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Spain’s third-largest city is a star. Valencia is a cosmopolitan, cultural hub that tops many travellers’ lists of their favourite Spanish cities. Urban regeneration has pushed Valencia into the spotlight, and it’s now a great spot for a city break or longer stay. Locals speak both Spanish and Valencian – the latter is a dialect of the Catalan language widely at home in eastern Spain.

The city is served by three main railway stations. The old Estacíon del Norte, just south of the city centre, is a charming period piece. Check out the fascinating tile work. A 7-min walk from the old station, you’ll find the uncompromisingly modern Joaquín Sorolla station – which is served by all high-speed AVE trains (including those from Madrid) and a number of other fast trains. Norte is the place for slower trains and local services. A third rail terminus in Valencia is called Sant Isidre. It is used by slow trains from Madrid which dawdle along the old line – which, remarkably, survives even though most travellers nowadays prefer the high-speed option. Metro Valencia lines 1 and 5 connect Sant Isidre with the city centre.

Spain’s high-speed rail network was extended to reach Valencia in 2010, bringing the travel time to Madrid down to well under 2 hrs. There are good links up and down the east coast, but speeds are more modest than on the run to Madrid. Alicante is 2 hrs away to the south, while the fastest train to Barcelona takes 3 hrs. If you are travelling from London, Valencia is too far to reach in a single day. You may want to consider breaking your journey along the way, or using a night train through France. If you opt for the night train from Paris to Perpignan, you can manage London to Valencia in 21 hrs.

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Madrid to Valencia by train

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Barcelona to Valencia by train

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Paris to Valencia by train

from £88.00

Avg 1 change 10hr 12m

Montpellier to Valencia by train

from £102.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 50m

Tarragona to Valencia by train

from £12.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 11m

Seville to Valencia by train

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Avg 0 changes 3hr 50m

Zaragoza to Valencia by train

from £31.00

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Girona to Valencia by train

from £93.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 55m

Alicante to Valencia by train

from £7.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 30m

Castellón de la Plana to Valencia by train

from £5.50

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Benicassim to Valencia by train

from £7.50

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Málaga to Valencia by train

from £20.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 26m

Cordoba to Valencia by train

from £39.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 10m

Granada to Valencia by train

from £66.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 14m

Murcia to Valencia by train

from £12.00

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London to Valencia by train

from £135.50

Avg 2 changes 15hr 24m

Antequera to Valencia by train

from £89.50

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