Duration 2h 30m
Distance 620 km
Average price 55€
Possible routes 6 found

Barcelona to Madrid

Rome2rio has found 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Madrid by train, bus, car and flight. We recommend taking the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, which is the fastest option and takes around 2h 30m.
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Train

  1. Barcelona-Sants
  2. Madrid
Fastest
2h 30m
Bookable on Rome2rio
60€ - 120€
Alternative routes
8h 19m
50€ - 69€

Bus

  1. Barcelona Nord
  2. Madrid
8h 40m
Bookable on Rome2rio
30€ - 45€

Rideshare

  1. Barcelone
  2. Madrid
7h 17m
Cheapest
27€ - 29€

Drive

  1. Barcelona
  2. Madrid
6h 3m
65€ - 100€

Fly

  1. Barcelona
  2. Madrid
3h 31m
35€ - 140€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Barcelona to Madrid? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 29€ and takes 7h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid is to train which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Nord and arriving at Madrid Est Sur. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Madrid is 505 km. The road distance is 620 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs 60€ - 120€.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Barcelona to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Madrid is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs 60€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 8h 19m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 3h 31m.

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

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Barcelona to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Madrid Est Sur station.

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Barcelona to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Madrid is 620 km. It takes approximately 6h 3m to drive from Barcelona to Madrid.

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

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Book your Barcelona to Madrid train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Barcelona to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 3214+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 61€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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How to travel from Barcelona to Madrid

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Barcelona to Madrid right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Barcelona and Madrid?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Barcelona to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost 60€ - 120€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 7h 20m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Other operators
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
27€ - 29€

Madrid, Spain

From royal palaces to flamenco shows, museums to bodegas, Madrid oozes a unique charm. Fill your suitcase with eclectic designer threads along Gran Via, revel in royal history at one of the many palaces, or feel football fever at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, home of the Real Madrid soccer team. Tour the city’s parks, visit a cervecería (beer hall), and take in the grandeur of the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor. Sink your teeth into some of the best tapas in the world, sample the famed churros at San Gines, wash them down with some sangria then join in the city’s booming nightlife scene until the wee hours of the morning.

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