, depending on your mood. Soak in the leisurely countryside by choosing a regular carrier that will take just over 6h to reach your destination. Travellers on a tighter time schedule can make the train journey duration substantially shorter in just under 2h. As this journey does not have change-overs, stops or peak times, the duration of this train trip will only change according to which ticket you purchase for the journey with.
Finding cheap train tickets from Madrid to Valencia is easy with a few smart tips that will keep your travel plans on budget. Booking in advance is always a good idea as ticket prices may rise as they approach departure date. If you can be flexible with your travel dates, focus on a price that suits your pocket rather than a set date. Students (under 25 years old), senior travellers and loyalty membership card holders can all qualify for selected discounts, depending on trips. If you can enjoy a change over during your journey and soak up some leisure time, you will often find that longer trips are slightly easier on the pennies too.
Departure train station: The train from Madrid will depart from the Atocha-based station Madrid Puerta de Atocha – Spains biggest railway station. With full amenities, the station also boasts the famous Trainshed Tropical Gardens. With a short walk of 1.6 miles to reach the heart of Madrid, you can stroll the city or catch a cab or bus right outside the station. Ensure you arrive at least 15min before departure and have surveyed the best public transportation to get you to the station.
Arrival train station: You will have a choice of two stations to arrive at in Valencia, Valencia San Isidre is 2.3 miles from Valencia city centre and fully equipped with public transportation options upon your arrival. The other destination station is Valencia Joaquin Sorolla, built specifically to accommodate high-speed trains only. About 1 mile from the city centre, catch a taxi or the subway to take you into the city. Both stations offer basic amenities such as toilets and refreshments, with Joaquin Sorolla being slightly more accommodating for a sit-down meal.
The only train company that services the Madrid to Valencia journey is the Spanish state-owned train company Renfe, and its high-speed division Renfe AVE. Certain standard passenger Renfe trains are also set to high-speed, depending on ticket category, ensuring that you don’t have to take an AVE train to reach Valencia faster. Neither provider require a change over or stop, however, there are two destination stations to choose from in Valencia, with Renfe always arriving at Valencia San Isidre and Renfe Ave always arriving at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla.
The Spanish train company Renfe is a nationwide service provider that will ensure you always have a seat between Madrid and Valencia. This particular trip is a popular one that sees direct journeys on standard passenger and high-speed trains leaving mostly all day, every day of the week. Complete your journey in either an average of 2 or 6h, depending entirely on your ticket price, as both carriers offer high-speed options. With flexible ticket policies on Renfe, you can exchange or get a refund anytime before departure, either free or with a 5% fee. With Renfe AVE, you can get a refund for a 30% fee, or an exchange for a 20% fee. All trains from Madrid will depart from Madrid Puerta de Atocha and your arrival stations will either be Valencia San Isidre for Renfe or Valencia Joaquin Sorolla for Renfe AVE.
This particular journey on Renfe trains offers second class ticket options that will ensure you can work with free Wi-Fi and plug points right at your seat. Grab a bite to eat at the buffet cart or the mobile cart service that will bring refreshments to your seat. Disabled passengers can rest assured that correct facilities are provided for a comfortable trip. Pets are allowed to travel with owners under applicable conditions such as travel boxes. If you choose to bring a bicycle, it can be stored neatly in the luggage compartment as long as it can be broken down or folded into the applicable size. With plenty leg room, friendly service and a sustainable approach to travel, your trip on Renfe will be a comfortable and convenient one. Bon voyage!
Some of the Madrid train stations to Valencia you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Valencia include Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving in Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Valencia most often arrive at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.
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