Duration 3h 10m
Distance 620 km
Average price 60€
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Barcelona and Madrid takes 3h 10m and the fastest train takes 3h 4m. The train service runs several times per day from Barcelona to Madrid. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Barcelona-Sants
  2. Madrid
2h 30m
Bookable on Rome2rio
55€ - 120€

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Madrid is 505 km. The road distance is 620 km.

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Barcelona to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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Barcelona to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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What companies run services between Barcelona and Madrid?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha hourly. Tickets cost 60€ - 120€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Renfe SNCF also services this route once daily.
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Viajeros
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Renfe Viajeros

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