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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

43

Average

126

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 € 126 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 43.

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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h22 16:37Barcelona Sants
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T411h22 21:37Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha2h59 16:24Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha8h12 21:37Barcelona Sants
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h30 23:55Barcelona Sants
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Train Times

Madrid to Barcelona

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05:50Madrid Atocha4h50 10:40Barcelona Sants
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05:50Madrid Atocha5h15 11:05Barcelona Sants
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05:50Madrid Atocha3h05 08:55Barcelona Sants
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05:50Madrid Atocha5h25 11:15Barcelona Sants
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05:50Madrid Atocha3h30 09:20Barcelona Sants
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05:50Madrid Atocha4h20 10:10Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha6h04 12:34Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha4h45 11:15Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha2h50 09:20Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha4h10 10:40Barcelona Sants
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06:30Madrid Atocha4h35 11:05Barcelona Sants
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06:45Madrid Atocha7h23 14:08Barcelona Sants
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07:15Madrid Chamartín9h22 16:37Barcelona Sants
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07:40Madrid Atocha6h28 14:08Barcelona 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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08:20Madrid Atocha8h17 16:37Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha6h05 14:25Barcelona Sants
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08:20Madrid Atocha4h14 12:34Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha6h10 14:40Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha4h04 12:34Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha5h55 14:25Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha8h07 16:37Barcelona Sants
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08:30Madrid Atocha2h45 11:15Barcelona Sants
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T411h22 21:37Barcelona Sants
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10:40Madrid Atocha7h30 18:10Barcelona Sants
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11:10Madrid Atocha7h59 19:09Barcelona Sants
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11:10Madrid Atocha7h00 18:10Barcelona Sants
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11:55Madrid Atocha6h15 18:10Barcelona Sants
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11:55Madrid Atocha7h14 19:09Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha3h00 15:30Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha4h51 17:21Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha3h54 16:24Barcelona Sants
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12:30Madrid Atocha9h07 21:37Barcelona Sants
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12:40Madrid Atocha6h29 19:09Barcelona Sants
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12:40Madrid Atocha5h30 18:10Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha5h38 19:03Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha8h12 21:37Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha3h56 17:21Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha2h59 16:24Barcelona Sants
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13:25Madrid Atocha5h50 19:15Barcelona Sants
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14:10Madrid Atocha7h00 21:10Barcelona Sants
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14:30Madrid Atocha2h51 17:21Barcelona Sants
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15:10Madrid Atocha6h00 21:10Barcelona Sants
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15:30Madrid Atocha3h10 18:40Barcelona Sants
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15:40Madrid Atocha5h30 21:10Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha5h30 22:00Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha4h50 21:20Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha2h45 19:15Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha3h52 20:22Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha4h55 21:25Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha4h10 20:40Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha5h44 22:14Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid Atocha6h10 22:40Barcelona Sants
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17:00Madrid Atocha2h30 19:30Barcelona Sants
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17:30Madrid Atocha3h10 20:40Barcelona Sants
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17:30Madrid Atocha4h44 22:14Barcelona Sants
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17:30Madrid Atocha5h10 22:40Barcelona Sants
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17:30Madrid Atocha3h50 21:20Barcelona Sants
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17:30Madrid Atocha6h10 23:40Barcelona Sants
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17:30Madrid Atocha3h55 21:25Barcelona Sants
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17:30Madrid Atocha4h30 22:00Barcelona Sants
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18:00Madrid Atocha2h30 20:30Barcelona Sants
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18:30Madrid Atocha3h30 22:00Barcelona Sants
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h50 21:20Barcelona Sants
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18:30Madrid Atocha4h10 22:40Barcelona Sants
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18:30Madrid Atocha5h10 23:40Barcelona Sants
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19:00Madrid Atocha2h30 21:30Barcelona Sants
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19:05Madrid Atocha4h35 23:40Barcelona Sants
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19:30Madrid Atocha4h10 23:40Barcelona 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
Sun
Sep 22
91 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
147 Air Europa
Mon
Sep 23
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
89 Vueling
Tue
Sep 24
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
74 Air Europa
Wed
Sep 25
43 Renfe
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59 Vueling
Thu
Sep 26
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
59 Vueling
Fri
Sep 27
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
59 Vueling
Sat
Sep 28
85 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
79 Vueling
Sun
Sep 29
67 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
51 Vueling
Mon
Sep 30
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
46 Vueling
Tue
Oct 1
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
40 Vueling
Wed
Oct 2
43 Renfe
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44 Air Europa
Thu
Oct 3
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
46 Vueling
Fri
Oct 4
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
59 Vueling
Sat
Oct 5
75 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
66 Air Europa
Sun
Oct 6
75 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
61 Air Europa
Mon
Oct 7
43 Renfe
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43 Vueling
Tue
Oct 8
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
40 Vueling
Wed
Oct 9
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
40 Vueling
Thu
Oct 10
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
43 Vueling
Fri
Oct 11
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
43 Vueling
Sat
Oct 12
67 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
44 Air Europa

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

4 h 57 m

Trains per day

74

Distance

504 km

Of the 74 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 4 h 57 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 30 m .

The slowest train will take 11 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.

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20:00Madrid Atocha2h30 22:30Barcelona Sants
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127 1One-way
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08:00Madrid Atocha2h30 10:30Barcelona Sants
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21:25Madrid Atocha2h30 23:55Barcelona Sants
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85 1One-way
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17:00Madrid Atocha2h30 19:30Barcelona Sants
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99 1One-way
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19:00Madrid Atocha2h30 21:30Barcelona Sants
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214 1One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 21 minutes
Train Ticket Price:56
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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