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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Balaguer by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lleida Bus Station

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Lleida

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Balaguer

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN)
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lleida
  3. Take the train from Lleida to Balaguer

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Balaguer is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Balaguer is to train which costs €45 - €95 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Balaguer. However, there are services departing from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur and arriving at Balaguer via Lleida. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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

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The distance between Madrid and Balaguer is 408 km. The road distance is 484.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Balaguer without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs €45 - €95.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Madrid to Balaguer, including transfers.

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Madrid to Balaguer bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid to Balaguer train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Balaguer is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs €45 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 7h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Balaguer.
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  • Distance: 407.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Balaguer, Catalonia, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Lleida every 4 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €90 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lleida Bus Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €140
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 Lleida
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €60
Promo+
€51 - €55
Flexible
€70 - €90
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lleida
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€18 - €24
Promo+
€23 - €26
Flexible
€35 - €45
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lleida
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
FGC Catalunya
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
Night bus from Madrid to Lleida
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Madrid to Balaguer bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Lleida Bus Station.

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Madrid to Balaguer train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Lleida station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Balaguer is 485 km. It takes approximately 4h 46m to drive from Madrid to Balaguer.

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

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There are 11+ hotels available in Balaguer. Prices start at €87 per night.

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