Trains from Barcelona to Madrid

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TomorrowNov 29
from $28
ThuNov 30
from $46
FriDec 1
from $48
SatDec 2
from $29
SunDec 3
from $46
MonDec 4
from $25
TueDec 5
from $34
WedDec 6

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Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Atocha
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Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Atocha
Barcelona - Sants
Madrid - Madrid Puerta De Atocha
Train Barcelona to Madrid: Trip Overview

Train Barcelona to Madrid: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$42
Average train trip duration2h 45m
Number of daily trains28
Earliest train departure5:45 AM
Distance312 miles (502 km)
Latest train departure9:25 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change.

Trip Reviews for Barcelona - Madrid

4.5 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (30)

It was fast 300km per hour

Jill & Liam H.

September 17, 2023
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
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
Very good

Hany F.

March 12, 2023
Train Companies

Train Companies

Train and bus companies in Spain:SNCF, TGV inOui, SNCF Intercités

Barcelona to Madrid Trains

Information on this train trip

Daily Trains28
Earliest and Latest Train Departures5:45AM - 9:25PM
Minimum Price$25
Average Ticket Price$42
Minimum Trip Duration2h29m
Average Train Trip Duration2h45m
Distance312 miles (502 km)
Train Companies on This RouteRenfe, Iryo, OUIGO
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Barcelona - Madrid

The average train ticket price from Barcelona to Madrid is $42. The best way to find 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 28. Some trains are direct while others have layovers. 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.

Once in Madrid, you can exploring the city. The top sights and things to do are Prado Museum, Teleférico de Madrid, The Three Big Art Galleries - Paseo del Arte (Art Walk), Reina Sofia Museum, Puerta del Sol.

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
The cheapest trip from Barcelona to Madrid was searched and found on Nov 27, 2023 with a price of $24

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 $24 to $267 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 2023-11-29.

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

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 bus 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.

What's the cheapest way to go from Barcelona to Madrid?

The train is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time2h 45mAvg Price$42Daily Departures28
Vehicle TypeCarpoolTravel Time7hAvg Price$42Daily Departures14
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time7h 35mAvg Price$46Daily Departures16

The best way to travel between Barcelona and Madrid is by train. By choosing the train, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $42 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $17. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Madrid, choose the train, as it will take you from Barcelona to Madrid in about 2h 45m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Barcelona by train?

Train from Madrid to Barcelona

You can also go to Madrid by bus

Bus from Barcelona to Madrid

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