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There are 6 ways to get from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 29m

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

€62 - €122

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Barcelone 615.3 km

€30

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona N738

€30 - €42

Bus via Madrid  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona

€46 - €66

Drive  •  5h 59m

  1. Drive from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona 620.8 km

€60 - €90

Fly  •  3h 28m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN

€36 - €108

Plaza de Oriente → Barcelona
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The cheapest way to get from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs €30 and takes 7h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona is to fly which costs €35 - €110 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Jardines De Sabatini and arriving at Barcelona via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Tirso De Molina and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Plaza de Oriente and Barcelona is 506 km. The road distance is 620.8 km.

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The best way to get from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs €60 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs €60 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 26m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €110 and takes 3h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 506 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Plaza de Oriente, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants hourly. Tickets cost €60 - €120 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
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
€27 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
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).

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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
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
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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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona is 621 km. It takes approximately 5h 59m to drive from Plaza de Oriente to Barcelona.

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

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There are 1723+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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