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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train

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

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Fly

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Madrid

Bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

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

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is around 2h 53m and covers a distance of around 606 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 30m. Operated by Renfe AVE, the Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically 96 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
2h 53m
Fastest train time:
2h 30m
Train distance:
606 km
Trains per week:
96
Cheapest price:
€60
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:51
Last train departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to rideshare which costs €27 - €29 and takes 7h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to train. Taking this option will cost €60 - €120 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Estación De Atocha via Estación Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 505 km. The road distance is 621.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €60 - €120.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €60 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 7h 50m, you could also fly, which costs €21 - €80 and takes 3h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.
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  • Distance: 504.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha every 3 hours. Tickets cost €60 - €120 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €130
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €29
Book at
blablacar.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-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 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-Puerta De Atocha is 622 km. It takes approximately 5h 59m to drive from Barcelona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

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

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There are 1507+ hotels available in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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