Valencia to Madrid via Train

A few friend and I traveled to Valencia (following our La Tomatina camping experience) to Barcelona a few days ago and I wanted to share a few details you might find valuable.

First of all, the cost of the trip — the regional express that leaves at 17:00 is the cheapest train we found for 24.50 Euro. We arrived at 22:00 at Barcelona Sants station.

Second, a quick tip for buying a ticket in the Valencia train station — if you are buying same day tickets (we had no problem getting a ticket end of August, but could be different if buying in extreme high season), then do not get a number and wait in line with everyone else. We wasted 30 minutes waiting before we figured out there is a booth at the far left of the Renfe ticket area that is labeled “Salida Hoy” (Leaving today). Go to that line and just buy your ticket; the numbers are all for people buying advance tickets.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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