Madrid to Barcelona

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Bus
Flight
Sun
May 26
113 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
99 Vueling
Mon
May 27
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
79 Air Europa
Tue
May 28
43 Renfe
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61 Air Europa
Wed
May 29
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
51 Air Europa
Thu
May 30
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
61 Air Europa
Fri
May 31
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
79 Vueling
Sat
Jun 1
67 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
79 Air Europa
Sun
Jun 2
102 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
171 Air Algerie
Mon
Jun 3
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
57 Iberia
Tue
Jun 4
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
43 Vueling
Wed
Jun 5
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
40 Vueling
Thu
Jun 6
43 Renfe
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43 Vueling
Fri
Jun 7
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
66 Vueling
Sat
Jun 8
67 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
66 Air Europa
Sun
Jun 9
80 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
51 Vueling
Mon
Jun 10
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
46 Vueling
Tue
Jun 11
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
43 Vueling
Wed
Jun 12
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
40 Vueling
Thu
Jun 13
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
40 Vueling
Fri
Jun 14
43 Renfe
33 Alsa
43 Vueling
Sat
Jun 15
75 Renfe AVE
33 Alsa
79 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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Fri, May 31
Bus
Alsa
15:457h 35m23:20
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Fri, May 31
Train
Renfe
05:159h 22m14:37
MadridBarcelona
Fri, May 31
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 20m06:20
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Fri, May 31
Flight
Vueling
05:001h 20m06:20
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Mon, Jun 3
Flight
Iberia
19:451h 20m21:05
MadridBarcelona
Tue, Jun 4
Flight
Vueling
04:451h 20m06:05
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Return Journeys from Barcelona to Madrid
Tue, May 28
Bus
Alsa
08:307h 40m16:10
BarcelonaMadrid
Tue, May 28
Train
Renfe
07:039h 4m16:07
BarcelonaMadrid
Tue, May 28
Flight
Vueling
19:301h 25m20:55
BarcelonaMadrid
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Barcelona
BusMadrid America

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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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Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Metro line 8 runs from all the airport terminals to Nuevos Ministerios station in central Madrid and back. The buses number 203, 200 and 101 run from the main bus and train stations to the airport. The T4 is connected also by train with the line C1 to the Chamartín Station.

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