The minimum price of a train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona is €32.3. To buy train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona 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 Madrid and Barcelona is 2 hours and 41 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 24 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Barcelona. 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 Madrid to Barcelona departs at 06:10. The last train from Madrid to Barcelona departs at 21:25. 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 Madrid to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 24 direct trains from Madrid to Barcelona. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Barcelona to Madrid.