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Overview: Train from Madrid to Salou

distanceDistance257 miles (414 km)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Salou cover the 257 miles (414 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 9 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Salou.

Train companies: AVE and Renfe trains Madrid to Salou

Travel on AVE and Renfe trains from Madrid to Salou at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.


Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Salou trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Madrid and Salou and when travelling by train:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Salou

    Travel by train to Salou easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Salou.

    What is the distance to Salou from Madrid via train?

    You should expect to travel around 257 miles (414 km)  to Salou from Madrid by train.

    How long is the train journey to Salou from Madrid?

    On average the Madrid to Salou train time is 5 h 9 min  covering the 257 miles (414 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    When travelling by train from Madrid to Salou, which train station in Madrid do I depart from and which train station in Salou do I arrive in?

    Omio customers book a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Salou   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the train station in Madrid to go to Salou? Where is the train station in Salou located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in Salou, called Salou, is located around 0.6 miles (1 km) away from its city centre.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Madrid to Salou?

    Take the Madrid to Salou train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Salou from Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains per day are there between Madrid and Salou?

    On average, there are 6 trains a day from Madrid to Salou. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your trip from Madrid to Salou.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10