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Valencia to Madrid by train

The journey from Valencia to Madrid by train is 188.09 mi and takes 1 hr 57 min. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:35 AM and the last at 10:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Valencia to Madrid by train for as little as $7.65 or as much as $82.93. The best price for this journey is $7.65.

Lowest Price$7.65
Journey Duration1 hr 57 min
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price$7.65
Highest Price$82.93
First Departure6:35 AM
Last Departure10:00 PM
Distance188.09 mi
DepartureValencia
ArrivalMadrid
CarriersAVLO, AlviaMore

Valencia to Madrid Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

Traveling from Valencia to Madrid by Train

The typical train duration between these two cities is approximately 1 hr 57 min, covering a distance of about 188.09 mi. With approximately 28 daily connections, travelers can choose a departure time that best suits their itinerary. The fares for this journey start at around $7.65, though it's always a good idea to book in advance, especially during peak travel seasons or public holidays. Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla station is the primary departure point, and upon reaching Madrid, travelers alight at the iconic Madrid Atocha station.

Rail service between Valencia and Madrid is primarily dominated by Renfe's AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) trains. AVE trains are Spain's flagship high-speed service, renowned for their punctuality, speed, and top-notch amenities. Travelers can look forward to spacious seating, free Wi-Fi on specific routes, and power outlets. An added benefit of traveling by AVE is the beautiful Spanish countryside you'll witness, making the journey from Valencia to Madrid by train as memorable as the destinations themselves.

A Deep Dive into Madrid: Spain's Capital City

Emerging from Madrid Atocha station, one immediately senses the energetic pulse of Spain's capital. A city that seamlessly marries its storied past with a vibrant present, Madrid offers an array of experiences for every kind of traveler.

Things to Do/See in Madrid:

  1. The Prado Museum: Home to one of the finest art collections globally, including works by Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco.
  2. Retiro Park: A sprawling green oasis in the city, perfect for boat rides, leisurely walks, or picnics.
  3. The Royal Palace: An exemplary specimen of Baroque architecture, this palace is still in use for state ceremonies.
  4. Plaza Mayor: Madrid's main square, bustling with cafes, tourists, and street performers.
  5. Gran Vía: The city's major thoroughfare, lined with shops, theaters, and architectural marvels.
  6. Mercado San Miguel: A historic market that has become a gourmet tapas haven, offering a variety of fresh produce, meats, wines, and more.
  7. Templo de Debod: An ancient Egyptian temple gifted to Spain, providing a unique historical site with stunning views, especially at sunset.
  8. Museo Reina Sofia: An art museum that houses a vast collection of modern and contemporary art, including Picasso's "Guernica."
  9. Puerta del Sol: Known as the "heart" of Madrid, it's a bustling square where you can find the iconic clock that rings in the New Year for Spaniards.
  10. Casa de Campo: Once a royal hunting estate, this massive park is now a public space with a lake, zoo, and an amusement park.

What to Eat in Madrid:

  1. Tapas: These small dishes are a culinary tradition from patatas bravas to gambas al ajillo.
  2. Churros with Chocolate: A favorite breakfast treat or late-night snack, best sampled at San Ginés Chocolatería.
  3. Cocido Madrileño: A hearty stew made from meat, chickpeas, and vegetables.
  4. Bocadillo de Calamares: A squid sandwich often enjoyed around Plaza Mayor.
  5. Tortilla Española: A classic Spanish omelet with potatoes and onions.
  6. Paella: While originally from Valencia, Madrid offers delicious versions of this saffron-infused rice dish.
  7. Huevos Rotos: A simple dish of fried eggs over fried potatoes, sometimes accompanied by ham or chorizo.
  8. Flan: A creamy caramel custard dessert favorite in many Madrid restaurants.
  9. Gazpacho or Salmorejo: Cold tomato-based soups, perfect for the hot Madrid summers.
  10. Madrid-style Tripe (Callos a la Madrileña): A flavorful stew made with tripe, chorizo, and morcilla simmered in a spicy tomato sauce.

Day Trips from Madrid:

 Historical cities like Toledo and Segovia are just a short train ride away. El Escorial, a massive monastery and palace complex, is a must-visit for those interested in royal history. Meanwhile, nature enthusiasts might appreciate visiting the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.

Travel Tips for Madrid:

Mastering the Metro can be your ticket to easy navigation in Madrid. With extensive lines and frequent services, it connects major attractions and neighborhoods. But remember to walk! Many of Madrid's treasures are best discovered on foot, allowing you to soak in the city's ambiance. While Madrid is generally safe, it's always prudent to be wary of pickpockets, especially in crowded areas.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Valencia to Madrid, 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 Valencia to Madrid.

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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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 $9.85 to $24.95 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 61% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Valencia to Madrid

The cheapest Valencia - Madrid train tickets can be found for as low as $11.48 if you’re lucky, or $16.96 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $25.11.

Find the best day to travel to Madrid by train

When travelling to Madrid 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.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

Alvia, operated by Renfe, is a high-speed train service in Spain. With speeds of up to 250 km/h, Alvia trains, slightly slower than the 300 km/h maximum AVE trains reach, offer comfort and amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. They seamlessly connect regional stations to major cities, ensuring efficient travel. The three train models available are Class 120, Class 130, and Class 730.

Ticket types and facilities from Valencia to Madrid

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

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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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 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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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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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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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
Services on board AVLO, OUIGO and AVE from Valencia to Madrid
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Valencia to Madrid CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
21.19kg
Bus
22.7kg
Flight
60.54kg
Car
48.43kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Valencia to Madrid by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Valencia and Madrid are 21.19kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Valencia and Madrid? By taking the train between Valencia and Madrid 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 Valencia to Madrid?
A train ticket from Valencia to Madrid is $31.07. 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 $7.65.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Valencia to Madrid?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Valencia to Madrid is $7.65. 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 Valencia and Madrid by train?
Valencia to Madrid is 188.09 mi.
How long does the train between Valencia and Madrid take?
Valencia to Madrid is on average 1 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from Valencia to Madrid?
The train journey from Valencia to Madrid is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: AVLO, Alvia, OUIGO, Renfe - Intercity, AVE and Iryo.
How many train connections per day go from Valencia to Madrid?
Valencia to Madrid has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Valencia to Madrid leave?
The earliest train from Valencia to Madrid departs at 6:35 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 Valencia to Madrid depart?
The latest train from Valencia to Madrid departs at 10:00 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 Valencia to Madrid 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 $7.65 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.
From which stations can I leave from Valencia to Madrid?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Valencia to go to Madrid. You can go from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, Valencia Estació d'autobusos, Valencia Airport and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord and you can arrive at Madrid Aeropuerto T4, Madrid Méndez Alvaro, Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Avenida de America Bus Station, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha and Madrid Puerta del Sol.
How many direct connections depart from Valencia to Madrid?
There are on average 28 direct connection(s) from Valencia to go to Madrid.
What's the fastest journey time between Valencia to Madrid by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Valencia and Madrid is 1 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct train from Valencia to Madrid?
Yes, there is a direct train between Valencia and Madrid.
What are the CO2 emissions for Valencia to Madrid by train?
The train journey from Valencia to Madrid creates 21.19kg of CO2 emissions.

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