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The cheapest trains

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to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Cheapest

$50

Average

$113

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 $ 113 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 50.

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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h2216:37Barcelona Sants
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$501One-way
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06:20Madrid Atocha3h1409:34Barcelona Sants
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$881One-way
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17:30Madrid Atocha3h1020:40Barcelona Sants
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10:30Madrid Atocha2h4513:15Barcelona Sants
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h3023:55Barcelona Sants
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$971One-way

Train Times

Madrid to Barcelona

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Aug 21
$97Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$110Air Europa
Thu
Aug 22
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$75Iberia
Fri
Aug 23
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Sat
Aug 24
$88Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Sun
Aug 25
$81Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$104Vueling
Mon
Aug 26
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Tue
Aug 27
$50Renfe
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$60Vueling
Wed
Aug 28
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Thu
Aug 29
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Fri
Aug 30
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sat
Aug 31
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sun
Sep 1
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$77Air Europa
Mon
Sep 2
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Tue
Sep 3
$50Renfe
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Wed
Sep 4
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling
Thu
Sep 5
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Fri
Sep 6
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$51Vueling
Sat
Sep 7
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$60Air Europa
Sun
Sep 8
$68Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Mon
Sep 9
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Tue
Sep 10
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Fastest Journey

2h 30m

Average

4h 49m

Trains per day

67

Distance

504 km

Of the 67 train that leave Madrid for Barcelona 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 49m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 30m .

The slowest train will take 9h 22m 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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21:25Madrid Atocha2h3023:55Barcelona Sants
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$971One-way
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07:00Madrid Atocha2h3009:30Barcelona Sants
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$1041One-way
2nd Fastest
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10:30Madrid Atocha2h4513:15Barcelona Sants
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$931One-way
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16:30Madrid Atocha2h5019:20Barcelona Sants
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$1141One-way
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08:30Madrid Atocha2h5011:20Barcelona Sants
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$1141One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 52 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $74
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.



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Best fares for trains from Madrid to Barcelona

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Fri, Aug 23
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Aug 24
Train
Renfe AVE
06:302h 50m09:20
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Trains from Madrid to Barcelona
Sat, Sep 7
Train
Renfe AVE
08:302h 45m11:15
MadridBarcelona
Sun, Sep 15
Train
Renfe AVE
06:302h 45m09:15
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Aug 24
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Renfe AVE
06:302h 50m09:20
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Return Train Tickets for Barcelona to Madrid
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Aug 24
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Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Mon, Aug 26
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainMadrid Puerta De Atocha

Amenities

Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 1
Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C

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