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

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Fly  •  2 h 44 min

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

$37 - $157

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Train  •  3 h 37 min

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

$79 - $108

Bus ALSA  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants Station to Madrid Airport

$40 - $65

Bus HIFE S.A.  •  9 h 6 min

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

$56 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

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

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Sants Station station and arriving at Madrid Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD). However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Madrid Airport via Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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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 which takes 3 h 37 min and costs 65€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD), including transfers.

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Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 3 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD).
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  • Distance: 309 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) hourly. Alternatively, Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 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 Sants Station to Madrid Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Tarragona to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es

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