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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona/Sants

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Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN)
  2. Take the train from El Clot Aragó to Mataró

Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Mataró is around 4h and covers a distance of around 640 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 23m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF and Renfe Cercanias. Typically 96 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 37m
Layover time:
23 min
Total time:
4h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 23m
Journey distance:
640 km
Services per week:
96
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró walk and train schedules

Walk 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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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró is to bus which costs €45 - €70 and takes 10h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró is to drive which costs €65 - €95 and takes 6h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Mataró via Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Mataró is 530 km. The road distance is 645.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró 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 Mataró is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 10h 28m.

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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 Mataró train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Mataró station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró.
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  • Distance: 530.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Mataró, Spain?

You can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Sants in around 3h 31m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Barcelona/Sants every 2 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €140
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €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 Sants to Mataró
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from El Clot Aragó to Mataró
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró is 645 km. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Mataró.

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

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