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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train

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

Cheapest option

Train, fly

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

2 alternative options

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Barcelone

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya

Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Plaça de Catalunya is around 6h 38m and covers a distance of around 609 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 35m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 13m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros. Typically 20 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 2m
Layover time:
3h 35m
Total time:
6h 38m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 13m
Journey distance:
609 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€68
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:30
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → Plaça de Catalunya
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plaça de Catalunya is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plaça de Catalunya is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plaça de Catalunya 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 most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya is to rideshare, which costs €30 and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya is to train which costs €65 - €120 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at PlaÇa Catalunya via Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Plaça de Catalunya is 505 km. The road distance is 616.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs €65 - €120.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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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 Plaça de Catalunya train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya is 616 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Plaça de Catalunya.
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  • Distance: 504.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Plaça de Catalunya, Spain?

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
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 Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
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blablacar.es

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

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