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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

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Train

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Barcelone

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França

Train, fly, subway

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN)
  3. Take the subway from Torrassa to Urquinaona

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França is to rideshare which costs €30 and takes 7h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França is to train which costs €70 - €140 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Barcelona via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Barcelona Estació de França is 506 km. The road distance is 620.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França without a car is to train which takes 3h 26m and costs €70 - €140.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França is to train which takes 3h 26m and costs €70 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França.
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  • Distance: 505.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Barcelona Estació de França, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants hourly. Tickets cost €60 - €120 and the journey takes 3h 12m. Renfe SNCF also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Barcelona 4 times a week. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €85
Promo+
€70 - €75
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França is 621 km. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Barcelona Estació de França.

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

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There are 1083+ hotels available in Barcelona Estació de França. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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