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

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Train via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

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

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Fly

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Chamartin

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station

Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station by train

The train journey time between Barcelona Sants Station and Madrid Chamartín Station is around 3h 27m and covers a distance of around 614 km. This includes an average layover time of around 20 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 47m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Chamartin. Typically 95 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 6m
Layover time:
20 min
Total time:
3h 27m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 47m
Train distance:
614 km
Trains per week:
95
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:51
Last train departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station train schedules

Departing Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Barcelona Sants Station → Madrid Chamartín Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid Chamartín Station is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid Chamartín Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid Chamartín Station is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha which costs €65 - €120 and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Madrid-Chamartin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 4m.

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The distance between Barcelona Sants Station and Madrid Chamartín Station is 499 km. The road distance is 612.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station without a car is to train via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha which takes 2h 46m and costs €65 - €120.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha which takes 2h 46m and costs €65 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 9h 8m, you could also fly, which costs €26 - €90 and takes 2h 57m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station.
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  • Distance: 499.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Barcelona Sants Station, Catalonia, Spain and Madrid Chamartín Station, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha every 3 hours. Tickets cost €60 - €120 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 3 times a day. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €130
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe Viajeros

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Barcelona to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station is 612 km. It takes approximately 5h 54m to drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Chamartín Station.

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Tunisair, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 2175+ hotels available in Madrid Chamartín Station. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 19 min and costs €5 - €8.

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