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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Barcelona  •  3h 25m

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

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Bus  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona N738

4 alternative options

Train  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Villanueva Y Geltru Re

Bus via Tarragona  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Tarragona
  2. Take the bus from Tarragona to Vilanova i la Geltrú - C/Pare Garí Vilanova-Tarragona

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges 585 km

Train, fly  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  3. Take the train from El Prat De Llobregat to Sitges

Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Sitges is around 7h 1m and covers a distance of around 641 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 34m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 37m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros. Typically 13 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 27m
Layover time:
3h 34m
Total time:
7h 1m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 37m
Journey distance:
641 km
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€69
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:30
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges is to train which costs €35 - €55 and takes 10h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges is to train via Barcelona which costs €65 - €130 and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Sitges - Parc Can Robert via Madrid, Estació del Nord and Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Sitges via Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Sitges is 472 km. The road distance is 585 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 3h 25m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges 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 Sitges is to train via Barcelona which takes 3h 25m and costs €65 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €65 and takes 10h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges.
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  • Distance: 472.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Sitges, 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. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Barcelona 4 times a week. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
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
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Villanueva Y Geltru
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Train from El Prat De Llobregat to Sitges
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 - Barajas Airport T4 to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
alsa.com
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Schedules at
hife.es

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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 Sitges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges is 585 km. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Sitges.

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

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