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The cheapest trains

from Barcelona
to Madrid

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Cheapest

$50

Average

$134

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 $ 134 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 50.

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09:03Barcelona Sants9h04 18:07Madrid Chamartín
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$501One-way
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16:03Barcelona Sants7h59 00:02Madrid Atocha
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$851One-way
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21:15Barcelona Sants2h47 00:02Madrid Atocha
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12:00Barcelona Sants3h10 15:10Madrid Atocha
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18:40Barcelona Sants5h22 00:02Madrid Atocha
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$911One-way

Train Times

Barcelona to Madrid

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05:50Barcelona Sants2h30 08:20Madrid Atocha
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06:05Barcelona Sants4h30 10:35Madrid Atocha
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06:05Barcelona Sants5h05 11:10Madrid Atocha
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06:05Barcelona Sants5h05 11:10Madrid Atocha
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06:25Barcelona Sants2h30 08:55Madrid Atocha
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06:40Barcelona Sants4h30 11:10Madrid Atocha
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06:40Barcelona Sants3h55 10:35Madrid Atocha
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06:50Barcelona Sants4h20 11:10Madrid Atocha
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06:50Barcelona Sants4h20 11:10Madrid Atocha
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07:00Barcelona Sants7h20 14:20Madrid Atocha
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07:00Barcelona Sants5h32 12:32Madrid Atocha
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07:05Barcelona Sants4h05 11:10Madrid Atocha
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07:05Barcelona Sants3h30 10:35Madrid Atocha
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07:30Barcelona Sants6h15 13:45Madrid Atocha
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08:00Barcelona Sants3h10 11:10Madrid Atocha
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08:00Barcelona Sants5h45 13:45Madrid Atocha
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08:00Barcelona Sants7h48 15:48Madrid Atocha
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08:00Barcelona Sants6h20 14:20Madrid Atocha
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08:30Barcelona Sants5h15 13:45Madrid Atocha
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09:03Barcelona Sants9h04 18:07Madrid Chamartín
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09:03Barcelona Sants7h07 16:10Madrid Atocha
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09:24Barcelona Sants5h46 15:10Madrid Atocha
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09:30Barcelona Sants4h15 13:45Madrid Atocha
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09:30Barcelona Sants5h40 15:10Madrid Atocha
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09:30Barcelona Sants5h40 15:10Madrid Atocha
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10:00Barcelona Sants7h03 17:03Madrid Atocha
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10:00Barcelona Sants5h48 15:48Madrid Atocha
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10:00Barcelona Sants7h55 17:55Madrid Atocha
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11:00Barcelona Sants4h10 15:10Madrid Atocha
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11:00Barcelona Sants5h10 16:10Madrid Atocha
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11:00Barcelona Sants2h45 13:45Madrid Atocha
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12:00Barcelona Sants3h10 15:10Madrid Atocha
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12:00Barcelona Sants4h10 16:10Madrid Atocha
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12:10Barcelona Sants4h00 16:10Madrid Atocha
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12:50Barcelona Sants3h20 16:10Madrid Atocha
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13:25Barcelona Sants2h45 16:10Madrid Atocha
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14:30Barcelona Sants7h25 21:55Madrid Atocha
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14:30Barcelona Sants6h20 20:50Madrid Atocha
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15:25Barcelona Sants2h30 17:55Madrid Atocha
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15:30Barcelona Sants6h30 22:00Madrid Atocha
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15:50Barcelona Sants6h10 22:00Madrid Atocha
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15:50Barcelona Sants6h10 22:00Madrid Atocha
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16:00Barcelona Sants5h55 21:55Madrid Atocha
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16:00Barcelona Sants6h00 22:00Madrid Atocha
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16:00Barcelona Sants6h00 22:00Madrid Atocha
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16:00Barcelona Sants7h32 23:32Madrid Atocha
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16:03Barcelona Sants7h07 23:10Madrid Atocha
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16:03Barcelona Sants7h59 00:02Madrid Atocha
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16:05Barcelona Sants5h55 22:00Madrid Atocha
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16:25Barcelona Sants2h30 18:55Madrid Atocha
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17:00Barcelona Sants5h00 22:00Madrid Atocha
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17:25Barcelona Sants2h30 19:55Madrid Atocha
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17:30Barcelona Sants6h02 23:32Madrid Atocha
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18:00Barcelona Sants4h00 22:00Madrid Atocha
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18:00Barcelona Sants5h10 23:10Madrid Atocha
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18:00Barcelona Sants4h00 22:00Madrid Atocha
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18:00Barcelona Sants5h10 23:10Madrid Atocha
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18:00Barcelona Sants6h02 00:02Madrid Atocha
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18:05Barcelona Sants3h55 22:00Madrid Atocha
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18:05Barcelona Sants5h05 23:10Madrid Atocha
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18:40Barcelona Sants4h30 23:10Madrid Atocha
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18:40Barcelona Sants4h30 23:10Madrid Atocha
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18:40Barcelona Sants5h22 00:02Madrid Atocha
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19:00Barcelona Sants4h10 23:10Madrid Atocha
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19:00Barcelona Sants5h02 00:02Madrid Atocha
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19:00Barcelona Sants3h00 22:00Madrid Atocha
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19:00Barcelona Sants4h10 23:10Madrid Atocha
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19:25Barcelona Sants2h30 21:55Madrid Atocha
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20:00Barcelona Sants4h02 00:02Madrid Atocha
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20:00Barcelona Sants3h10 23:10Madrid Atocha
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21:15Barcelona Sants2h47 00:02Madrid Atocha
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Tue
Sep 17
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$39Alsa
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Wed
Sep 18
$50Renfe
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Sep 19
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$39Alsa
$76Vueling
Fri
Sep 20
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$91Vueling
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Sep 21
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
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Sep 22
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Air Europa
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Sep 23
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$70Air Europa
Tue
Sep 24
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Vueling
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Sep 25
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Vueling
Thu
Sep 26
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$58Vueling
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Sep 27
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
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Sep 28
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$130Vueling
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Sep 29
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$91Vueling
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$49Vueling
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Oct 2
$50Renfe
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$49Vueling
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Oct 3
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
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Oct 4
$50Renfe
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$68Vueling
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Oct 5
$50Renfe
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$58Vueling
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$50Renfe
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Oct 7
$38Renfe
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The fastest trains

from Barcelona
to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

4 h 58 m

Trains per day

71

Distance

504 km

Of the 71 train that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 14 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 4 h 58 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 30 m .

The slowest train will take 9 h 4 m 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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16:25Barcelona Sants2h30 18:55Madrid Atocha
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$1171One-way
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15:25Barcelona Sants2h30 17:55Madrid Atocha
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$1771One-way
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05:50Barcelona Sants2h30 08:20Madrid Atocha
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$991One-way
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06:25Barcelona Sants2h30 08:55Madrid Atocha
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$2491One-way
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17:25Barcelona Sants2h30 19:55Madrid Atocha
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$2491One-way

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Journey Summary

Barcelona to Madrid Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 35 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $56
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.




Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Barcelona
Madrid
TrainBarcelona Estació De França

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