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Today
9 trains from $97
Tomorrow
16 trains from $50
Fri, Aug 23
17 trains from $50

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Aug 21
$97Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$110Air Europa
Thu
Aug 22
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$75Iberia
Fri
Aug 23
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Sat
Aug 24
$88Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Sun
Aug 25
$81Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$104Vueling
Mon
Aug 26
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$93Vueling
Tue
Aug 27
$50Renfe
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$60Vueling
Wed
Aug 28
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Thu
Aug 29
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Fri
Aug 30
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sat
Aug 31
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sun
Sep 1
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$77Air Europa
Mon
Sep 2
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Tue
Sep 3
$50Renfe
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Wed
Sep 4
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling
Thu
Sep 5
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Fri
Sep 6
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$51Vueling
Sat
Sep 7
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$60Air Europa
Sun
Sep 8
$68Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Mon
Sep 9
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Tue
Sep 10
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling

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, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:597h 50m05:49
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Aug 23
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 20m06:20
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to Barcelona
Thu, Aug 29
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Sep 7
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Mon, Sep 16
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys from Barcelona to Madrid
Fri, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:307h 35m05:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Aug 23
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 25m06:25
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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Frequently Asked Questions

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