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Train Madrid → Barcelona


Duration 02:50 - From 32

Madrid - Barcelona

The 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.
  • Departure station : Barcelona sants ( )
  • Arrival station : Madrid atocha ( )
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About this journey

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.

Timetable

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 DepartureArrivalDurationsChange(s)MOTUWETHFRSASU
1BARCELONA SANTS
06:05
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:15
N°: 03062
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06:0509:1503:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
06:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
08:55
N°: 03260
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06:2508:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
06:40
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:25
N°: 03462
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06:4009:2502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
07:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:30
N°: 03270
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07:0009:3002:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
07:05
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:50
N°: 03072
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07:0509:5002:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
07:40
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
10:10
N°: 03662
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07:4010:1002:30 Direct 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
08:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
11:10
N°: 03082
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08:0011:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
08:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
10:55
N°: 03080
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08:2510:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
09:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
11:45
N°: 03092
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09:0011:4502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
10:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
13:10
N°: 03102
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10:0013:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
12:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
15:10
N°: 03122
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12:0015:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
13:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
15:45
N°: 03132
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13:0015:4502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
14:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
17:10
N°: 03142
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14:0017:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
15:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
17:45
N°: 03152
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15:0017:4502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
15:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
17:55
N°: 03150
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15:2517:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
16:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
19:10
N°: 03162
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16:0019:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
16:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
18:55
N°: 03160
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16:2518:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
16:30
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
22:06
N°: 05581
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16:3022:0605:36 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
17:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
19:55
N°: 03170
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17:2519:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
18:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
21:10
N°: 03182
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18:0021:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
18:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
20:55
N°: 03180
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18:2520:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
20:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
23:10
N°: 03202
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20:0023:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
 DepartureArrivalDurationsChange(s)MOTUWETHFRSASU
1BARCELONA SANTS
06:05
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:15
N°: 03062
BOOK THIS TRAIN
06:0509:1503:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
06:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
08:55
N°: 03260
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06:2508:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
06:40
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:25
N°: 03462
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06:4009:2502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
07:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:30
N°: 03270
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07:0009:3002:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
07:05
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
09:50
N°: 03072
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07:0509:5002:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
07:40
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
10:10
N°: 03662
BOOK THIS TRAIN
07:4010:1002:30 Direct 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
08:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
11:10
N°: 03082
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08:0011:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
08:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
10:55
N°: 03080
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08:2510:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
09:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
11:45
N°: 03092
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09:0011:4502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
10:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
13:10
N°: 03102
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10:0013:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
12:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
15:10
N°: 03122
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12:0015:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
13:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
15:45
N°: 03132
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13:0015:4502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
14:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
17:10
N°: 03142
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14:0017:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
15:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
17:45
N°: 03152
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15:0017:4502:45 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
15:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
17:55
N°: 03150
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15:2517:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
1BARCELONA SANTS
16:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
19:10
N°: 03162
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16:0019:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
16:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
18:55
N°: 03160
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16:2518:5502:30 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
16:30
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
22:06
N°: 05581
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16:3022:0605:36 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
17:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
19:55
N°: 03170
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17:2519:5502:30 Direct 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
18:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
21:10
N°: 03182
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18:0021:1003:10 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
18:25
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
20:55
N°: 03180
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18:2520:5502:30 Direct 0 1 1 1 1 0 1
1BARCELONA SANTS
20:00
MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA
23:10
N°: 03202
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20:0023:1003:10 Direct 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
 

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Reviews & ratings

Overall appreciation

  • Comfort
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    Value for money |
    "Overall the trip is satisfying. However, the price is a bit high. "

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    Barcelona - Madri |
    "I like very much and recommend for all people. It is a very nice trip. "

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    Great rail trip |
    "Very comfortable train trip. Well worth the extra to travel tourista plus "

  • Value for money
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    Better than flying |
    "This train was on time, very comfortable (I love the adjustable footrests), and the bathroom was clean as a whistle. I also loved the little info screen that told us how fast we were going. "

  • Value for money
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    Bien |
    "I really enjoyed my travel on Renfe. It was comfortable, affordable and convenient. "

  • Value for money
    nice and comfort |
    "nicr trip, typical trip with fast train around europe, i like that access to the lines/lanes are only for people with tickets. it really adds comfort to the passengers. so they don't need to check ticket on board again and disturbing your sleep :) "

  • Value for money
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    Screen |
    "The screen which shows the time, temp. etc is located on the up right of the coach so for a person seating in the right window, like in case, it is no easy to see it. That's the bad thing compared with the Japanese Shinkansen which the screen is in the middle of the coach. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Nice travel Madrid-Barcelona |
    "I think it was more comfortable to travel by train than by plane. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Train to Madrid |
    "The train was really modern, and the seats were airplane like. Also, we were provided with headphones to listen to radio and on-board entertainment. However, the ticket is really expensive though. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Barca/Madrid |
    "OK....fast train most enjoyable...galley for service to first class should be closer to cabin #1 so staff/food/trolleys do not have to pass through cabin #3...not good PR!! "

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    Unforgettable trip |
    "It was a really good experience to travel by train. I do have only one notice. The food was pork which we as Muslim don't eat. If it possible to give varieties for passengers to choose their meal. In overall everything was great. "

  • it was good. |
    "It was a comfortable trip. We all enjoyed. Thanks "

  • Value for money
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    cafeteria |
    "The cafeteria services was very slow and not all menu items were available "

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    Barcelona to Madrid |
    "From booking on internet through to the end of the trip it all was easy and efficient. It was helped by accidentally booking accommodation near both stations. Definitely recommended as alternative to flying and missing the scenery and probably saving no time. "

  • Value for money
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    Safety? |
    "I would feel more safe with a seatbelt at the speed of this train . In case of a derailment seatbelts will save many lives. Thank You. "

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