|Distance||312 miles (504 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||£42 (€48)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Barcelona to Madrid cover the 312 miles (504 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £42, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Find the best trains from Barcelona to Madrid with Omio's travel partners Renfe and AVE from £38. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.
Renfe 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Barcelona and Madrid are the following:
The majority of trains from Barcelona to Madrid depart from Sants Station. However, a limited number of departures leave from Passeig De Gracia too. The first Renfe train departs just before 6:00 a.m. and the last train of the evening leaves at approximately 9 p.m. The duration of the journey is generally two and a half to three hours, with the majority of routes being direct. Trains depart regularly throughout the day and evening, with up to four times per hour during peak times.
Barcelona Sants Station: Conveniently situated in the city, Barcelona Sants is easily reached by the following metro system lines - L3 (green line) and L5 (blue line). Taxis are also readily available at the station and from the city centre.
Madrid Atocha Station: Located in the heart of the city, Atocha Station is a few minutes walk from the centre of Madrid. Alternatively, Line 1 (blue line) of Madrid's metro system connects from the station to the surrounding area.
When taking a train from Barcelona, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.
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