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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$50

Average

$138

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 Madrid to Barcelona will cost around $ 138 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 50.

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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h22 16:37Barcelona Sants
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$501One-way
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T411h22 21:37Barcelona Sants
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$641One-way
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12:30Madrid Atocha9h07 21:37Barcelona Sants
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$821One-way
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h30 23:55Barcelona Sants
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$881One-way
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12:30Madrid Atocha3h00 15:30Barcelona Sants
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$881One-way

Train Times

Madrid to Barcelona

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06:10Madrid Atocha2h30 08:40Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha5h15 11:45Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha4h35 11:05Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha4h45 11:15Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha4h10 10:40Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha2h50 09:20Barcelona Sants
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06:45Madrid Atocha7h23 14:08Barcelona Sants
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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h22 16:37Barcelona Sants
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07:20Madrid Atocha2h30 09:50Barcelona Sants
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08:00Madrid Atocha2h30 10:30Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha4h55 13:15Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha5h00 13:20Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha8h17 16:37Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha2h45 11:05Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha3h25 11:45Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha6h00 14:20Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha6h05 14:25Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha3h15 11:45Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha5h55 14:25Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha2h45 11:15Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha4h45 13:15Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha8h07 16:37Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha4h50 13:20Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha5h50 14:20Barcelona Sants
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09:00Madrid Atocha5h25 14:25Barcelona Sants
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09:00Madrid Atocha5h20 14:20Barcelona Sants
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09:00Madrid Atocha4h15 13:15Barcelona Sants
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09:00Madrid Atocha7h37 16:37Barcelona Sants
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09:00Madrid Atocha2h45 11:45Barcelona Sants
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09:00Madrid Atocha4h20 13:20Barcelona Sants
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09:30Madrid Atocha3h04 12:34Barcelona Sants
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T411h22 21:37Barcelona Sants
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10:30Madrid Atocha5h00 15:30Barcelona Sants
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10:30Madrid Atocha3h50 14:20Barcelona Sants
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10:30Madrid Atocha3h55 14:25Barcelona Sants
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10:30Madrid Atocha2h45 13:15Barcelona Sants
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10:40Madrid Atocha7h30 18:10Barcelona Sants
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11:10Madrid Atocha7h00 18:10Barcelona Sants
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11:10Madrid Atocha7h59 19:09Barcelona Sants
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11:30Madrid Atocha5h51 17:21Barcelona Sants
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11:30Madrid Atocha4h00 15:30Barcelona Sants
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11:55Madrid Atocha6h15 18:10Barcelona Sants
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11:55Madrid Atocha7h14 19:09Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha9h07 21:37Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha6h10 18:40Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha3h00 15:30Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha4h51 17:21Barcelona Sants
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12:40Madrid Atocha6h29 19:09Barcelona Sants
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12:40Madrid Atocha5h30 18:10Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha5h15 18:40Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha3h56 17:21Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha5h38 19:03Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha8h12 21:37Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha5h50 19:15Barcelona Sants
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14:00Madrid Atocha2h30 16:30Barcelona Sants
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14:10Madrid Atocha8h00 22:10Barcelona Sants
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14:10Madrid Atocha7h00 21:10Barcelona Sants
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14:30Madrid Atocha2h51 17:21Barcelona Sants
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15:00Madrid Atocha2h30 17:30Barcelona Sants
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15:10Madrid Atocha7h00 22:10Barcelona Sants
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15:10Madrid Atocha6h00 21:10Barcelona Sants
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16:00Madrid Atocha2h30 18:30Barcelona Sants
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17:00Madrid Atocha2h30 19:30Barcelona Sants
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20:30Madrid Atocha3h10 23:40Barcelona Sants
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h30 23:55Barcelona Sants
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Sep 18
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Thu
Sep 19
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Fri
Sep 20
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Sat
Sep 21
$93Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$115Vueling
Sun
Sep 22
$78Renfe AVE
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$69Vueling
Mon
Sep 23
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Tue
Sep 24
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$65Air Europa
Wed
Sep 25
$50Renfe
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$60Vueling
Thu
Sep 26
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Fri
Sep 27
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Sat
Sep 28
$99Renfe AVE
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Sun
Sep 29
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Mon
Sep 30
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Tue
Oct 1
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling
Wed
Oct 2
$50Renfe
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$50Vueling
Thu
Oct 3
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$50Vueling
Fri
Oct 4
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Sat
Oct 5
$88Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Sun
Oct 6
$88Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Mon
Oct 7
$50Renfe
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$50Vueling

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

5 h 8 m

Trains per day

65

Distance

504 km

Of the 65 train that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 18 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 5 h 8 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 30 m .

The slowest train will take 11 h 22 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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16:00Madrid Atocha2h30 18:30Barcelona Sants
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$2491One-way
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06:10Madrid Atocha2h30 08:40Barcelona Sants
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$1311One-way
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07:20Madrid Atocha2h30 09:50Barcelona Sants
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$1541One-way
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17:00Madrid Atocha2h30 19:30Barcelona Sants
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$1241One-way
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14:00Madrid Atocha2h30 16:30Barcelona Sants
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$1481One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 23 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $65
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Barcelona
Distance:504 km
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe AVE, Renfe

Madrid to Barcelona Trains: Know Before You Go

  • All Madrid to Barcelona trains are run by Renfe.
  • All Renfe trains are direct, depart from either Madrid's Puerta de Atocha or Chamartin train station and arrive at Barcelona's Sants train station.
  • The Madrid to Barcelona train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 30 minutes to arrive in Barcelona.
  • Most travelers book their Madrid to Barcelona train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.
  • The first train departs Madrid at 6:10 a.m. while the last leaves around midnight. However, times can change at the weekend so it is best to double check.

Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

Trains in Spain are an efficient way to travel between cities. All trains traveling from Madrid to Barcelona are operated by Renfe, Spain's national train company. There are usually around 30 trains leaving Madrid for Barcelona every day. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains take between 2½ and 3:10 hours to arrive in Barcelona. Some local services from Madrid to Barcelona can take up to 9½ hours but are usually significantly cheaper than AVE trains.

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

Departure Station: Madrid Puerta de Atocha Station is centrally located and is within walking distance of Madrid historic center and its major art galleries. This attractive old station contains a tropical garden and a pond full of terrapins. Madrid has one of the best public transport systems in the world and the second largest Underground network after London, so getting around the city by Metro, bus or Cercania train is easy. Puerta de Atocha is on Line 1 of the Metro and well served by local buses and taxis. Night buses, known as Búhos (owls), run every twenty minutes.

Arrival Station: Barcelona with its distinct barrios is full of history, architecture and culture, as well as having a lively night-life. Barcelona Sants Station is to the South-West of the city and a ten-minute Metro ride on Lines 5 or 3 into the historic center. Barcelona has an efficient and well-integrated transport system, with tickets that cover trains, buses, and Metros. There is a night bus service and taxi ranks are located outside Sants Station.



Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainMadrid Puerta De Atocha

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