Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

Cheapest

£45

Average

£149

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

The average ticket from Madrid to Barcelona will cost around £ 149 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 45.

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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h 22m 16:37Barcelona Sants
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£451One-way
2nd Cheapest
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08:30Madrid Atocha2h 50m 11:20Barcelona Sants
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£791One-way
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h 30m 23:55Barcelona Sants
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£891One-way
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12:30Madrid Atocha3h 0m 15:30Barcelona Sants
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£1121One-way
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15:30Madrid Atocha3h 10m 18:40Barcelona Sants
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£1121One-way

Train Times

Madrid to Barcelona

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06:10Madrid Atocha2h3008:40Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha2h5009:20Barcelona Sants
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07:00Madrid Atocha2h3009:30Barcelona Sants
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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h2216:37Barcelona Sants
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07:20Madrid Atocha2h3009:50Barcelona Sants
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07:30Madrid Atocha3h1010:40Barcelona Sants
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08:00Madrid Atocha2h3010:30Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha2h4511:05Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha2h5011:20Barcelona Sants
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09:30Madrid Atocha3h412:34Barcelona Sants
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10:30Madrid Atocha2h4513:15Barcelona Sants
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11:30Madrid Atocha3h1014:40Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha3h015:30Barcelona Sants
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14:30Madrid Atocha2h5117:21Barcelona Sants
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15:00Madrid Atocha2h3017:30Barcelona Sants
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15:30Madrid Atocha3h1018:40Barcelona Sants
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h5021:20Barcelona Sants
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19:30Madrid Atocha3h1022:40Barcelona Sants
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20:30Madrid Atocha3h1023:40Barcelona Sants
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h3023:55Barcelona Sants
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Jul 15
£171Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
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Tue
Jul 16
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£75Iberia
Wed
Jul 17
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£63Air Europa
Thu
Jul 18
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£34Iberia
Fri
Jul 19
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Sat
Jul 20
£71Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£75Air Europa
Sun
Jul 21
£71Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Mon
Jul 22
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£58Air Europa
Tue
Jul 23
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£44Vueling
Wed
Jul 24
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£49Air Europa
Thu
Jul 25
£41Renfe
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£44Vueling
Fri
Jul 26
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
£71Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£75Vueling
Sun
Jul 28
£66Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Mon
Jul 29
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£49Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£38Vueling
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Jul 31
£41Renfe
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£38Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£63Vueling
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Aug 2
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£44Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
£63Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£49Air Europa
Sun
Aug 4
£63Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£63Vueling

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

Fastest Journey

2h 30m

Average

3h 9m

Trains per day

20

Distance

504 km

Of the 20 train that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 20 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 3h 9m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 30m .

The slowest train will take 9h 22m 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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08:00Madrid Atocha2h 30m 10:30Barcelona Sants
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£1591One-way
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07:00Madrid Atocha2h 30m 09:30Barcelona Sants
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£2231One-way
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15:00Madrid Atocha2h 30m 17:30Barcelona Sants
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£2231One-way
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07:20Madrid Atocha2h 30m 09:50Barcelona Sants
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£2231One-way
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06:10Madrid Atocha2h 30m 08:40Barcelona Sants
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£1891One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 20 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £55
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.

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Best fares for trains from Madrid to Barcelona

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Jul 20
Train
Renfe AVE
18:303h 10m21:40
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Trains from Madrid to Barcelona
Sun, Aug 4
Train
Renfe AVE
19:252h 30m21:55
MadridBarcelona
Thu, Aug 15
Train
Renfe AVE
19:252h 30m21:55
MadridBarcelona
Wed, Aug 21
Train
Renfe AVE
19:252h 30m21:55
MadridBarcelona
Return Train Tickets for Barcelona to Madrid
Wed, Jul 17
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Thu, Jul 18
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainMadrid Puerta De Atocha

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 1
Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C

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