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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 30m

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

€19 - €80

4 alternative options

Train  •  3h 6m

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

€71 - €123

Bus  •  7h 20m

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

€45 - €65

Bus via Tarragona  •  9h 13m

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

Drive  •  5h 54m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) 617.6 km

€60 - €90

Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) by train and subway

The journey time between Barcelona and Madrid Airport (MAD) is around 4h 20m and covers a distance of around 627 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 8m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros and others, the Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Aeropuerto T4. Typically 68 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 20m
Fastest journey time:
3h 8m
Journey distance:
627 km
Services per week:
68
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 Madrid Airport (MAD) train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Barcelona → Madrid Airport (MAD)
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid Airport (MAD) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid Airport (MAD) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid Airport (MAD) 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: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs €19 - €80 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs €19 - €80 and takes 2h 30m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD). However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Aeropuerto T4 via Atocha and Nuevos Ministerios. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Madrid Airport (MAD) is 494 km. The road distance is 617.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) without a car is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs €70 - €130.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m 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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Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) train services, operated by Renfe 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 2h 30m and costs €19 - €80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €70 - €130 and takes 3h 6m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 7h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD).
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  • Distance: 494.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Tunisair, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Renfe AVE operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha hourly. Tickets cost €60 - €120 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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
€26 - €140
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
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
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
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
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Schedules at
hife.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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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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Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is 618 km. It takes approximately 5h 54m to drive from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD).

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Tunisair, 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 Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1510+ hotels available in Madrid Airport (MAD). Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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