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Travel from Valencia to Cuenca by train in 2 hours 37 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Valencia to Cuenca by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Valencia to Cuenca by train is 2 hours 37 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 37 minutes. You'll usually find 2 trains per day traveling the 165 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct services to Cuenca. You're likely to be traveling with AVE, Avlo or Renfe to Cuenca. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Valencia to Cuenca in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $7.69. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Valencia to Cuenca by train

It takes an average of 2h 37m to travel from Valencia to Cuenca by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (165 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Valencia to Cuenca and tickets for this journey start from $7.69 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 37m
PriceFrom $7.69
Distance102 miles (165 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train09:00
Last train15:10
Departure stationValencia
Arrival stationCuenca
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, iryo

Valencia to Cuenca train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valencia to Cuenca for Wednesday Dec 7th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:00 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla10:59 Cuenca Estaciónave 3982 Renfe Get tickets1h 59m, 1 change
11:07 Valencia Estaciò Nord15:50 Cuenca EstaciónRE 18163 Renfe Get tickets4h 43m, direct
12:20 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla15:50 Cuenca EstaciónAlvia/Avant 4111 Renfe Get tickets3h 30m, 1 change
15:10 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla17:47 Cuenca Estaciónave 5149 Renfe Get tickets2h 37m, 1 change

AVE, iryo, Renfe and Alvia trains from Valencia to Cuenca

You can travel from Valencia to Cuenca on AVE, iryo, Renfe and Alvia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

Operating since the end of 2022, iryo is a new high-speed train company in Spain. It’s a consortium between the Spanish airline Air Norstrum and the train company Trenitalia, one of the greatest leaders in European rail transport. The first private Spanish high-speed company to operate, iryo runs high-speed services on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona route and connects Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia/Alicante and Madrid – Cordoba – Seville/Malaga. They are doing this all with a fleet of ETR1000 model trains that offer the highest level of comfort in Spain, with a combination of advanced propulsion and highest quality onboard services, including WiFi connection and catering service. 98% of the parts of the trains are 100% recyclable, making this trip sustainable as well!

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Cheap train tickets from Valencia to Cuenca

The price of train tickets from Valencia to Cuenca starts at $7.69 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Valencia to Cuenca by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Valencia to Cuenca

Want to know more about your journey from Valencia to Cuenca? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Valencia to Cuenca take?

The average journey time by train between Valencia and Cuenca is 2 hours and 37 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Valencia and Cuenca by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valencia to Cuenca is 2 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Valencia to Cuenca cost?

Train tickets from Valencia to Cuenca can start from as little as $7.69 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Valencia to Cuenca?

No, there are no direct train services from Valencia to Cuenca. Travelling from Valencia to Cuenca by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Valencia to Cuenca leave?

The first train from Valencia to Cuenca leaves at 09:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Valencia to Cuenca leave?

The last train from Valencia to Cuenca leaves at 15:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Valencia and Cuenca by train?

Trains travelling from Valencia to Cuenca cover a distance of around 102 miles (165 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cuenca to Valencia.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Valencia to Cuenca for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/17/2023 for travel on 01/17/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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