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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid 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)

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Bus

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

Bus via Tarragona

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Madrid-Chamartin

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid

Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid by train and walk

The journey time between Barcelona and Ciudad Real Madrid is around 4h 9m and covers a distance of around 622 km. This includes an average layover time of around 41 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 7m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Renfe Cercanias and others, the Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Ciudad Real Madrid. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 27m
Layover time:
41 min
Total time:
4h 9m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 7m
Journey distance:
622 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid train and walk schedules

Barcelona → Ciudad Real Madrid
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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 Ciudad Real Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ciudad Real Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ciudad Real Madrid 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: 22 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid is to fly which costs €21 - €80 and takes 3h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid is to fly which costs €21 - €80 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Valdebebas via Atocha and Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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It is 496 km from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid. It is approximately 614.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid without a car is to train via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha which takes 3h 41m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid is to train via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha which takes 3h 41m and costs €60 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 7h 47m, you could also fly, which costs €21 - €80 and takes 3h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid.
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  • Distance: 496.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Ciudad Real Madrid, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha every 4 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 to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 3 times a day. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €140
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 4 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
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
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
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
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HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Tarragona to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
HIFE S.A.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid is 614 km. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Barcelona to Ciudad Real Madrid.

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

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