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Madrid to Valencia by Train, Bus, Car and Flights

How to Get from the capital to Spain's third largest city

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The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia
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Details of how to get from Madrid to Valencia by various forms of transport.

If you are visiting Valencia for Tomatina, read more here: Tomatina Tomato Fight.

Madrid to Valencia by Train

The train from Madrid to Valencia takes about 1h30 and costs about 80 euros. This journey uses the new, high-speed AVE train network. A convenient stop on the way is Cuenca.

Trains from Madrid to Valencia depart from Atocha train station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid

Madrid to Valencia by Bus

Buses from Madrid to Valencia take four hours and cost about 25 euros - a fair bit cheaper than the train though a lot slower. Buy tickets here: Bus from Madrid to Valencia.

For most other bus tickets in Spain, use the following website:
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Buses from Madrid to Valencia depart from Mendez Alvaro bus station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid

Madrid to Valencia by Car

Take the A-3 freeway to travel from Madrid to Valencia by car. The 355km journey takes 3h30.

Consider a stop in Cuenca to break up the long journey.
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Flights from Madrid to Valencia

There are regular flights from Madrid to Valencia and they can be very cheap if booked in advance.
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