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Madrid Atocha to Valencia by train

It takes an average of 2h 45m to travel from Madrid Atocha to Valencia by train, over a distance of around 187 miles (301 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Madrid Atocha to Valencia and tickets for this journey start from €16.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 44m
Price€16.80 - €110.10
Distance187 miles (301 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid Atocha
Arrival stationValencia
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsavanza_auto_res, avanza_llorente,

Madrid Atocha to Valencia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid Atocha to Valencia for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:40 09:33 1h 53m, direct
09:40 11:24 1h 44m, direct
10:45 16:02 5h 17m, 1 change
14:10 16:03 1h 53m, direct
14:45 19:05 4h 20m, 1 change
17:00 19:19 2h 19m, direct
21:10 23:03 1h 53m, direct

Renfe, AVE and Alvia trains from Madrid Atocha to Valencia

You can travel from Madrid Atocha to Valencia on Renfe, AVE 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.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

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 four comfort classes – Turista (standard class), Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats), Preferente (lounge access, wide leather seats, food and drink service) and Club (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.

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 Madrid Atocha to Valencia

Train tickets from Madrid Atocha to Valencia start at €16.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €67.98.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price48.14
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price59.75
on the day
avg. single price67.98

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 Madrid Atocha to Valencia 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid Atocha to Valencia? 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 Madrid Atocha to Valencia take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid Atocha and Valencia is 2 hours and 45 minutes, with around 7 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 Madrid Atocha and Valencia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid Atocha to Valencia is 1 hour and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid Atocha to Valencia cost?

Train tickets from Madrid Atocha to Valencia can start from as little as €16.80 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 Madrid Atocha to Valencia?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid Atocha to Valencia without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Madrid Atocha to Valencia. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Madrid Atocha to Valencia leave?

The first train from Madrid Atocha to Valencia leaves at 07:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Madrid Atocha to Valencia leave?

The last train from Madrid Atocha to Valencia leaves at 21:10. 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 Madrid Atocha and Valencia by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid Atocha to Valencia cover a distance of around 187 miles (301 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Valencia to Madrid Atocha.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid Atocha to Valencia for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 25/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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