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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 $15.32
  2. 30 day advance $33.19
  3. 7 day advance $45.95
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    1hr 42m

Travelling from Madrid to Valencia by train

Fast trains from Madrid to Valencia take around 1 hour and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 303 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Valencia.

Are there direct trains from Madrid to Valencia?

Direct trains from Madrid to Valencia have been found.

We usually find around 22 direct trains on the route from Madrid to Valencia every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

How long is the train journey from Madrid to Valencia?

The Madrid to Valencia train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Madrid to Valencia train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Valencia is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 06:08 and the last train is around 21:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Madrid around 06:20, and the last at 21:10.

What's the Madrid to Valencia train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Valencia are $15.32.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $33 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $45. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Madrid to Valencia train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Valencia by train.

Which train companies operate between Madrid and Valencia?

More than one train company operates on the route from Madrid to Valencia, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • Intercity

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Valencia to Madrid

Other journeys to Valencia View all journeys to Valencia

  1. The opening in 2010 of a new high-speed rail route between the two cities dramatically reduced the journey time from Madrid to Valencia.

    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

    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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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