Train Madrid → BarcelonaFrom € 32
- Departure station : Barcelona sants (Plaça dels Països Catalans Barcelona)
- Arrival station : Madrid atocha (Avenida de Barcelona Madrid)
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Madrid and Barcelona
Barcelona Sants Train Station
Address: Plaça dels Països Catalans BarcelonaOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 12am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 12am Trains operating in and from this station:
AVE High speed trains, RENFE trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
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.
Visit Barcelona and discover other popular train journeys
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
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for a wonderful trip in the Renfe high speed train from Barcelona to Madrid. Everything from booking the ticket via the internet, arriving at the train and boarding, the journey itself and disembarking in Madrid went seamless and without any problem. What stands out is the friendliness and professional behaviour of the staff on the train. Thank you for a relaxing and comfortable trip.
We purchased our tickets in the US and everything went well. The train ride was smooth and fast going almost 200 MPH on some portions of the route. Chairs were comfortable and there was refreshments available. The US should try to match this service.
It could not be better, everything is perfect organized, no stress, train on time, just wonderful. Also the trip vom Madrid to Toledo, same experience. I would always recommend to travel by train in Spain.
In less than 3 hours we were transported to Madrid in a clean, punctual, comfortable bullet train. I would recommend it to anyone. The price was also reasonable.
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Our experience with Rail Europe and Renfe was outstanding. It was very easy to book the tickets on the Rail Europe website - easy to access, easy to understand and effective. We never had a problem with our tickets on any of the journeys we took. The trains are very clean, comfortable and very convenient. In comparison to hiring a car and driving, it is so nice to just sit and relax on the train, not worrying about whether you taking the correct route or speed tickets etc. The trains are very quiet as well so we could catch up on some sleep seeing as we stretch every day to the maximum on our travels. I would really advise anyone to use Rail Europe and the Renfe speed trains!
Train travel was nice and comfortable. Train was clean and on time.
Very convenient and comfortable journey. It left and reached on time. The boarding was also done well at Barcelona station. Always a pleasure travelling by train in Europe.
We had to remind ourselves that we were in a train and not a plane, the leather seats were very comfortable and with generous legroom,. The service was excellent, we traveled in Preferente Class which included a snack, coffee and choice of drinks such as Cava/Wine etc. Overall pleasant experience.
Though the price is close to an airfare one...
300 km/h fast, extremely silent and comfortable. I wish I could use this train instead of airplane to travel back to my country and not only from Barcelona to Madrid. Only weak point was the headphone we got for listening to the music which quality was realy poor