Trains to Valencia Find train times and tickets

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. Even if time is tight in Valencia, make time to wander through the atmospheric centrally located Barrio del Carmen and to see the eye-catching modern architecture in the CAC district; the latter rates as one of Europe's major investments in culture and the creative industries.

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 seven-minute 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 local services and is used by slow trains from Madrid which dawdle along the old line through Cuenca and Aranjuez – a route which, remarkably, survives even though most travellers nowadays prefer the high-speed option.

Spain’s high-speed rail network was extended to reach Valencia in 2010, bringing the travel time to Madrid down to well under two hours. There are good links up and down the east coast, but speeds are more modest than on the run to Madrid. Alicante is two hours away to the south, while the fastest train to Barcelona takes three hours. 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.

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Barcelona to Valencia by train

from £11.50

Avg 0 changes 3hr 5m

Paris to Valencia by train

from £70.50

Avg 1 change 10hr 12m

Montpellier to Valencia by train

from £49.50

Avg 1 change 6hr 50m

Valladolid to Valencia by train

from £52.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 46m

Xàtiva to Valencia by train

from £4.00

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Almansa to Valencia by train

from £9.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 7m

Toledo to Valencia by train

from £38.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 39m

Sagunto to Valencia by train

from £4.00

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Tarragona to Valencia by train

from £10.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 11m

Albacete to Valencia by train

from £16.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 41m

Toulouse to Valencia by train

from £60.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 19m

Seville to Valencia by train

from £16.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 50m

Salou to Valencia by train

from £31.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 9m

Benicarló to Valencia by train

from £9.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 15m

Madrid to Valencia by train

from £12.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 38m

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Girona to Valencia by train

from £24.50

Avg 1 change 3hr 55m

Zaragoza to Valencia by train

from £32.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 55m

Alicante to Valencia by train

from £8.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 30m

Ciudad Real to Valencia by train

from £46.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 13m

Lyon to Valencia by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 9hr 20m

San Fernando to Valencia by train

from £28.00

Avg 0 changes 53m

Castellón de la Plana to Valencia by train

from £11.50

Avg 0 changes 42m

Orpesa/Oropesa del Mar to Valencia by train

from £8.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 3m

Narbonne to Valencia by train

from £48.50

Avg 1 change 5hr 49m

Perpignan to Valencia by train

from £39.50

Avg 1 change 5hr 12m

Marseille to Valencia by train

from £71.50

Avg 1 change 9hr 16m

Benicassim to Valencia by train

from £7.00

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Málaga to Valencia by train

from £41.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 26m

Cordoba to Valencia by train

from £15.50

Avg 0 changes 3hr 10m

Nîmes to Valencia by train

from £48.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 26m

Granada to Valencia by train

from £44.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 52m

Murcia to Valencia by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 3hr 4m

Cartagena to Valencia by train

from £21.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 3m

London to Valencia by train

from £92.50

Avg 2 changes 15hr 24m

Antequera to Valencia by train

from £32.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 7m

Valence to Valencia by train

from £73.50

Avg 1 change 8hr 12m

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