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|Avg. Train Duration:|
5 hours 55 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$ 63|
|Trains depart from:||Barcelona|
|Trains arrive in:||Madrid|
|Train Companies:||Renfe AVE, Renfe|
Trains in Spain are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains traveling from Barcelona to Madrid are operated by Renfe, Spain's national train company. There are usually 20-30 trains traveling from Barcelona to Madrid per day. All trains are direct. Most Barcelona to Madrid trains are operated by the high-speed Renfe AVE trains, which take between 2:30 and 3:10 hours to arrive at Madrid's Atocha train station. Rare journeys use slower regional trains, which take approximately 9 hours to arrive at Madrid's Chamartin train station. These journeys on regional trains are usually significantly cheaper than traveling on AVE trains.
Departure Stations: Most trains from Barcelona to Madrid leave from Barcelona Sants station, but some services can also depart from Barcelona Passeig De Gracia. Both stations are centrally located and easy to reach - Barcelona Sants, the city's main transport hub, is well served by local taxis and also has a large car park for travelers driving to the station. The station also lies on two branches of Barcelona's Metro system, Blue Line L5 and Green Line L3.
Arrival Stations: Madrid Atocha station is the main termination point for trains from Barcelona to Madrid. A busy transport hub, the station welcomes both local, national and international services and even boasts a tropical garden on the main concourse. Onward journeys are easy from Atocha, which connects to the wide-reaching Madrid Metro on Blue Line 1, and is well served by both taxis and public buses, as well as local trains and high-speed regional trains to and from destinations further afield.