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Journey Summary

Barcelona to Madrid Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 28 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $33
Trains depart from:Barcelona
Trains arrive in:Madrid
Distance:504 km
Train Companies:Renfe AVE, Renfe
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Barcelona to Madrid with Renfe and AVE

You can travel by train from Barcelona to Madrid with Renfe and AVE for as low as $35 (€27). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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Travel from Barcelona to Madrid with ease and comfort with Renfe, Spain’s main provider of train services covering around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) of domestic and international routes. When taking a Renfe train between Barcelona and Madrid, you can expect to travel 312 miles (504 km) and pay as low as $56 (€43). Check Renfe’s train schedules on Omio and score cheap tickets from Barcelona to Madrid!

Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your trip.

Renfe offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. AVE trains run at high-speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets from Barcelona to Madrid and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

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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Trains from Barcelona to Madrid
Travel by train to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Madrid.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Madrid from Barcelona cost?
Train tickets to Madrid from Barcelona for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $35 (€27)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Barcelona to Madrid?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $50 (€39)  for a train ticket between Barcelona and Madrid.
How far is it from Barcelona to Madrid by train?
The train distance from Barcelona to Madrid is around 312 miles (504 km).
How long is the train from Barcelona to Madrid?
The Barcelona to Madrid train duration is on average 2 h 30 min, which is to be expected when traveling 312 miles (504 km) to Madrid from Barcelona. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train station in Barcelona goes to Madrid? What train station do I come into Madrid from Barcelona?

When taking a train from Barcelona, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Barcelona Sants   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the train station in Barcelona to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train companies offer a service between Barcelona and Madrid?
For the best Barcelona to Madrid train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Madrid from Barcelona to compare what amenities they may offer.
What time is the earliest train from Barcelona to Madrid? What time is the last train from Barcelona to Madrid?
You can take the earliest train from Barcelona to Madrid at 6: 00 AM   or take the last train from Barcelona to Madrid leaving at 6: 00 PM. Look for the latest Barcelona to Madrid train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
When should I buy the Barcelona to Madrid train for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Barcelona and Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $50 (€39) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Barcelona to Madrid a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Madrid
Barcelona Estació De França
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