Madrid to Barcelona train

Tue, May 28
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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for May 28

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS
07:24AM9h13
Madrid Chamartín
04:37PMBarcelona Sants
431One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Renfe AVLO
03:30PM3h12
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
06:42PMBarcelona Sants
451One-way
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
09:10PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:40PMBarcelona Sants
461One-way
0 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
10:05AM2h55
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
01:00PMBarcelona Sants
491One-way
0 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
09:00PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:45PMBarcelona Sants
491One-way
0 transfers

Madrid to Barcelona train times

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28
Renfe AVLO
06:15AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:45AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
06:30AM2h50
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:20AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
06:40AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:10AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
07:00AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:30AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
SNCF OUIGO
07:05AM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:50AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS
07:24AM9h13
Madrid Chamartín
04:37PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
08:00AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:30AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
08:30AM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:15AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
08:35AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:05AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
09:00AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:30AMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
09:16AM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:01PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
09:30AM3h07
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:37PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
10:00AM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:45PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
SNCF OUIGO
10:05AM2h55
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
01:00PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVLO
10:30AM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
01:15PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
11:25AM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
02:10PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
11:30AM3h12
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
02:42PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
12:25PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
03:10PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
12:30PM3h10
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
03:40PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE INT
01:25PM2h57
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
04:22PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
01:50PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
04:35PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
SNCF OUIGO
02:15PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
04:45PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
02:30PM2h50
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
05:20PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
03:00PM2h29
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
05:29PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
03:25PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
06:10PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVLO
03:30PM3h12
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
06:42PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
04:00PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
06:30PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
04:30PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:15PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
04:40PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:10PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
05:00PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:30PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
SNCF OUIGO
05:20PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:50PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
05:25PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:10PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
05:30PM3h12
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:42PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
06:00PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:30PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
06:30PM2h50
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:20PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
06:35PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:05PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
07:00PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:30PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
07:25PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:10PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVLO
07:30PM3h16
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:46PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
08:00PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:30PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
iryo
08:25PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:10PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
08:40PM3h15
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:55PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
SNCF OUIGO
09:00PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:45PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect
Renfe AVE
09:10PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:40PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfersDirect

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Fastest train times from Madrid to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for May 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 29 m

Average

2 h 53 m

Trains per day

44

Distance

504 km

Of the 44 trains that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 44 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Renfe AVE
03:00PM2h29
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
05:29PMBarcelona Sants
541One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
iryo
06:35PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:05PMBarcelona Sants
831One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Renfe AVE
07:00AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:30AMBarcelona Sants
1341One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
iryo
06:40AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:10AMBarcelona Sants
701One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Renfe AVE
08:00AM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:30AMBarcelona Sants
941One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Barcelona

distanceDistance504 km
durationAverage train duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price€62 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe Regional Exprés, Renfe or Renfe AVE INT

Trains from Madrid to Barcelona cover the 504 km long route taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe Regional Exprés, Renfe or Renfe AVE INT. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as €22, but the average price of train tickets is €62. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Barcelona.

Train providers: AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO trains Madrid to Barcelona

AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO trains will get you to Barcelona from Madrid from €17. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Iryo is a new brand from railway operator ILSA operating in Spain since 2022. Iryo uses Frecciarossa 1000 trains which are modern, can travel at up to 360km/h and have a minimal environmental impact. Iryo’s Frecciarossa trains have different classes, all of which come with free unlimited WiFi, power sockets, toilets and an onboard entertainment portal where you can watch films and TV series. The main classes are: Infinita Class, Singular Café Class, Singular Class, Inicial Class. These new trains take 2 hours and 30 minutes to travel between Madrid and Barcelona. They depart from Madrid Atocha and Barcelona Sants stations, and stop in Zaragoza along the way. Iryo services also cover Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Alicante, Córdoba, Seville and Málaga.

Madrid to Barcelona train information with iryo:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 30 min
  • Cheapest Price: €30

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.

FAQs: Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

FAQs: Travel by train from Madrid to Barcelona 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 Barcelona.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona can start from as little as €22 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Madrid to Barcelona is €62; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Madrid to Barcelona train travel time is 2 h 30 min   for the 504 km long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Madrid to Barcelona leaves at 05: 24. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Madrid to Barcelona leaves at 20: 10.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Barcelona without having to change trains with AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, iryo or Renfe Regional Exprés. There are 12 direct trains from Madrid to Barcelona each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Madrid to Barcelona with Ouigo or iryo. Overall you can travel with the following companies: AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe Regional Exprés, Renfe or Renfe AVE INT.
When taking a train from Madrid to Barcelona, you can count on AVE, Ouigo, Renfe AVLO, iryo, Renfe Regional Exprés, Renfe or Renfe AVE INT for the best way to get you to Barcelona. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Barcelona from Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 10.

When departing from Madrid, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Príncipe Pío. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your trip in train stations like Barcelona, Barcelona Sants and Passeig de Gràcia station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Barcelona, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Barcelona from Madrid is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Madrid to Barcelona by train is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Madrid to Barcelona including taking a coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Barcelona

Madrid
Barcelona
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes is the most popular Madrid railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Madrid for your journey to Barcelona.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 912432343
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
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
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AccessibilityAccessibility
Madrid Príncipe PíoParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Madrid Atocha CercaniasParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Madrid Méndez AlvaroParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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Madrid Aeropuerto T4ParkingATMAccessibility
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Madrid RecoletosParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid Nuevos MinisteriosParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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address
Address
Madrid
Madrid Sol
Asamblea de Madrid-EntrevíasATMTaxisAccessibility
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TaxisTaxis
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Madrid PirámidesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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