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There are 5 ways to get from Galapagar to Barcelona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Galapagar-La Navata to Atocha C10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave

€67 - €129

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Bus via Madrid  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona N738

€32 - €42

3 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Barcelona

€48 - €69

Drive  •  6h 23m

  1. Drive from Galapagar to Barcelona 653.5 km

€60 - €95

Train, fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Galapagar-La Navata to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN

€41 - €114

Galapagar to Barcelona by bus and train

The journey time between Galapagar and Barcelona is around 4h 36m and covers a distance of around 651 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 48m. Operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros and others, the Galapagar to Barcelona service departs from Escuelas-Mercado and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 67 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 36m
Fastest journey time:
3h 48m
Journey distance:
651 km
Services per week:
67
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:00
Last service departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Galapagar to Barcelona bus and train schedules

Bus 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.
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Galapagar to Barcelona is to bus via Madrid, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Galapagar to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs €40 - €120 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galapagar to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Escuelas-Mercado and arriving at Barcelona via Madrid Moncloa and Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 8m.

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The distance between Galapagar and Barcelona is 526 km. The road distance is 653.5 km.

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The best way to get from Galapagar to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Galapagar to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Galapagar to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Galapagar to Barcelona is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs €65 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 48m.

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

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Galapagar to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Galapagar to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 526.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Galapagar, Madrid, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Galapagar to Barcelona via Ctra.La Navata-Est.Galapagar La Navata, Galapagar-La Navata, Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 4h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €200
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Galapagar-La Navata to Atocha
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Galapagar-La Navata to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Galapagar-La Navata to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Galapagar-La Navata to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Galapagar to Barcelona is 653 km. It takes approximately 6h 23m to drive from Galapagar to Barcelona.

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Royal Jordanian, Tunisair, Air Europa and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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