Trains to Madrid
Tue 24 Jan
What is the minimum price of a ticket from Barcelona to Madrid?
The minimum price of a train ticket from Barcelona to Madrid is €30**. To buy train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets between 3 to 6 months in advance. Booking early allows you to take advantage of the cheapest fares and best tickets.
How long does it take to travel from Barcelona to Madrid by train?
The average journey time between Barcelona and Madrid is 2 hours and 45 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 23 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.
What time is the first and last train of the day from Barcelona to Madrid?
The first train from Barcelona to Madrid departs at 05:50. 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.
Are there direct train services between Barcelona and Madrid?
Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 23 direct trains from Barcelona to Madrid. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
- *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 Barcelona to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 24/01/2017. 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 08/11/2016 for travel on 01/01/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.