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Madrid to Valencia by train

The journey from Madrid to Valencia by train is 188.09 mi and takes 1 hr 57 min. There are 27 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:30 AM and the last at 9:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Madrid to Valencia by train for as little as $7.64 or as much as $129.02. The best price for this journey is $7.64.

Lowest Price$7.64
Journey Duration1 hr 57 min
Connection per Day27
Lowest Price$7.64
Highest Price$129.02
First Departure6:30 AM
Last Departure9:00 PM
Distance188.09 mi
DepartureMadrid
ArrivalValencia
CarriersIryo, AVEMore

Madrid to Valencia Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

Traveling from Madrid to Valencia by Train

The train voyage from Madrid to Valencia typically lasts about 1 hr 57 min, traversing a distance of approximately 188.09 mi. On average, 27 train connections are available daily, giving passengers ample flexibility in choosing a departure time. Ticket prices for this route generally commence at $7.64. However, travelers are encouraged to book in advance for the best fares and seating availability, particularly during peak holiday seasons. The journey starts at Madrid Atocha Railway Station and concludes at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Station.

The high-speed AVE and AV City trains commonly service the Madrid-Valencia route. Passengers can expect a comfortable journey with spacious seating options in standard and first-class compartments. During the trip, passengers can take advantage of the onboard catering services, indulging in a range of snacks, meals, and beverages while enjoying the picturesque Spanish landscapes as they whiz by.

Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Station is strategically located, making it convenient for travelers to venture deeper into Valencia upon arrival. The station is well-connected to local buses and the metro, ensuring ease of movement throughout the city. Additionally, taxis and bike-sharing services are readily available for those who prefer them.

Things to Do/See in Valencia:

  1. City of Arts and Sciences: A futuristic complex of buildings housing an opera house, cinema, and the largest aquarium in Europe.
  2. Central Market: A bustling market with fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and traditional Spanish goods.
  3. Valencia Cathedral: An iconic Gothic cathedral home to the Holy Grail.
  4. La Lonja de la Seda: A UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture.
  5. Turia Gardens: A verdant stretch of parkland built on a former riverbed.
  6. Malvarrosa Beach: Valencia's urban beach is known for its vast sandy shores and palm-lined promenade.

What to Eat in Valencia:

  1. Paella Valenciana: A renowned rice dish typically made with rabbit, chicken, beans, and vegetables.
  2. Horchata: A traditional cold drink made from tiger nuts, often paired with a pastry called 'fartons.'
  3. Agua de Valencia: A refreshing cocktail made from champagne, orange juice, vodka, and gin.
  4. Turrón: A nougat-like sweet commonly consumed during the Christmas season.

Day Trips from Valencia:

The nearby Albufera Natural Park offers a serene escape with its vast freshwater lagoon and abundant birdlife. The town of Xàtiva, with its impressive castle and historical significance, is another worthwhile excursion.

Travel Tips for Valencia:

While Valencia's city center is compact and walkable, venturing to the outskirts of the beach may require public transportation. As always, tourists should remain alert and safeguard their belongings, especially in busy areas or while using public transport.

We're here to assist if a train journey from Madrid to Valencia is on your horizon. Virail´s deep-rooted expertise in routes and transportation ensures you secure top-tier deals and an enriching travel experience. Consult our comprehensive calendar to discover the most appealing fares on the Madrid-Valencia trajectory.

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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Valencia
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Madrid to Valencia.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Madrid to Valencia, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Madrid to Valencia.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $11.90 to $33.52 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 64% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Madrid to Valencia

The cheapest Madrid - Valencia train tickets can be found for as low as $11.78 if you’re lucky, or $17.48 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $25.56.

Find the best day to travel to Valencia by train

When travelling to Valencia by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

AVE stands for "Alta Velocidad Española", which means "Spanish High Speed". AVE is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company Renfe. With the AVE trains you can travel to many major cities in Spain, including routes to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and Zaragoza.

Avlo trains were introduced in 2020 as a high-speed train service operated by Renfe, Spain's national railway company, as a more affordable alternative to the high-speed train service AVE. Avlo trains, unlike the AVE, offer a single class of seating and have fewer onboard services to offer more passenger capacity. The main stations are Barcelona Sants, Madrid Atocha, and Zaragoza-Delicias.

Iryo is a Spanish high-speed train operator, founded in 2019 and serving Spain's major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. iryo operates on the national rail network in Spain, using the latest AVE high-speed trains to transport passengers at speeds of up to 310 km/h.

Ticket types and facilities from Madrid to Valencia

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by AVE, AVLO and Iryo when traveling from Madrid to Valencia.

Básico

The Basico are the most affordable tickets, but they come with certain restrictions, such as no changes or refunds. They also typically have limited availability and must be purchased well in advance.
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Elige Estándar

The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Elige Estándar," provides travelers with the standard, regular seating arrangement known as the "Estándar seat." Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Elige Confort

If you go for "Elige Confort," you get the bigger and likely more comfortable XL Confort seat. The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Prémium

Renfe AVE's Premium tickets are the priciest but also the most flexible, limited to Confort class only. They allow free train changes and provide the benefit of boarding the next train for free in case you miss your scheduled one.
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Economy Class

You can travel with the standard "economy class" ticket on Avlo trains, which refers to the standard, basic level of seating available on the train. With this ticket you have access to basic amenities such as overhead luggage racks, reading lights, restrooms.
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Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
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Singular ONLY YOU

The "Singular Only YOU" fare is designed for entrepreneurs and companies, providing the best conditions for changes and cancellations in the ticket.
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Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Travel in comfort as all AVE trains are air-conditioned.
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Stay connected at high speeds with PlayRenfe, AVE's complimentary WiFi service, ensuring you remain online even at 300 km/h.
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The Silent Carriage is available exclusively for standard seats on AVE trains, excluding the AVE International route between Spain and France, as well as Euromed trains. Due to its popularity, early ticket purchase is advised.
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Every AVE seat is fitted with power sockets and at-seat radios for your convenience.
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AVE provides a complimentary care and assistance service for individuals with limited mobility. To utilize this service, please reach out to AVE directly.
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On AVE trains, you're welcome to bring along 3 bags, each not surpassing 85 x 55 x 35 cm and 25 kg (55 lbs) in weight. Moreover, instruments are considered hand luggage if they're within 30 x 120 x 38 cm and safely tucked in a case.
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Visit the onboard AVE bar carriage for a treat or wait for the food trolley that travels through the train. Prémium Ticket holders can enjoy in-seat dining featuring Chef Ramón Freixa's expertise. Please ensure you request special menus, from vegetarian to Halal, at least 12 hours before departure to enjoy a tailored meal experience.
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You can bring along your bike or scooter, just make sure it's folded and snug in a case. Don't forget to remove the pedals and give those handlebars a 90-degree turn. If your case's total dimensions are under 180cm, it counts as hand luggage. Anything larger falls into the special luggage category but keep it within 120 x 90 x 40 cm.
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Stay connected on Avlo with free WiFi via PlayRenfe. Enjoy movies, TV shows, and various reads at your fingertips.
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Every seat on Avlo is equipped with a power outlet for your convenience.
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You can bring a piece of hand luggage with no weight limit, such as a bag, backpack, or similar item, with dimensions up to 27x36x25 cm, and a piece of checked luggage with no weight limit, such as a suitcase, with dimensions up to 55x35x25 cm, without paying an additional fee on top of the ticket price you pay under the Basic fare.
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Avlo provides assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. Reach out to Avlo for more details.
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While Avlo doesn't offer a dining service, you can find vending machines stocked with a range of drinks and snacks. Keep in mind, these machines only accept card payments.
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Travel comfortably as Avlo trains are air-conditioned.
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You may bring folding bicycles and scooters on board, as long as they adhere to the maximum dimensions for luggage: 55x35x25 cm (as a carry-on bag with no weight limit, included in the price of the Basic Fare), or 85x60x35 cm, or a maximum of 180 cm overall (as additional luggage for an extra fee). To comply with regulations, all bicycles and scooters must be folded and stored in their respective carrying cases.
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Connect to free WiFi on iryo trains in any class. Enjoy movies, TV shows, live news, and Spotify for entertainment.
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Every seat on iryo trains comes with power sockets, and those in the Infinita and Singular Cafe class boast additional USB ports.
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On iryo trains, flexible baggage policy lets you travel comfortably with up to 3 pieces of luggage, including a piece of hand luggage. Maximum size for 2 larger pieces is 85x55x35cm, while hand luggage must be 36x27x15cm. Total weight limit is 25kg.
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iryo trains are designed for inclusivity, offering designated seats for passengers with reduced mobility and ensuring step-free access during both boarding and disembarking.
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iryo offers quality menus for all classes. Find the onboard restaurant/bar usually close to coach 2. For Infinita Class passengers, meals are served at your seat, but remember to book 24 hours in advance.
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On Iryo trains, you can bring along one disassembled bicycle or electric scooter per coach, as long as it's tucked into a bag and stays within 90x120x40cm. It's free to transport! Just keep in mind that you'll handle the loading, safekeeping, and unloading. Also, be considerate of other passengers' comfort and safety, and remember any damages caused are on you.
Services on board Iryo, AVE and AVLO from Madrid to Valencia
Compare services on board when travelling from Madrid to Valencia by train.
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Madrid to Valencia CO2 Emissions by Train

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21.19kg
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22.7kg
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60.54kg
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48.43kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Madrid to Valencia by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Madrid and Valencia are 21.19kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Madrid and Valencia? By taking the train between Madrid and Valencia you will save 39.35kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.51kg compared to a bus and 27.24kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Madrid to Valencia?
A train ticket from Madrid to Valencia is $40.10. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $7.64.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Madrid to Valencia?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Madrid to Valencia is $7.64. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Madrid and Valencia by train?
Madrid to Valencia is 188.09 mi.
How long does the train between Madrid and Valencia take?
Madrid to Valencia is on average 1 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 51 min.
Which companies operate from Madrid to Valencia?
The train journey from Madrid to Valencia is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Iryo, AVE, AVLO and Renfe - Intercity.
How many train connections per day go from Madrid to Valencia?
Madrid to Valencia has 27 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Madrid to Valencia leave?
The earliest train from Madrid to Valencia departs at 6:30 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Madrid to Valencia depart?
The latest train from Madrid to Valencia departs at 9:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Madrid to Valencia in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $7.64 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Madrid to Valencia?
There are on average 27 direct connection(s) from Madrid to go to Valencia.
What's the fastest journey time between Madrid to Valencia by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Madrid and Valencia is 1 hr 51 min.
Is there a direct train from Madrid to Valencia?
Yes, there is a direct train between Madrid and Valencia.
What are the CO2 emissions for Madrid to Valencia by train?
The train journey from Madrid to Valencia creates 21.19kg of CO2 emissions.

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