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9 trains from $51
Wed, Jul 24
14 trains from $51
Fri, Jul 26
13 trains from $51

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Jul 22
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$48Alsa
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Tue
Jul 23
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$94Air Europa
Wed
Jul 24
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$78Vueling
Thu
Jul 25
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Fri
Jul 26
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$78Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
$68Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Sun
Jul 28
$89Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$70Vueling
Mon
Jul 29
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Wed
Jul 31
$51Renfe
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$51Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
Fri
Aug 2
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$55Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
$79Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa
Sun
Aug 4
$81Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$78Vueling
Mon
Aug 5
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Tue
Aug 6
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$51Vueling
Wed
Aug 7
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$51Vueling
Thu
Aug 8
$51Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Fri
Aug 9
$51Renfe
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$61Air Europa
Sat
Aug 10
$70Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$55Vueling
Sun
Aug 11
$79Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$61Air Europa

How to Travel from Madrid to Barcelona

The journey from Madrid to Barcelona is popular with travelers in Spain. Direct journeys between Madrid and Barcelona are available by trains, buses and flights. Key departure points include Madrid Puerta de Atocha train station, Madrid Intercambiador Avenida de America bus station, and Madrid Barajas airport.

The Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona

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

Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona

Taking the train is usually the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona. High-speed AVE trains take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to travel from Madrid to Barcelona and are operated by Renfe, Spain's national train company. There is at least one departure from Madrid Puerta de Atocha train station every hour throughout the day, seven days a week. It only takes 1 hour 10 minutes of flight time to fly from Madrid to Barcelona; however, when the time to travel to and from Madrid and Barcelona's airports are included, it takes approximately 3 hours 35 minutes to arrive into the city centre of Barcelona.

Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona. While the train is often more expensive than taking the bus or flying, the time saved 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.

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Best fares from Madrid to Barcelona

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Fri, Jul 26
Bus
Alsa
21:597h 50m05:49
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 20m06:20
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to Barcelona
Thu, Aug 1
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Aug 3
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Mon, Aug 12
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys from Barcelona to Madrid
Wed, Jul 24
Bus
Alsa
14:307h 50m22:20
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, Jul 24
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, Jul 24
Flight
Vueling
19:301h 25m20:55
BarcelonaMadrid

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
BusMadrid America

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BusMadrid Est. Sur

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
FlightMadrid-Barajas

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
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