Trains from Barcelona to Madrid

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Today14 Apr
from £36
Tomorrow15 Apr
from £18
Tue16 Apr
from £20
Wed17 Apr
from £24
Thu18 Apr
from £31
Fri19 Apr
from £36
Sat20 Apr
from £26
Sun21 Apr
from £39

Trains leaving today

One passenger / one way

21:25
2h30m
23:55
Barcelona - Sants
Cheapest
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Cheapest
21:25
2h30m
23:55
Barcelona - Sants
2nd Cheapest
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
2nd Cheapest
21:25
2h30m
23:55
Barcelona - Sants
Fastest
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Fastest
20:00
3h12m
23:12
Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
20:00
3h12m
23:12
Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Train Barcelona to Madrid: Trip Overview

Train Barcelona to Madrid: Trip Overview

Average ticket price£38
Average train trip duration2h 45m
Number of daily trains30
Earliest train departure05:40
Distance312 miles
Latest train departure21:25
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.15 August 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.10 April 2023

iryo Barcelona Madrid recent customer reviews

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

David L.14 December 2023

It was fast 300km per hour

Jill & Liam H.17 September 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.9 April 2023

OUIGO Barcelona Madrid recent customer reviews

Very good

Hany F.12 March 2023

We took a train

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

Barcelona to Madrid Trains

Barcelona to Madrid fast train (AVE)

Train times from Barcelona to Madrid

The train station on this route

Train companies on this route

Renfe train from Barcelona to Madrid

OUIGO train from Barcelona to Madrid

Save time and money with the train from Barcelona to Madrid

Price of train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid

Information on this train trip

Daily Trains30
Earliest and Latest Train Departures05:40 - 21:25
Minimum Price£18
Average Ticket Price£38
Minimum Trip Duration2h29m
Average Train Trip Duration2h45m
Distance312 miles
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 £38. 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 313 miles 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
12/04
£27
13/04
£18
Today
£26
15/04
£16
16/04
£17
17/04
£17
18/04
£17
19/04
£26
The cheapest trip from Barcelona to Madrid was searched and found on 15 Apr 2024 with a price of £16

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 £16 to £151 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 £16, which is on 2024-04-15.

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.

Barcelona to Madrid Trains

When in Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid

Will you be returning to Barcelona by train?

Train from Madrid to Barcelona

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