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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

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

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Train

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

Bus

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

Bus via Reus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD)

Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) by train and subway

The journey time between Barcelona and Madrid Airport (MAD) is around 3h 8m and covers a distance of around 627 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, Renfe Cercanias and others, the Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Aeropuerto T4. Typically 161 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

161 Weekly Services
3h 8m Average Duration
€67 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs €26 - €120 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs €26 - €120 and takes 2h 52m.

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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 8m.

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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 8m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m 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 52m and costs €26 - €120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €130 and takes 3h 8m, 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 52m

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Madrid Airport (MAD) hourly. 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. Renfe SNCF also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €200
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
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
Hourly
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
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
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Salou - Monument Jaume I
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
HIFE S.A.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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