What is the quickest way to train from Seville to Valencia

I have seen people mention on blogs that there is a 3 hour 50 minute train from Seville to Valencia, but on Renfe, the best I see is about 7 hours, 27 minutes. Am I missing something? Is there a high speed train that will get me there in less than this?

I also heard you could shave off some time (about 2 hours) by going through Madrid, but that would involve 2 trains and would be more expensive, right?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 10, 2019 18:50

    There is one direct AVE from Seville to Valencia, which departs Seville in the early evening and only takes about 4 hours.

    Otherwise, you're correct that there are also faster options that go via Madrid. You can take a high-speed AVE from Seville to Madrid to connect to another high-speed AVE from Madrid to Valencia, and it would only take about 5 to 5.5 hours.

    The 7.5 hour option from Seville to Valencia is a Talgo train, which is slower.

    It doesn't appear as though the direct AVE from Seville to Valencia is able to be booked yet for dates beyond May. However, the options via Madrid are.

    You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. For the Seville-Valencia route via Madrid, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Seville to Madrid and then another search for connecting trains from Madrid to Valencia.

    When choosing your trains, I would recommend allowing yourself 15-20 minutes to change trains at the station in Madrid (Madrid Atocha).

    If you do not want to have to transfer in Madrid and you're fine with the evening departure out of Seville, you can wait until the direct AVE becomes available to book. For this specific train, I would recommend checking our website periodically until you see it offered.
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