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There are 5 ways to get from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 17m

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

65€ - 126€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Barcelone 615.3 km

30€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Barcelona

48€ - 68€

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona 618.9 km

60€ - 90€

Fly  •  3h 14m

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

38€ - 111€

Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona by walk and train

The journey time between Recoletos, Madrid and Barcelona is around 3h 3m and covers a distance of around 608 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 44m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros and Renfe AVE, the Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona service departs from Recoletos, Madrid and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 101 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 3m
Fastest journey time:
2h 44m
Services per week:
101
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:16
Last service departs at:
20:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona walk and train schedules

Recoletos, Madrid → Barcelona
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The cheapest way to get from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 30€ and takes 7h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Recoletos and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 17m.

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It is 504 km from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona. It is approximately 618.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 65€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Recoletos, Madrid 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 Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 65€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 9h 17m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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

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Map of how to get from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 504.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 17m

What companies run services between Recoletos, Madrid, 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, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Barcelona every 2 hours. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 8h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
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 19m
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€
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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona is 619 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Recoletos, Madrid to Barcelona.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, 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 Recoletos, Madrid and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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