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There are 6 ways to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 42m

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

Cheapest option

Line 10 subway, fly  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the line 10 subway from Principe Pio to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN

4 alternative options

Bus via Madrid  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona N738

Bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona

Rideshare  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Barcelone 615.3 km

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona 622.1 km

Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) and Barcelona is around 3h 24m and covers a distance of around 613 km. This includes an average layover time of around 21 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 47m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros and Renfe AVE, the Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona train service departs from Principe Pio and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 96 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 2m
Layover time:
21 min
Total time:
3h 24m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 47m
Train distance:
613 km
Trains per week:
96
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:52
Last train departs at:
20:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona train schedules

Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) → Barcelona
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs €30 and takes 7h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona is to line 10 subway and fly which takes 3h 28m and costs €26 - €90.

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No, there is no direct train from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Principe Pio and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) and Barcelona is 507 km. The road distance is 622.1 km.

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The best way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) 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 Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs €65 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 59m.

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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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Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 506.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 42m

What companies run services between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro), Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants every 3 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
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
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
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 3 hours
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
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.
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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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona is 622 km. It takes approximately 6h to drive from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to Barcelona.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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