Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

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Today
1 train from$ 100
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24 trains from$ 51
Fri, Mar 29
23 trains from$ 51

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Most of our users travel the route Madrid - Barcelona by train. The AVE high-speed train brings you to Barcelona in 3:20 hours.

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Mar 25
$ 100Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
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Tue
Mar 26
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 68Iberia
Wed
Mar 27
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 61Air Europa
Thu
Mar 28
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 61Air Europa
Fri
Mar 29
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 78Vueling
Sat
Mar 30
$ 68Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 78Vueling
Sun
Mar 31
$ 79Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 60Vueling
Mon
Apr 1
$ 51Renfe
Find prices
$ 55Vueling
Tue
Apr 2
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 51Vueling
Wed
Apr 3
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 51Vueling
Thu
Apr 4
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Fri
Apr 5
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 55Vueling
Sat
Apr 6
$ 79Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 78Vueling
Sun
Apr 7
$ 68Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 60Vueling
Mon
Apr 8
$ 51Renfe
Find prices
$ 55Vueling
Tue
Apr 9
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Wed
Apr 10
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Thu
Apr 11
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Fri
Apr 12
$ 51Renfe
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$ 93Vueling
Sat
Apr 13
$ 89Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 93Vueling
Sun
Apr 14
$ 79Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 93Vueling
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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 35 minutes
Train Ticket Price:$ 66
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Barcelona
Distance:504 Kms
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe AVE, Renfe

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.

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 5:50 a.m. while the last leaves at 9:25 p.m.
  • All trains depart from either Madrid's Atocha or Chamartin train station and arrive at Barcelona's Sants train station.

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

This Weekend
This month
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Fri, Mar 29
Train
Renfe
06:159h 22m15:37
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Mar 30
Train
Renfe AVE
14:303h 10m17:40
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Trains from Madrid to Barcelona
Thu, Apr 18
Train
Renfe AVE
19:252h 30m21:55
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Apr 27
Train
Renfe AVE
16:302h 50m19:20
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Apr 19
Train
Renfe AVE
03:503h 5m06:55
MadridBarcelona
Return Train Tickets for Barcelona to Madrid
Wed, Mar 27
Train
Renfe
08:039h 4m17:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Thu, Mar 28
Train
Renfe
08:039h 4m17:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Mar 29
Train
Renfe
08:039h 4m17:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainMadrid Puerta De Atocha

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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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