Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

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TodayMar 1
from $68
TomorrowMar 2
from $34
SunMar 3
from $50
MonMar 4
from $43
TueMar 5
from $33
WedMar 6
from $34
ThuMar 7
from $53
FriMar 8
from $62

Upcoming Train Schedules

One passenger / one way

6:30PM
2h50m
9:20PM
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Cheapest
Barcelona - Sants
Cheapest
8:40PM
3h15m
11:55PM
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
2nd Cheapest
Barcelona - Sants
2nd Cheapest
3:00PM
2h29m
5:29PM
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Fastest
Barcelona - Sants
Fastest
4:00PM
2h30m
6:30PM
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Barcelona - Sants
4:40PM
2h30m
7:10PM
Madrid - Atocha
Barcelona - Sants
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Train Madrid to Barcelona: Trip Overview

Train Madrid to Barcelona: Trip Overview

Average Ticket Price$65
Average train trip duration2h 45m
Number of daily trains31
Earliest train departure6:30 AM
Distance502 km
Latest train departure9:10 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change
Reviews

Trip Reviews for Madrid - Barcelona

4.1 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travellers who booked a train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona

Ratings and Reviews (931)

Great assistance from all workers. They made the experience be as efficient and easy as possible. They were very kind, even during the holiday season. I recommend them to everyone

Kristina J.

December 24, 2023
The company Renfe didn't send me a pdf ticket and I lost my ticket and I have to buy another ticket. Waste of time and bad customer service.

Jonatas S.

September 4, 2023
Amazing! Comfortable, easy and felt luxurious!

Gail S.

September 2, 2023
I am soooo annoyed that they closed the door earlier, we arrived there at 7:01am and they do not allowed us to get in anymore, well there was not even anyone at the door.

Iago F.

August 11, 2023
Fast, clean, comfortable

Barry A.

July 16, 2023
Train companies

Train companies

RENFE AVE Madrid Barcelona recent customer reviews

The company Renfe didn't send me a pdf ticket and I lost my ticket and I have to buy another ticket. Waste of time and bad customer service.

Jonatas S.September 4, 2023

Customers have expressed positive opinions about the spacious and comfortable seats, as well as the clean environment of Iryo train. The service is described as fast and efficient.

iryo Madrid Barcelona recent customer reviews

Great assistance from all workers. They made the experience be as efficient and easy as possible. They were very kind, even during the holiday season. I recommend them to everyone

Kristina J.December 24, 2023

Amazing! Comfortable, easy and felt luxurious!

Gail S.September 2, 2023

Fast, clean, comfortable

Barry A.July 16, 2023

OUIGO Madrid Barcelona recent customer reviews

I am soooo annoyed that they closed the door earlier, we arrived there at 7:01am and they do not allowed us to get in anymore, well there was not even anyone at the door.

Iago F.August 11, 2023

Overall good experIence

Alona A.July 18, 2022
ES train and bus companies:Renfe, TGV inOui, Iryo, OUIGO

Madrid to Barcelona Trains

Information about this train trip

Daily Trains31
Earliest and Latest Train Departures6:30AM - 9:10PM
Minimum Price$33
Average Ticket Price$65
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 Madrid - Barcelona

The average train ticket price from Madrid to Barcelona is $65. The best way to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona 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 Madrid and Barcelona 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 Madrid to Barcelona can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 31. Some trains are direct while others include transferring trains. Simplify your train trip from Madrid to Barcelona by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

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

Trains travelling between Madrid and Barcelona leave from Madrid Puerta De Atocha or Madrid-Chamartin and arrive at Sants, Barcelona Clot-Arago, Barcelona Airport.

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
02-28
$66
02-29
$140
Today
$72
03-02
$36
03-03
$52
03-04
$45
03-05
$35
03-06
$36
The cheapest trip from Madrid to Barcelona was searched and found on Mar 5, 2024 with a price of $35

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

You can expect to pay from $35 to $280 for a train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $35 which is on 2024-03-05.

Usually RENFE_AVE 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

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No matter if you plan to take a regional or high-speed train to Barcelona, 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 Madrid and Barcelona, you emit up to 30 times less CO2 than for the same journey made by plane or car!

Make a music playlist for your train ride from Madrid to Barcelona, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

The magnetic levitation train (Maglev for short) is currently the fastest train in the world. With a speed of 603 km/ h, it is closely followed by the French high-speed train (574.8 km / h) which remains in 2020, the fastest train to date.

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.

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.

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Train from Barcelona to Madrid

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