Barcelona to Madrid

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11 trains from $51
Wed, Jul 24
16 trains from $51
Fri, Jul 26
17 trains from $51

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Mon
Jul 22
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$39Alsa
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Tue
Jul 23
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Wed
Jul 24
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Thu
Jul 25
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$71Air Europa
Fri
Jul 26
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Air Europa
Sun
Jul 28
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$132Vueling
Mon
Jul 29
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$104Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Wed
Jul 31
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Fri
Aug 2
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Sun
Aug 4
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Mon
Aug 5
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Tue
Aug 6
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Wed
Aug 7
$51Renfe
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$59Vueling
Thu
Aug 8
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Fri
Aug 9
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sat
Aug 10
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling
Sun
Aug 11
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$77Vueling

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, Jul 26
Bus
Alsa
07:307h 20m14:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 25m06:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Fastest Way to Travel from Barcelona to Madrid
Tue, Aug 13
Flight
Air Europa
20:501h 20m22:10
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, Jul 24
Flight
Vueling
19:301h 25m20:55
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 25m06:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Return Journeys from Madrid to Barcelona
Wed, Jul 24
Bus
Alsa
09:007h 35m16:35
MadridBarcelona
Wed, Jul 24
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Wed, Jul 24
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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