Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Barcelona to Madrid start at €82.61 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*
The minimum price of a train ticket from Barcelona to Madrid is €32.3. To buy train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Barcelona and Madrid is 2 hours and 52 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 18 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Madrid. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Barcelona to Madrid departs at 06:05. The last train from Barcelona to Madrid departs at 21:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Barcelona to Madrid. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.