Madrid to Barcelona

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Trains to Barcelona

Tue 4 Apr

3h 10mDirect
3h 00mDirect
2h 59mDirect
2h 30mDirect
2h 51mDirect

Train times

Avg. journey time3h 00m
First train dept06:10
Last train dept21:30

Train info

Fastest route2h 30m
Trains per day25
Fare range€29-€262**


Origin StationMadrid
Destination StationBarcelona
Return Journey

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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 €28.98**. To buy train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona 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 Madrid to Barcelona by train?

The average journey time between Madrid and Barcelona is 3 hours and 0 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 26 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 21:30. 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.
  • *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 04/04/2017. 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 10/11/2016 for travel on 25/11/2016 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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