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Train Information from Valencia to Madrid

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£25 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Valencia to Madrid cover the 187 miles (302 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 22 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £25, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies

Valencia to Madrid with AVE and Renfe

You can travel by train between Valencia and Madrid with AVE and Renfe for as low as £25. 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 Valencia to Madrid 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: £25

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets from Valencia to Madrid and when travelling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

Trains from Valencia to Madrid

Taking high-speed trains from Valencia to Madrid is a convenient and enjoyable way of travelling between the two cities. The route is operated by the Spanish provider Renfe with several departures a day commencing at around 6:30 a.m. Trains then depart roughly every hour until just before 9:30 p.m. The journey is direct and takes from just under 2 hours to around 2 hours 40 minutes with the same timetable operating from Monday through to Saturday. There is a slightly reduced service on Sundays. Trains from Valencia to Madrid depart from Valencia-Estacio del Nord and arrive at Madrid Estacio-Atocha.


Renfe trains from Valencia to Madrid

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Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Valencia to Madrid. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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Taking the Train from Valencia

AVE high-speed trains from Valencia to Madrid depart from Joaquin Sorolla station, located on the southern edge of the city centre. The station is connected to the Valencia Metro, with the Joaquin Sorolla-Jesus stop on Avenida de Giorgeta close to the terminus. Taxis are available from the rank next to the station entrance. There are 5 city bus lines stopping next to the station and a shuttle bus connects Joaquin Corolla to the nearby Valencia Nord station, departure point for Intercity and Regional trains to Madrid. The Bailen Metro station is close to the Nord terminus.

Getting into Madrid by Train

Madrid is a striking and engaging capital famous for its non-stop nightlife and restaurant scene. Visitors combine the tapas trails of the central squares with cultural highlights that include the galleries of the Prado. RENFE AVE trains from Valencia to Madrid arrive at Puerta de Atocha station, situated in the centre of the city. The station has its own metro stop, Atocha-RENFE, with connections across the city on line 1. Bus stops provide links on 8 bus routes including the circular service which connects major sights in the centre. There are taxi ranks situated on Plaza del Embarcadero, Mendez Alvaro street and at the main arrivals terminal.

Travel Tips

Trains from Valencia to Madrid
Travel by train to Madrid 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 Valencia to Madrid.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Valencia to Madrid cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Valencia to Madrid to cost as little as £25  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets between Valencia and Madrid?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Valencia to Madrid train prices are on average £25  one way.
What is the distance by train from Valencia to Madrid?
The train distance from Valencia to Madrid is around 187 miles (302 km).
How many hours does it take from Valencia to Madrid by train?
On average the Valencia to Madrid train time is 2 h 22 min  covering the 187 miles (302 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Valencia and arrival train station in Madrid?

When taking a train from Valencia, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord. When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the departure train station in Valencia located? Where is the arrival train station in Madrid located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Valencia. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which train providers can take me between Valencia and Madrid?
When taking a train from Valencia to Madrid, you can count on Renfe AVE or Renfe for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Valencia and Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there between Valencia and Madrid a day?
The average number of trains departing Valencia for Madrid is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Valencia to Madrid? When is the last train from Valencia to Madrid?
The earliest train departing from Valencia to Madrid leaves at 04: 38. The last train departing from Valencia to Madrid leaves at 20: 10. You can find the latest Valencia to Madrid train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Valencia and Madrid to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket between Valencia and Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £25 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Valencia and Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Valencia
Madrid
Valencia Joaquín Sorolla is the most popular Valencia 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 Valencia for your journey to Madrid.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 06: 45 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 45 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Intercity
Metro lines: 3 and 5
Bus lines: 9, 10, 27, 89, 90, free shuttle to Nord Station
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 30 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Cercanias lines: C1, C2, C3, C5, C6
Metro lines: L3, L5
Train lines: Intercity, Media Distancia, Talgo, Regional, Regional Express