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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £12.00
  2. 30 day advance £35.00
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    1hr 38m
  1. Travel on a modern Spanish high-speed train from Madrid to Valencia in just 1 hr 40 mins. The opening in 2010 of a new high-speed rail route between the two cities dramatically reduced the journey time.

    Bookings on this route may open as long as four months prior to travel, but this is quite variable. At certain times of the year you may find that services are opened for booking only a few weeks prior to travel. If you're having trouble finding trains, contact us and we'll email you when booking opens. Fares vary greatly, but the key thing to remember is that you'll find the cheapest tickets will when bookings first open.

    The old line between Madrid and Valencia remains open and you can still book that route here on Loco2 by specifying Valencia Sant Isidre as your arrival station. It is a famously scenic journey but takes around 6 hrs.

    Madrid to Valencia

    Madrid to Valencia

    Take a direct high-speed train from Madrid to Valencia. There are more than a dozen trains each day, mostly AVE services, but also an occasional Alvia or Intercity train. Trains leave Madrid from Atocha station and arrive in Valencia at Joaquín Sorolla station. Most services are non-stop, but some trains make one or two stops along the way.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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