Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

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The cheapest Trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Cheapest

£43

Average

£108

Showing times and prices for May 23

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 £ 108 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 43.

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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h 22m 16:37Barcelona Sants
£43
1One-way
£431One-way
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01:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T419h 52m 21:37Barcelona Sants
£46
1One-way
£461One-way
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01:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T414h 52m 16:37Barcelona Sants
£46
1One-way
£461One-way
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00:14Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T416h 23m 16:37Barcelona Sants
£54
1One-way
£541One-way
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T411h 22m 21:37Barcelona Sants
£54
1One-way
£541One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Wed
May 22
£119Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£73Air Europa
Thu
May 23
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£53Iberia
Fri
May 24
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£82Vueling
Sat
May 25
£61Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£73Vueling
Sun
May 26
£77Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£61Vueling
Mon
May 27
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£47Iberia
Tue
May 28
£40Renfe
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£47Air Europa
Wed
May 29
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£47Vueling
Thu
May 30
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£47Air Europa
Fri
May 31
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£61Vueling
Sat
Jun 1
£64Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£56Air Europa
Sun
Jun 2
£94Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£114Iberia
Mon
Jun 3
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£73Vueling
Tue
Jun 4
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£37Vueling
Wed
Jun 5
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£37Vueling
Thu
Jun 6
£40Renfe
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£40Vueling
Fri
Jun 7
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£55Vueling
Sat
Jun 8
£64Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£73Vueling
Sun
Jun 9
£74Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£55Vueling
Mon
Jun 10
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£40Vueling
Tue
Jun 11
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£37Vueling

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The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Fastest Journey

2h 30m

Average

9h 36m

train per day

222

Distance

504 km

Showing times and prices for May 23

Of the 222 trains that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 504 km distance in an average of 9h 36m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2h 30m .

The slowest trains will take 21h 23m 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.

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15:00Madrid Atocha2h 30m 17:30Barcelona Sants
£78
1One-way
£781One-way
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08:00Madrid Atocha2h 30m 10:30Barcelona Sants
£68
1One-way
£681One-way
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h 30m 23:55Barcelona Sants
£112
1One-way
£1121One-way
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07:20Madrid Atocha2h 30m 09:50Barcelona Sants
£168
1One-way
£1681One-way
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19:00Madrid Atocha2h 30m 21:30Barcelona Sants
£106
1One-way
£1061One-way
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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 17 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £51
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Barcelona
Distance:504 Kms
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

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Fri, May 24
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Sat, May 25
Train
Renfe AVE
13:303h 10m16:40
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Trains from Madrid to Barcelona
Thu, Jun 13
Train
Renfe AVE
03:503h 5m06:55
MadridBarcelona
Thu, Jun 20
Train
Renfe AVE
03:503h 5m06:55
MadridBarcelona
Thu, Jun 27
Train
Renfe AVE
03:503h 5m06:55
MadridBarcelona
Return Train Tickets for Barcelona to Madrid
Fri, May 24
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, May 25
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Sun, May 26
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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