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16 trains from $114
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25 trains from $50
Fri, May 31
24 trains from $50

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Mon
May 27
$114Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$101Air Europa
Tue
May 28
$50Renfe
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$77Air Europa
Wed
May 29
$50Renfe
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$60Air Europa
Thu
May 30
$50Renfe
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$72Air Europa
Fri
May 31
$50Renfe
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$93Vueling
Sat
Jun 1
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$93Air Europa
Sun
Jun 2
$119Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$194Air Algerie
Mon
Jun 3
$50Renfe
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$69Vueling
Tue
Jun 4
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$51Vueling
Wed
Jun 5
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling
Thu
Jun 6
$50Renfe
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$51Vueling
Fri
Jun 7
$50Renfe
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$77Air Europa
Sat
Jun 8
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$77Air Europa
Sun
Jun 9
$93Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Mon
Jun 10
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Tue
Jun 11
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$51Vueling
Wed
Jun 12
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling
Thu
Jun 13
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling
Fri
Jun 14
$50Renfe
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$54Vueling
Sat
Jun 15
$88Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Sun
Jun 16
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$69Vueling

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, May 31
Bus
Alsa
15:457h 35m23:20
MadridBarcelona
Fri, May 31
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, May 31
Flight
Vueling
05:451h 20m07:05
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to Barcelona
Fri, May 31
Flight
Vueling
05:451h 20m07:05
MadridBarcelona
Mon, Jun 3
Flight
Vueling
16:151h 20m17:35
MadridBarcelona
Tue, Jun 4
Flight
Vueling
04:451h 20m06:05
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys from Barcelona to Madrid
Wed, May 29
Bus
Alsa
11:007h 35m18:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, May 29
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Wed, May 29
Flight
Vueling
12:001h 25m13:25
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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