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The cheapest trains

from Barcelona
to Madrid

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Cheapest

$51

Average

$146

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Barcelona to Madrid will cost around $ 146 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 51.

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09:03Barcelona Sants9h0418:07Madrid ChamartĂ­n
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$511One-way
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21:15Barcelona Sants2h4700:02Madrid Atocha
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$821One-way
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16:03Barcelona Sants7h5900:02Madrid Atocha
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$831One-way
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16:03Barcelona Sants7h0723:10Madrid Atocha
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$861One-way
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09:03Barcelona Sants8h4217:45Madrid Atocha
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$891One-way

Train Times

Barcelona to Madrid

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06:05Barcelona Sants3h4509:50Madrid Atocha
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06:05Barcelona Sants4h3010:35Madrid Atocha
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07:05Barcelona Sants2h4509:50Madrid Atocha
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07:25Barcelona Sants2h3610:01Madrid Atocha
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07:30Barcelona Sants6h1513:45Madrid Atocha
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08:30Barcelona Sants5h1513:45Madrid Atocha
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09:00Barcelona Sants4h4513:45Madrid Atocha
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09:00Barcelona Sants2h4511:45Madrid Atocha
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09:03Barcelona Sants7h0716:10Madrid Atocha
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09:03Barcelona Sants8h0717:10Madrid Atocha
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09:03Barcelona Sants9h0418:07Madrid ChamartĂ­n
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09:03Barcelona Sants8h4217:45Madrid Atocha
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09:24Barcelona Sants5h4615:10Madrid Atocha
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10:00Barcelona Sants5h1015:10Madrid Atocha
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10:00Barcelona Sants3h4513:45Madrid Atocha
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10:00Barcelona Sants3h1013:10Madrid Atocha
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11:00Barcelona Sants2h4513:45Madrid Atocha
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12:00Barcelona Sants5h1017:10Madrid Atocha
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12:00Barcelona Sants3h1015:10Madrid Atocha
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12:00Barcelona Sants5h4517:45Madrid Atocha
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12:10Barcelona Sants5h0017:10Madrid Atocha
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12:10Barcelona Sants4h0016:10Madrid Atocha
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12:10Barcelona Sants5h3517:45Madrid Atocha
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12:10Barcelona Sants5h0017:10Madrid Atocha
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13:25Barcelona Sants5h4519:10Madrid Atocha
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13:25Barcelona Sants2h4516:10Madrid Atocha
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13:25Barcelona Sants3h4517:10Madrid Atocha
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13:25Barcelona Sants4h2017:45Madrid Atocha
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14:00Barcelona Sants5h1019:10Madrid Atocha
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14:00Barcelona Sants5h5019:50Madrid Atocha
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14:00Barcelona Sants3h4517:45Madrid Atocha
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14:00Barcelona Sants5h1019:10Madrid Atocha
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14:00Barcelona Sants3h1017:10Madrid Atocha
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14:10Barcelona Sants5h0019:10Madrid Atocha
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15:00Barcelona Sants2h4517:45Madrid Atocha
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15:00Barcelona Sants4h5019:50Madrid Atocha
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15:00Barcelona Sants4h1019:10Madrid Atocha
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15:30Barcelona Sants3h4019:10Madrid Atocha
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15:30Barcelona Sants6h3022:00Madrid Atocha
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15:30Barcelona Sants4h2019:50Madrid Atocha
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15:50Barcelona Sants6h1022:00Madrid Atocha
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15:50Barcelona Sants6h1022:00Madrid Atocha
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16:00Barcelona Sants6h0022:00Madrid Atocha
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16:00Barcelona Sants3h1019:10Madrid Atocha
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16:00Barcelona Sants3h5019:50Madrid Atocha
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16:03Barcelona Sants7h0723:10Madrid Atocha
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16:03Barcelona Sants7h5900:02Madrid Atocha
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16:05Barcelona Sants5h5522:00Madrid Atocha
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17:00Barcelona Sants2h5019:50Madrid Atocha
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17:00Barcelona Sants5h0022:00Madrid Atocha
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17:00Barcelona Sants6h1023:10Madrid Atocha
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17:25Barcelona Sants2h3019:55Madrid Atocha
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18:00Barcelona Sants5h1023:10Madrid Atocha
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19:00Barcelona Sants4h1023:10Madrid Atocha
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19:00Barcelona Sants5h0200:02Madrid Atocha
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19:00Barcelona Sants4h1023:10Madrid Atocha
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21:15Barcelona Sants2h4700:02Madrid Atocha
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Wed
Jul 24
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Thu
Jul 25
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$71Air Europa
Fri
Jul 26
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Air Europa
Sun
Jul 28
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$132Vueling
Mon
Jul 29
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$104Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Wed
Jul 31
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$68Vueling
Fri
Aug 2
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$68Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Sun
Aug 4
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Mon
Aug 5
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Tue
Aug 6
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$68Vueling
Wed
Aug 7
$51Renfe
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$59Vueling
Thu
Aug 8
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Fri
Aug 9
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$68Vueling
Sat
Aug 10
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Sun
Aug 11
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Mon
Aug 12
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling

The fastest trains

from Barcelona
to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Fastest Journey

2h 30m

Average

4h 44m

Trains per day

72

Distance

504 km

Of the 72 train that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 504 km distance in an average of 4h 44m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 30m .

The slowest train will take 9h 4m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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17:25Barcelona Sants2h3019:55Madrid Atocha
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$2521One-way
2nd Fastest
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07:25Barcelona Sants2h3610:01Madrid Atocha
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$1061One-way
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13:25Barcelona Sants2h4516:10Madrid Atocha
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$1271One-way
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15:00Barcelona Sants2h4517:45Madrid Atocha
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$941One-way
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07:05Barcelona Sants2h4509:50Madrid Atocha
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$941One-way

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Journey Summary

Barcelona to Madrid Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 47 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $49
Trains depart from:Barcelona
Trains arrive in:Madrid
Distance:504 km
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe AVE, Renfe

Barcelona to Madrid Trains: Know Before You Go

  • All Barcelona to Madrid trains are run by Renfe.
  • All Renfe trains are direct, depart from Barcelona's Sants train station and arrive at either Madrid's Puerta de Atocha, or Chamartin train station.
  • The first train departs Barcelona at 5:50 a.m. while the last leaves at 9:15 p.m.
  • The Barcelona to Madrid train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 30 minutes to arrive in Madrid.
  • Most travelers book their Barcelona to Madrid train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Trains from Barcelona to Madrid: Overview

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 of the 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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barcelona to Madrid?

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.




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Best fares for trains from Barcelona to Madrid

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Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Jul 27
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Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
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Fastest Trains from Barcelona to Madrid
Thu, Jul 25
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Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
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Fri, Jul 26
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Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
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Sat, Jul 27
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07:039h 4m16:07
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Return Train Tickets for Madrid to Barcelona
Thu, Jul 25
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Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Jul 26
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Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Jul 27
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Renfe AVE
18:303h 10m21:40
MadridBarcelona

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Barcelona
Madrid
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Amenities

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