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Train Barcelona to Madrid: Trip Overview
Trip Reviews for Barcelona - Madrid
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Renfe is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in Spain. With about 10918 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travelers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting Renfe take you where you need to go.
Iryo is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in Spain. With about 2106 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travelers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting Iryo take you where you need to go.
OUIGO is a high-speed low-cost train service operated by the French national railway company, SNCF. It offers affordable and fast travel options for passengers and has recently expanded its services to Spain. OUIGO's rescheduling policy allows passengers to change their travel plans up to 30 minutes before departure, for a 30€ fee. This gives passengers more flexibility and peace of mind when booking their trips. As they are a low-cost company, their luggage policy only allows travelers to take one small hand luggage and a suitcase not bigger than 55x35x25cm. If you need to get around fast at affordable rates, OUIGO might be the best choice.
Barcelona to Madrid Trains
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Information on this train trip
|Earliest and Latest Train Departures||5:45AM - 9:25PM|
|Average Ticket Price||$42|
|Minimum Trip Duration||2h29m|
|Average Train Trip Duration||2h45m|
|Distance||312 miles (502 km)|
|Train Companies on This Route||Renfe, Iryo, OUIGO|
Where are the popular train stations and stops in Barcelona and Madrid?
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
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.
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?
|Vehicle Type||Travel Time||Avg Price||Daily Departures|
|Vehicle TypeTrain||Travel Time2h 45m||Avg Price$42||Daily Departures28|
|Vehicle TypeCarpool||Travel Time7h||Avg Price$42||Daily Departures14|
|Vehicle TypeBus||Travel Time7h 35m||Avg Price$46||Daily 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!
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