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Duration 3h 51m
Distance 615.9 km
Average price 75€
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Barcelona takes 3h 51m and the fastest train takes 3h 27m. The train service runs several times per day from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Barcelona. 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. Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Barcelona
4h 34m
60€ - 120€

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Barcelona train times

Trains run every two hours between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Barcelona. The earliest departure is at 11:31 in the morning, and the last departure from Madrid Airport (MAD) is at 19:31 which arrives into Barcelona at 23:40. All services require a transfer at ATOCHA and take an average of 3h 51m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Barcelona is 494 km. The road distance is 615.9 km.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Barcelona?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants hourly. Tickets cost 60€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 10m.
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€

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