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OverviewThe average travel time between Madrid and Barcelona is 2h56 minutes. The quickest route is 2h30 minutes. The first train leaving Madrid is at 06:05, the last at 20:00. There is an average of 19 trains a day between Madrid and Barcelona, leaving approximately every 1h03 minutes.
- Arrival station : Madrid atocha (Avenida de Barcelona Madrid)
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Main stations in Madrid and Barcelona
Madrid Atocha Train Station
Address: Avenida de Barcelona MadridOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 11:53pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 11:59pm
Public holidays: 8am to 9:30pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (AVE), Regional & long distance trains (RENFE), Intercity trains
Tourist Information Point, Lost and found, Police station, Restaurants, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Madrid and Barcelona
Your travel by train from Madrid to Barcelona
Spain’s Renfe network reaches across the entire country with the high speed AVE trains. Madrid to Barcelona takes between 2h30 and 3 hours, and on board passengers will find three classes of service with First class passengers enjoying in-seat meals. The high speed AVE trains, operated by Renfe, offer all passengers comfortable, spacious cabins, with friendly helpful staff.
Madrid’s train station is in the centre of the city and with easy access to both domestic and international trains as well as public transport from the airport. Barcelona’s train station Estació de França serves as an international hub with links to France. The Metro and buses are easy to find from the station for travel to hotels within the city.
Trains also serve Barcelona airport which is just over 16 km away.
For travellers visiting Madrid and Barcelona a point to point ticket is the best option. However, for those who want to see more of the country a rail pass is more flexible. The Eurail Spain Pass allows passengers unlimited use of Renfe’s train network. International rail passes are also available.
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One of Spain’s most vibrant cities Barcelona has much to offer from the colourful main avenue, La Rambla to the quieter cobbled streets with markets and hidden squares and churches. Art lovers will enjoy Gaudi’s influence especially the magnificent Sagrada Familia and Barcelona’s Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is a must. From tapas bars, to live music and the sandy beach, this is an exciting city.
From Barcelona why not travel across the Spanish countryside on the Renfe network to Bilbao, Zaragoza, Malaga or Seville or Valencia to taste the rest of the country’s colourful culture.
Reviews & ratings Madrid - Barcelona
"Fast ". 15/11/2015
It was our family first time travel in Europe by train as we usual drove wherever convenience. This high speed train was very impressive of its comfort, steady and speedy. We were surprised to the hospitality, food, drink offered, and have to say thank you to those assistants although one of them was not very friendly when I asked for a sparkling wine. The other lady was pleased to send me the drink when I requested again. Overall was V Good.
"it was a good experience "Deepak p. 02/11/2015
one small suggestion, when the tickets been booked we need to get the train tickets directly to the mailing address. instead of downloading the tickets going through many option. bit confusing.
"Flawless!"Edward s. 30/10/2015
We took 3 train trips in Spain, and all went off without a hitch. I bought the tickets online months in advance and printed our boarding passes at home. We walked right on the trains and took our assigned seats. Nothing easier or convenient than that!
"Thanks RailEurope!"Wai Ying Christine t. 20/08/2015
I purchased Renfe Spanish high speed train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid at Rail Europe, which saved me a lot of trouble going through the user-unfriendly Renfe online ticketing service! The train was very comfortable and fast. Very pleasant journey. I would give 3 stars to "Value for money" since the prices rised a lot in just a few days.
The journey was smooth. No delays. Plus we were surprised to find out that our purchased ticket included metro tickets to get us to Barcelona Sants (train station). Apparently it was stated in French so if we didn't show our tickets to the information counter, we would have just purchased additional metro tickets on that day.
"Highly recommended!"Wing Chi c. 02/06/2015
It is fast and comfortable , recommended to travel by train between cities! It saves more time than travelling by flight.
"Excellent trip"Maksim k. 31/05/2015
It was good journey by train. But There was one minus it was delayed on 20 minutes. In general i like it.
"Pleasant and comfortable ride"Brenda Lisabeth m. 18/05/2015
My trip from Barcelona to Madrid on 6th May 2015 was a very pleasant and comfortable journey. It was my first trip on a European rail service and I was very impressed with the service, comfort and convenience.
"Madrid to Barcelona and back "Umer a. 18/05/2015
It was an excellent service. Easy to book online ahead of time. Easy to check in. The train was clean. The seats were comfortable. Would be better if pillows were provided as well. Cafeteria was nice and had enough options available for the journey. Over all the experience was excellent.
"Great AVE"Lok Hin l. 13/05/2015
The AVE Train is great for travelling in Spain. Comfortable and Convenience.
"Great Experience but Pricey"Karen s. 01/05/2015
The only negative comment I have is the cost - roundtrip from Barcelona to Madrid was over $400 US. Otherwise the trains were new, clean and comfortable and it was a great experience.
"Barcelona to Madrid "Rami a. 29/04/2015
It was an execellent journy. I like the train cleanness and service. The timing of departure and arrival was perfect.
"Smooth and Comfortable ride"Vicente Jr a. 20/04/2015
I love the trains smooth and comfortable ride. Always on time. The seats were plush and didn't give me any backache inspite of the long ride. I love the friendly service and kind assistance especially the female attendant manning near the xray machines.. I lost my ticket and she gladly accompanied me to the booth for a reprint after trying it unsuccessfuly on the machines. Would highly recommend to my traveller friends.
"unexpectedly wonderful "Manuel l. 19/04/2015
The 3 hour ride was a memorable and unexpected comforatble experience. our notion of train ride has changed and would switch plane to train rides instantly.great time and fun!!!!