Barcelona to Madrid

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15 trains from $81
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24 trains from $50
Fri, May 31
25 trains from $50

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
May 27
$81Renfe AVE
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$68Vueling
Tue
May 28
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$59Vueling
Wed
May 29
$50Renfe
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$91Vueling
Thu
May 30
$50Renfe
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$59Air Europa
Fri
May 31
$50Renfe
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$103Vueling
Sat
Jun 1
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$70Air Europa
Sun
Jun 2
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$120Air Europa
Mon
Jun 3
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$59Vueling
Tue
Jun 4
$50Renfe
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$49Vueling
Wed
Jun 5
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$46Vueling
Thu
Jun 6
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$49Vueling
Fri
Jun 7
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$68Vueling
Sat
Jun 8
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$70Air Europa
Sun
Jun 9
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$99Air Europa
Mon
Jun 10
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Vueling
Tue
Jun 11
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$46Vueling
Wed
Jun 12
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$46Vueling
Thu
Jun 13
$50Renfe
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$46Vueling
Fri
Jun 14
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$49Vueling
Sat
Jun 15
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$53Vueling
Sun
Jun 16
$50Renfe
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$76Vueling

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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This month
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Fri, May 31
Bus
Alsa
11:007h 35m18:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, May 31
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, May 31
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 25m06:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Fastest Way to Travel from Barcelona to Madrid
Sun, Jun 2
Flight
Air Europa
10:551h 15m12:10
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, May 29
Flight
Vueling
12:001h 25m13:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, May 31
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 25m06:25
BarcelonaMadrid
Return Journeys from Madrid to Barcelona
Wed, May 29
Bus
Alsa
17:457h 40m01:25
MadridBarcelona
Wed, May 29
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Wed, May 29
Flight
Air Europa
05:301h 25m06:55
MadridBarcelona
Stations
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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