Route overview
Avg. journey time2h 42m
Trains per day25
Fare range€25-€153
Train operatorsALSA,
First & last trains
First train departs at06:10
Last train departs at21:25
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 30m
Origin StationMadrid
Destination StationBarcelona

Train times for Sun 18 Feb

3h 44m2 changes
4h 04m2 changes
4h 05m2 changes
3h 35m2 changes
3h 40m2 changes

Everything you need to know about your train journey

Information included in this video is correct as of 10/12/16

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Madrid to Barcelona start at €82.37 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

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What is the minimum price of a ticket from Madrid to Barcelona?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona is €25.4. 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.

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to Barcelona by train?

The average journey time between Madrid and Barcelona is 2 hours and 42 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 25 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.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Madrid to Barcelona?

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.

Are there direct train services between Madrid and Barcelona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 25 direct trains from Madrid to Barcelona. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Madrid?

By train, of course. See trains from Barcelona to Madrid.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 18/02/2018. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 19/11/2017 for travel on 19/11/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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