Train Barcelona → MadridFrom € 32
- Departure station : Barcelona sants (Plaça dels Països Catalans Barcelona)
- Arrival station : Madrid atocha (Avenida de Barcelona Madrid)
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Main stations in Barcelona and Madrid
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.
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Your travel by train from Barcelona to Madrid
From Barcelona to Madrid, the domestic high speed train takes just 2 hours and 30 minutes. The AVE trains are modern, safe and comfortable trains which operate on the Barcelona to Madrid route. The AVE high speed trains are operated by Renfe, the Spanish national railway company.
Barcelona Sants, is a train station located in Barcelona. It is one of the most important train stations in Barcelona. Barcelona Sants is well connected to public transportations and is easily accessible. Madrid Puerta de Atocha, is a train station located in Madrid. Being one of the major train stations in Madrid, it is served by buses and other public transportations.
For a single return trip from Barcelona to Madrid, a point to point ticket is the best value for money and the cheapest train ticket. Best prices are available when buying the train ticket well in advance. For extensive train travel, a Renfe Spain Pass is a better choice.
Visit Barcelona and discover other popular train journeys
Barcelona is a leading destination for those you are looking out for sun, sand and fiestas. Barcelona is also home to one of the world’s best football clubs, the Barcelona FC. Don’t miss the work of Antonio Gaudi when in town.
From Madrid, travellers can take the train to reach other cities and regions of Spain.
Reviews & ratings Barcelona - Madrid
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