Fastest journey1hr 38m
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
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.