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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  2 h 44 min

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

$37 - $157

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 22 min

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

$77 - $105

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 10 min

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

$55 - $80

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 takes 2 h 44 min and costs 30€ - 140€.

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The distance between Barcelona and Madrid Airport (MAD) is 494 km. The road distance is 614 km.

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Sants 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 22 min.

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

Air Europa, Iberia and Vueling 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 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.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
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 - $15
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 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es

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