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Journey timeFrom 1h 38m
Price$18.42 - $118.94
Distance301km (187 miles)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationValencia
Arrival stationMadrid Atocha
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsavanza_auto_res, avanza_llorente,

Valencia to Madrid Atocha train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valencia to Madrid Atocha for Sunday 20th Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
08:0009:531h 53m, directAVE 5079Renfe
10:4012:271h 47m, directAVE 5301Renfe
12:4014:201h 40m, directAVE 5321Renfe
14:1015:481h 38m, directAVE 5141Renfe
15:1017:031h 53m, directAVE 5149Renfe
16:1517:551h 40m, directAVE 5161Renfe
17:1018:501h 40m, directAVE 5171Renfe
17:3019:432h 13m, directIntercity 5871Renfe
18:1019:571h 47m, directAVE 5181Renfe
18:3520:211h 46m, directAVE 5381Renfe

Renfe, AVE and Alvia trains from Valencia to Madrid Atocha

You can travel from Valencia to Madrid Atocha 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 high-speed train, with trains capable of reaching up to 330 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 250 km/h on international lines and 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 Madrid Atocha

Train tickets from Valencia to Madrid Atocha start at €15.70 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 €68.06.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price53.13
on the day
avg. single price68.06

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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 Madrid Atocha by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 Valencia to Madrid Atocha? 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 Madrid Atocha take?

The average journey time by train between Valencia and Madrid Atocha is 1 hour and 47 minutes, with around 17 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 Madrid Atocha by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valencia to Madrid Atocha is 1 hour and 38 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Valencia to Madrid Atocha can start from as little as €15.70 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 Madrid Atocha?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Valencia to Madrid Atocha without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Valencia to Madrid Atocha. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Valencia to Madrid Atocha leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Valencia to Madrid Atocha leaves at 21:05. 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 Madrid Atocha by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid Atocha to Valencia.
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 Valencia to Madrid Atocha for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 02/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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