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Today
1 train from$ 98
Tomorrow
21 trains from$ 51
Fri, Mar 29
23 trains from$ 51

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Mar 25
$ 98Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 69Vueling
Tue
Mar 26
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 59Air Europa
Wed
Mar 27
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Thu
Mar 28
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Fri
Mar 29
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Sat
Mar 30
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 53Vueling
Sun
Mar 31
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 77Vueling
Mon
Apr 1
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 50Vueling
Tue
Apr 2
$ 51Renfe
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$ 46Vueling
Wed
Apr 3
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 46Vueling
Thu
Apr 4
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 50Vueling
Fri
Apr 5
$ 51Renfe
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$ 59Vueling
Sat
Apr 6
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 53Vueling
Sun
Apr 7
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Mon
Apr 8
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 50Vueling
Tue
Apr 9
$ 51Renfe
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$ 46Vueling
Wed
Apr 10
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 46Vueling
Thu
Apr 11
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 46Vueling
Fri
Apr 12
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 53Vueling
Sat
Apr 13
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 77Vueling
Sun
Apr 14
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 69Vueling

How to Travel from Barcelona to Madrid

The journey from Barcelona to Madrid is popular with both business and leisure travelers in Spain. Direct journeys between Barcelona and Madrid are available by plane, train, and bus. Key departure points include Barcelona Sants train station, Barcelona Nord Bus station, and Barcelona Prat airport.

Cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid. Alsa is the main bus company in Spain and operates all the buses from Barcelona to Madrid. Alsa buses take approximately 7:20 h to travel from Barcelona to Madrid and depart 16 times per day. Alsa's buses depart from Barcelona Nord bus station and arrive at Madrid's Intercambiador Avenida de America.

Fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid

Flying is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid and is 6 hours faster than taking the bus. Flights traveling from Barcelona to Madrid depart from Barcelona's El Prat airport and arrive at Madrid's Barajas airport. Airlines that travel directly from Barcelona to Madrid include Iberia, Air Europa, and Vueling. Another fast option to get from these cities is to take a high-speed AVE train, taking about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Most popular way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid. While the train is often more expensive than taking the bus or flying, the time saved avoiding traveling to and from the airport makes up for the additional cost for most travelers. Some of the train ticket cost can be offset by planning ahead and booking your Barcelona to Madrid travel as far ahead of time as possible. All trains traveling from Barcelona to Madrid are operated by Renfe, and depart from Barcelona Sants train station, and arrive at Madrid Puerta de Atocha. There is at least one departure every hour throughout the day, seven days a week. High-speed trains traveling from Barcelona to Madrid take approximately two and a half hours.

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Best fares from Barcelona to Madrid

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Fri, Mar 29
Bus
Alsa
06:007h 35m13:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Mar 29
Train
Renfe
08:039h 4m17:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Mar 29
Flight
Vueling
06:301h 20m07:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Fastest Way to Travel from Barcelona to Madrid
Wed, Mar 27
Flight
Vueling
20:301h 20m21:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Thu, Mar 28
Flight
Vueling
15:151h 20m16:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Mar 29
Flight
Vueling
06:301h 20m07:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Return Journeys from Madrid to Barcelona
Wed, Mar 27
Bus
Alsa
00:457h 20m08:05
MadridBarcelona
Wed, Mar 27
Train
Renfe
06:159h 22m15:37
MadridBarcelona
Wed, Mar 27
Flight
Air Europa
06:301h 20m07:50
MadridBarcelona
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Barcelona
Madrid
BusBarcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants

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BusEstació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord

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FlightBarcelona

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Aerobús operates to the city centre (Plaza de Catalunya) from both terminals. There is also the city bus 46 and the train R2, that goes to the main train station.

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