Barcelona to Madrid by train

Travel from Barcelona (Spain) to Madrid (Spain) by train (505km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel from Barcelona to Madrid by train, please read the following information. Buy your train ticket online via the booking links bellow. Book saver fares with discounts in advance as normal price tickets are expensive.

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505 km

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Barcelona to Madrid, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

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1 Barcelona (Spain) - Madrid (Spain)

1a Travelling from Barcelona (Spain) to Madrid (Spain)

The fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid is by AVE high-speed-train of RENFE. The journey time is only 2,5 hours for the distance of 620 kilometres. Second class tickets are available from 40 EUR and first class tickets from 55 EUR. There are frequent connections available, at least one every hour. The departure station in Barcelona is called "Barcelona Sants". The arrival station in Madrid is called "Madrid Atocha".

You find the exact schedules and ticket fares via our booking links. The ticket prices depends on your travel date.

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train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Madrid - Barcelona

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