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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 39m

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

$37 - $157

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Train, line 203 bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the line 203 bus from Atocha Renfe to Aeropuerto T4 203

$78 - $107

Bus ALSA  •  7h 20m

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

$40 - $65

Bus HIFE S.A.  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Salou - Monument Jaume I
  2. Take the bus from Salou to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4

$58 - $88

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) 383.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 2h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4. Services depart three times a day, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Madrid Airport (MAD) is 494 km. The road distance is 613.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) without a car is to train and line 203 bus which takes 3h 32m and costs 65€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD), including transfers.

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Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which takes 2h 39m and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD).
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  • Distance: 309 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) hourly. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
EMT Madrid
Phone
+34 902 50 78 50
Email
atencioncliente@emtmadrid.es
Website
emtmadrid.es
Bus from Atocha Renfe to Aeropuerto T4
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
EMT Madrid
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Salou - Monument Jaume I
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Salou to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hife.es
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movelia.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is 614 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD).

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

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Book your Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 3866+ hotels available in Madrid Airport (MAD). Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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