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10 trains from $114
Fri, Aug 23
19 trains from $50
Fri, Aug 30
18 trains from $50

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Aug 21
$114Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$91Air Europa
Thu
Aug 22
$50Renfe
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$91Vueling
Fri
Aug 23
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$76Vueling
Sat
Aug 24
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$91Vueling
Sun
Aug 25
$50Renfe
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$91Vueling
Mon
Aug 26
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$76Vueling
Tue
Aug 27
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$59Vueling
Wed
Aug 28
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$59Vueling
Thu
Aug 29
$50Renfe
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$59Vueling
Fri
Aug 30
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$68Vueling
Sat
Aug 31
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$76Vueling
Sun
Sep 1
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$103Vueling
Mon
Sep 2
$50Renfe
Find prices
$59Vueling
Tue
Sep 3
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Vueling
Wed
Sep 4
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Vueling
Thu
Sep 5
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Vueling
Fri
Sep 6
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$68Vueling
Sat
Sep 7
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sun
Sep 8
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$91Vueling
Mon
Sep 9
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$46Vueling
Tue
Sep 10
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$46Vueling

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, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:307h 35m05:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Aug 23
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 25m06:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Fastest Way to Travel from Barcelona to Madrid
Fri, Sep 27
Flight
Air Europa
20:351h 20m21:55
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Aug 23
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 25m06:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Aug 24
Flight
Vueling
07:001h 25m08:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Return Journeys from Madrid to Barcelona
Fri, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:597h 50m05:49
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Aug 23
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 20m06:20
MadridBarcelona

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Barcelona
Madrid
BusBarcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants

Amenities

BusEstació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord

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FlightBarcelona

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