Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Cheapest

£40

Average

£123

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to Barcelona will cost around £ 123 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 40.

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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h22 16:37Barcelona Sants
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£401One-way
2nd Cheapest
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h30 23:55Barcelona Sants
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£791One-way
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08:30Madrid Atocha2h45 11:15Barcelona Sants
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£841One-way
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17:00Madrid Atocha2h30 19:30Barcelona Sants
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£881One-way
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18:00Madrid Atocha2h30 20:30Barcelona Sants
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£931One-way

Train Times

Madrid to Barcelona

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06:10Madrid Atocha2h30 08:40Barcelona Sants
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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h22 16:37Barcelona Sants
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08:00Madrid Atocha2h30 10:30Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha2h45 11:05Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha2h45 11:15Barcelona Sants
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09:00Madrid Atocha2h45 11:45Barcelona Sants
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09:30Madrid Atocha3h04 12:34Barcelona Sants
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10:30Madrid Atocha2h45 13:15Barcelona Sants
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11:30Madrid Atocha3h10 14:40Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha3h00 15:30Barcelona Sants
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14:00Madrid Atocha2h30 16:30Barcelona Sants
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14:30Madrid Atocha2h51 17:21Barcelona Sants
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15:00Madrid Atocha2h30 17:30Barcelona Sants
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15:30Madrid Atocha3h10 18:40Barcelona Sants
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16:00Madrid Atocha2h30 18:30Barcelona Sants
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17:00Madrid Atocha2h30 19:30Barcelona Sants
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18:00Madrid Atocha2h30 20:30Barcelona Sants
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h50 21:20Barcelona Sants
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19:30Madrid Atocha3h10 22:40Barcelona Sants
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20:00Madrid Atocha2h30 22:30Barcelona Sants
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20:30Madrid Atocha3h10 23:40Barcelona Sants
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h30 23:55Barcelona Sants
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Mon
Sep 16
£79Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£74Iberia
Tue
Sep 17
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£62Vueling
Wed
Sep 18
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£74Vueling
Thu
Sep 19
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£62Vueling
Fri
Sep 20
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£74Vueling
Sat
Sep 21
£75Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£74Air Europa
Sun
Sep 22
£62Renfe AVE
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£55Vueling
Mon
Sep 23
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£55Vueling
Tue
Sep 24
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£49Air Europa
Wed
Sep 25
£40Renfe
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£43Vueling
Thu
Sep 26
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Fri
Sep 27
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Sat
Sep 28
£79Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£62Vueling
Sun
Sep 29
£62Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Mon
Sep 30
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£43Vueling
Tue
Oct 1
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£38Vueling
Wed
Oct 2
£40Renfe
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£38Vueling
Thu
Oct 3
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£40Vueling
Fri
Oct 4
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£43Vueling
Sat
Oct 5
£70Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£57Air Europa
Sun
Oct 6
£62Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£48Vueling

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

3 h 3 m

Trains per day

22

Distance

504 km

Of the 22 train that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 22 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 504 km distance in an average of 3 h 3 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 30 m .

The slowest train will take 9 h 22 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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16:00Madrid Atocha2h30 18:30Barcelona Sants
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£1991One-way
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08:00Madrid Atocha2h30 10:30Barcelona Sants
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£1571One-way
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14:00Madrid Atocha2h30 16:30Barcelona Sants
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£1181One-way
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h30 23:55Barcelona Sants
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£791One-way
Fastest
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20:00Madrid Atocha2h30 22:30Barcelona Sants
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£1181One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 24 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £51
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Barcelona
Distance:504 km
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe AVE, Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

RENFE Spain operate AVE high-speed trains from Madrid to Barcelona seven days a week. This direct route takes around 2.5 hours. The first departure is just before 6:00 a.m., with trains then leaving roughly half-hourly until 8:00 p.m.

Return journeys for trains from Madrid to Barcelona are also available.

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Trains from Madrid to Barcelona: Departing

Madrid Puerta de Atocha Station is centrally located within easy walking distance of the historic Madrid centre and its major art galleries. This attractive old station, with its soaring façade, contains a tropical garden and a pond full of terrapins. Madrid has one of the best public transport systems in the world and the second largest Underground network after London, so getting around the city by Metro, bus or Cercania train is easy. Puerta de Atocha is on Line 1 of the Metro and well served by local buses and taxis. Night buses, known as Búhos (owls), run every twenty minutes.

Trains from Madrid to Barcelona: Arriving

Trains from Madrid to Barcelona arrive at Barcelona Sants Station, which is to the South-West of the city and a ten-minute Metro ride on Lines 5 or 3 into the historic centre. Barcelona has an efficient and well-integrated transport system, with tickets that cover trains, buses and Metros. There is a night bus service and taxi ranks are located outside Sants Station.

Barcelona with its distinct barrios is full of history, architecture and culture, as well as having a lively night-life. The stunning architecture of Gaudí can be seen around the town, while The Rambla, a famous thoroughfare, is the place to meet and enjoy a drink with friends, or simply to sit and watch the world go by.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

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