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

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Fly

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

Train

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

Bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN)

Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Barcelona Airport (BCN) is around 5h 10m and covers a distance of around 621 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 53m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 56m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Aeroport. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 17m
Layover time:
1h 53m
Total time:
5h 10m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 56m
Journey distance:
621 km
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€68
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:00
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → Barcelona Airport (BCN)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona Airport (BCN) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona Airport (BCN) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona Airport (BCN) 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: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is to bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is to fly which costs €29 - €90 and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN). However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Aeroport / Terminal T2 - AB via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4, Estació de Sants and Pl. Espanya - Creu Coberta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN). However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Aeroport via Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Barcelona Airport (BCN) is 495 km. The road distance is 611.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN), including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is to fly which takes 2h 50m and costs €29 - €90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €130 and takes 3h 13m, you could also bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 9h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN).
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  • Distance: 495 km
  • Duration: 2h 50m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Barcelona Airport (BCN), Spain?

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

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €130
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €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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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona/Sants station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is 612 km. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Airport (BCN).

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

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