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There are 5 ways to get from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave

€66 - €126

Cheapest option

Bus via Méndez Álvaro  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona N738

€30 - €42

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona/Sants

€46 - €66

Drive  •  5h 52m

  1. Drive from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona 614.5 km

€55 - €90

Fly  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN

€32 - €104

ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona by walk, subway and train

The journey time between ARTIEM Madrid and Barcelona is around 3h 39m and covers a distance of around 615 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 1m. Operated by Metro de Madrid and Renfe AVE, the ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona service departs from ARTIEM Madrid and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 91 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 39m
Fastest journey time:
3h 1m
Journey distance:
615 km
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
€66
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:43
Last service departs at:
20:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona walk, subway and train schedules

Walk services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
ARTIEM Madrid → Barcelona
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The cheapest way to get from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona is to bus via Méndez Álvaro which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona is to fly which costs €30 - €110 and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Arturo Soria - Josefa Valcárcel and arriving at Barcelona/Sants via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Pueblo Nuevo and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Gran Via and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between ARTIEM Madrid and Barcelona is 500 km. The road distance is 614.5 km.

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The best way to get from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona, including transfers.

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ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs €65 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 9h 9m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €110 and takes 3h 4m.

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Map of how to get from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 500.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between ARTIEM Madrid, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants hourly. Tickets cost €60 - €120 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Barcelona/Sants every 2 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €200
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona/Sants station.

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ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona is 614 km. It takes approximately 5h 52m to drive from ARTIEM Madrid to Barcelona.

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Royal Jordanian, Tunisair, Air Europa and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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