Madrid to Valencia train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Valencia

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Cheapest

£25

Average

£70

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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06:08Madrid Atocha Cercanias7h44 13:52Valencia San Isidre
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£251One-way
Cheapest
15:20Madrid Atocha Cercanias7h27 22:47Valencia San Isidre
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£251One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:52Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h05 17:57Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£611One-way
17:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 19:20Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£631One-way
06:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 08:38Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£631One-way

Train schedule Madrid to Valencia

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06:08Madrid Atocha Cercanias7h44 13:52Valencia San Isidre
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06:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 08:38Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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07:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 09:20Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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08:45Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 10:38Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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09:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h45 11:25Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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10:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 12:33Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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11:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 13:20Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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14:05Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 15:58Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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15:20Madrid Atocha Cercanias7h27 22:47Valencia San Isidre
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15:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h42 17:22Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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15:52Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h05 17:57Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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17:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h42 18:52Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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17:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 19:20Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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19:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h49 21:29Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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21:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h53 23:03Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Valencia

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 40 m

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

302 km

Of the 15 trains that leave Madrid for Valencia every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
07:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 09:20Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£831One-way
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17:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 19:20Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£631One-way
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11:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h40 13:20Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£761One-way
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15:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h42 17:22Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£691One-way
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17:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha1h42 18:52Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£631One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Valencia

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£34 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE, Renfe Alvia, Renfe or Renfe Intercity

Trains from Madrid to Valencia cover the 187 miles (302 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 53 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE, Renfe Alvia, Renfe or Renfe Intercity. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £34, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE trains Madrid to Valencia

You can travel by train between Madrid and Valencia with Renfe and AVE for as low as £26. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Renfe
AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Valencia trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

  • Average Price: £26

Travel comfortably between Madrid and Valencia with AVE, Renfe's high-speed trains. When you travel on the AVE train to Valencia from Madrid, the distance to travel is 187 miles (302 km) and prices start as low as £83. Check all the AVE train timetables and find the cheapest ticket between Madrid and Valencia on Omio!

Renfe is the main railway operator in Spain and offers a wide variety of AVE tickets perfect for your budget, such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card that you can add when booking your Renfe AVE ticket with Omio.

The Renfe AVE trains are among the fastest in the world, reaching 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, and the AVE connects the main cities of the country in just a few hours, offering comfort and flexibility in long and medium distances. All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, toilets and entertainment on board, and when you book your ticket on Omio, we offer you the possibility of choosing the seat that suits you best.

AVE from Madrid to Valencia train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 47 min
  • Average Price: £83
  • AVE frequency: 10 a day

Trains from Madrid to Valencia

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.

 

Madrid to Valencia Train Times: Daily Departures

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.

 

How long is the journey by train from Madrid to Valencia?

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.

 

How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Valencia

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.

 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Madrid to Valencia?

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.

 

Which train companies travel from Madrid to Valencia?

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.

 

Renfe trains from Madrid to Valencia

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.

 

Madrid to Valencia trains: Services on board

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!

Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Valencia

Travel by train 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.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Madrid to Valencia for some dates and times for as low as £26  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Madrid to Valencia train prices are on average £34  one way.
The distance to Valencia from Madrid by train is approximately 187 miles (302 km).
The Madrid to Valencia train duration is on average 1 h 53 min, which is to be expected when travelling 187 miles (302 km) to Valencia from Madrid. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When departing from Madrid, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. When arriving in Valencia, you can end your journey in train stations like Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord.

Omio customers book a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Valencia Joaquín Sorolla   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and need to travel approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the train station to the city centre in Valencia.

If you're looking for trains from Madrid to Valencia, you can rely on Renfe AVE, Renfe Alvia, Renfe or Renfe Intercity to get you to Valencia. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Madrid to Valencia route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 13 direct trains per day from Madrid to Valencia with Renfe or Renfe AVE, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Madrid for Valencia is 13 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Madrid to Valencia at 05: 30   or take the last train from Madrid to Valencia leaving at 19: 10. Look for the latest Madrid Valencia train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
You can find a train to Valencia from Madrid to cost on average £34 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Valencia train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Madrid for your journey to Valencia.
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