Madrid to Barcelona

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1 train from$ 100
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24 trains from$ 51
Fri, Mar 29
23 trains from$ 51

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Mon
Mar 25
$ 100Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
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Tue
Mar 26
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 68Iberia
Wed
Mar 27
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 61Air Europa
Thu
Mar 28
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 61Air Europa
Fri
Mar 29
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 78Vueling
Sat
Mar 30
$ 68Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 78Vueling
Sun
Mar 31
$ 79Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 60Vueling
Mon
Apr 1
$ 51Renfe
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$ 55Vueling
Tue
Apr 2
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 51Vueling
Wed
Apr 3
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 51Vueling
Thu
Apr 4
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Fri
Apr 5
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 55Vueling
Sat
Apr 6
$ 79Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 78Vueling
Sun
Apr 7
$ 68Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 60Vueling
Mon
Apr 8
$ 51Renfe
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$ 55Vueling
Tue
Apr 9
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Wed
Apr 10
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Thu
Apr 11
$ 51Renfe
$ 39Alsa
$ 48Vueling
Fri
Apr 12
$ 51Renfe
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$ 93Vueling
Sat
Apr 13
$ 89Renfe AVE
$ 39Alsa
$ 93Vueling
Sun
Apr 14
Find prices
$ 39Alsa
$ 93Vueling

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, Mar 29
Bus
Alsa
21:457h 20m05:05
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Mar 29
Train
Renfe
06:159h 22m15:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Mar 29
Flight
Vueling
06:501h 15m08:05
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to Barcelona
Fri, Mar 29
Flight
Vueling
06:501h 15m08:05
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Mar 30
Flight
Vueling
06:001h 15m07:15
MadridBarcelona
Thu, Apr 18
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys from Barcelona to Madrid
Wed, Mar 27
Bus
Alsa
07:007h 35m14:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, Mar 27
Train
Renfe
08:039h 4m17:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, Mar 27
Flight
Vueling
20:301h 20m21:50
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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Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Metro line 8 runs from all the airport terminals to Nuevos Ministerios station in central Madrid and back. The buses number 203, 200 and 101 run from the main bus and train stations to the airport. The T4 is connected also by train with the line C1 to the Chamartín Station.

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