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TomorrowApr 22
from $35
TueApr 23
from $34
WedApr 24
from $41
ThuApr 25
from $56
FriApr 26
from $63
SatApr 27
from $38
SunApr 28
from $44
MonApr 29

Train schedules for tomorrow

One passenger / one way

9:25PM
2h30m
11:55PM
Barcelona - Sants
Cheapest
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Cheapest
8:55PM
2h45m
11:40PM
Barcelona - Sants
2nd Cheapest
Madrid - Atocha
2nd Cheapest
1:25PM
2h29m
3:54PM
Barcelona - Sants
Fastest
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Fastest
7:00AM
2h30m
9:30AM
Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
7:00AM
2h30m
9:30AM
Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Train Barcelona to Madrid: Trip Overview

Train Barcelona to Madrid: Trip Overview

Average Ticket Price$61
Average train trip duration2h 45m
Number of daily trains30
Earliest train departure5:40 AM
Distance502 km
Latest train departure9:25 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change
Train companies

Train companies

RENFE AVE Barcelona Madrid recent customer reviews

On time, clean train, plenty of leg room

Magda F.August 15, 2023

Amazing! Clean, comfortable, great journey, great staff. I come from England and it made me appreciate how terrible our train service is.

Katie J.April 10, 2023

iryo Barcelona Madrid recent customer reviews

Very orderly boarding process. Clean and very comfortable train. On time departure and arrival.

David L.December 14, 2023

It was fast 300km per hour

Jill & Liam H.September 17, 2023

Tickets purchased in Australia and no need to redeem them for Spanish tickets. Arrival/Departure information displays boards easy to navigate, carriages clearly marked and seat allocations easy to follow. The carriage was very clean and welcoming, more than enough leg room but unfortunately our seats weren't next to a window so l missed out on viewing the countryside.

Anna B.April 9, 2023

OUIGO Barcelona Madrid recent customer reviews

Very good

Hany F.March 12, 2023

We took a train

Maura K.July 28, 2022
ES train and bus companies:Renfe, TGV inOui, Iryo, OUIGO

Barcelona to Madrid Trains

Information about this train trip

Daily Trains30
Earliest and Latest Train Departures5:40AM - 9:25PM
Minimum Price$34
Average Ticket Price$61
Minimum Trip Duration2h29m
Average Train Trip Duration2h45m
Distance502 km
Train Companies on This RouteRenfe, Iryo, OUIGO
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Barcelona - Madrid

The average train ticket price from Barcelona to Madrid is $61. The best way to find cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between Barcelona and Madrid is around 2h 45m, although the fastest train will take about 2h 29m. This is the time it takes to travel the 505 km that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from Barcelona to Madrid can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 30. Some trains are direct while others include transferring trains. Simplify your train trip from Barcelona to Madrid by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from Barcelona to Madrid, you can travel comfortably and safely with Renfe, Iryo, OUIGO.

Trains travelling between Barcelona and Madrid leave from Sants or Nord and arrive at Madrid Puerta De Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid-Príncipe Pio.

Find cheapest prices for trains

Find cheapest prices for trains

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
04-19
$45
04-20
$30
Today
$45
04-22
$29
04-23
$28
04-24
$29
04-25
$30
04-26
$41
The cheapest trip from Barcelona to Madrid was searched and found on Apr 23, 2024 with a price of $28

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $28 to $260 for a train ticket from Barcelona to Madrid based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $28 which is on 2024-04-23.

Usually RENFE_RENFE will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

Do you like to go fast? With high-speed trains going faster than 300 km/h on certain routes, the time will fly by. Taking a train between Barcelona and Madrid is also a great way to travel to arrive in the city centre and save more time for your stay in Madrid.

No matter if you plan to take a regional or high-speed train to Madrid, the planet will thank you. You’ll help to protect the beautiful landscapes that will unfold before your very eyes.

By choosing the train between Barcelona and Madrid, you emit up to 30 times less CO2 than for the same journey made by plane or car!

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your train trip from Barcelona to Madrid while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

You can find dogs as passengers on the trains of Moscow, where there is a large number of stray dogs. Over time, the dogs have learned the inner workings of the rail system and it is not uncommon to find one travelling between the city and the suburbs.

Railway companies played a major role as early as 1883 in the use of time zones as we know them today.

Some trains in Sweden can recover more than a fifth of the energy they use by braking. This is especially true with ore trains as they descend from Narvik to Kiruna.

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Train from Madrid to Barcelona

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