Madrid to Barcelona

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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Jul 24
98 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
66 Air Europa
Thu
Jul 25
43 Renfe
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51 Air Europa
Fri
Jul 26
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
61 Air Europa
Sat
Jul 27
58 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
66 Air Europa
Sun
Jul 28
75 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
61 Air Europa
Mon
Jul 29
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
51 Air Europa
Tue
Jul 30
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
51 Air Europa
Wed
Jul 31
43 Renfe
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43 Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
51 Air Europa
Fri
Aug 2
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
46 Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
67 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
51 Air Europa
Sun
Aug 4
69 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
66 Vueling
Mon
Aug 5
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
51 Vueling
Tue
Aug 6
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
43 Vueling
Wed
Aug 7
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
43 Vueling
Thu
Aug 8
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
51 Vueling
Fri
Aug 9
43 Renfe
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51 Air Europa
Sat
Aug 10
60 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
51 Vueling
Sun
Aug 11
67 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
51 Air Europa
Mon
Aug 12
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
59 Vueling
Tue
Aug 13
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
51 Vueling

General Information about the Journey from Madrid to Barcelona

Travelling the 624 kilometres from Madrid to Barcelona can be done quickly and conveniently by bus, train and plane. The plane offers the speediest choice reaching Barcelona in an hour and fifteen minutes. However, the fast AVE train offers a close second with a trip between city centres that takes under three hours. Passengers can also opt for the slower regional train or for the bus for a more leisurely journey.

Buses from Madrid to Barcelona

Direct buses leave Madrid throughout the day for the five and a half to seven and a half hour journey to Barcelona. Exclusively run by Alsa, the buses can be boarded at Aeropuerto Madrid, Barajas T4 bus station, Mendez Alvaro bus station or Avenida America bus station. Buses run from early morning to late evening and terminate at Barcelona (Nord).

Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

Getting to Barcelona from Madrid is a breeze on Spain's highly efficient railway system. Passengers have two options. The fastest is the AVE high-speed train which offers around two dozen daily departures from Madrid Puerta de Atocha station on weekdays and some 16 on the weekend. For a slower option, a regional express train - the Combinado - leaves the same station once a day in the late morning. It takes over six hours to reach Barcelona-Sants making many stops along the route.

Flights from Madrid to Barcelona

Passengers have a choice of around nine flights daily for the 75-minute hop from Barajas airport (MAD) Madrid to Barcelona Airport (BCN). Carriers Iberia, Air Europa and Vueling offer departures throughout the day with Air Iberia offering its Iberia Air Shuttle to Barcelona eight times daily.

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Best fares from Madrid to Barcelona

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Fri, Jul 26
Bus
Alsa
21:597h 50m05:49
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Air Europa
05:301h 25m06:55
MadridBarcelona
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Sat, Jul 27
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Tue, Jul 30
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Thu, Aug 1
Flight
Air Europa
18:301h 15m19:45
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys from Barcelona to Madrid
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
Alsa
07:307h 20m14:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Air Europa
09:501h 35m11:25
BarcelonaMadrid

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
BusMadrid America

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BusMadrid Est. Sur

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
FlightMadrid-Barajas

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