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There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 30m

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

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Fly  •  3h 43m

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

2 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Madrid

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 615.3 km

Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train

The train journey time between Barcelona Sants Station and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is around 2h 51m and covers a distance of around 606 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 30m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe SNCF, the Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically 111 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
2h 51m
Fastest train time:
2h 30m
Train distance:
606 km
Trains per week:
111
Cheapest price:
€60
Carbon emissions:
31 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-Puerta De Atocha train schedules

Barcelona Sants Station → Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 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: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to fly which costs €26 - €90 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to train which costs €55 - €120 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. However, there are services departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Museo De Antropología via Diego De León. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 43m.

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

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The distance between Barcelona Sants Station and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 502 km. The road distance is 615.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €55 - €120.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 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-Puerta De Atocha is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €55 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 10h 43m, you could also fly, which costs €26 - €90 and takes 3h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.
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  • Distance: 501.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Barcelona Sants Station, Catalonia, Spain and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, 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. Renfe SNCF also services this route once daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona/Sants to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €70 and the journey takes 10h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €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 - €140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €120
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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 SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Madrid
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 615 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

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