How Far Is Valencia From Madrid?
Valencia is only 355 km (200 miles) away from Madrid by car. There are also multiple high-speed trains zipping between Valencia and Madrid on a daily basis. And the flights are very short, in case you prefer to go by plane. Read on and you will see why Valencia is a perfect day trip from Madrid!
The existence of the high-speed train really eliminates the need to think about how far Valencia is from Madrid. Depending on the train, the journey lasts from 1.5 hrs to 1 hour 50 minutes. Check out the schedule on Renfe’s website.
Making a day trip to Valencia from Madrid is totally feasible, if you take the train!
You must be wondering if it’s possible to see Valencia in one day. The answer is, you can definitely see lots of things! You are welcome to use this blog to find out whatever you need to know before visiting Valencia.
One option is to dedicate the first half of the day to exploring the Old Town’s landmarks… Such as the beautiful Cathedral with a peculiar layout, the unique Silk Exchange building, the buoyant Central Market.
Take a pleasant bike ride along the Turia river gardens towards the beach for a paella lunch. And dedicate the second half of the day to exploring the City of Arts & Science.
Otherwise, start the day with my delicious day time tour, that will also take you from the Central Market to the most iconic landmarks in the Old Town. You will taste Valencia’s most authentic staple foods, including paella valenciana and artisan horchata.
Going to Valencia by train is definitely the most fast & convenient option, with both the Atocha train station in Madrid and the Joaquín Sorolla station in Valencia located in the center of both cities.
Going from Madrid to Valencia by car will take about 3.5 hours, so if you have more than 1 day, this could be a great road trip.
Nice stops on the way (or not going too far off the track) are Aranjuez and Chinchón. And if you stop in Requena you can explore its medieval caves used for wine production and visit some wineries (book your tour in advance).
If you are considering making a day trip from Madrid to Valencia, why not join one of my food tours in Valencia and get to know the local culture in a short amount of time? My tours last for 3.5 hours and take you to locally loved places that serve delicious traditional food, and include a cultural & history tour.