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AVE Barcelona to Madrid

Trains AVE from Barcelona to Madrid

Travelling makes us wiser, especially if we do it at the best price on our AVE tickets Barcelona Madrid. Without doubt, on you are always going to find the cheapest tickets for AVE Barcelona Madrid, the evidence are the prices of tickets AVE Barcelona Madrid which have a price range between 5,00 € and 251,05 €. Without registering, without waiting, make the trip between Barcelona and Madrid by AVE in 2 hours 29 minutes. Check the timetables for AVE from Barcelona to Madrid on, AVE schedules Barcelona to Madrid.

In case we are flexible in our travel Barcelona - Madrid, we can get still cheaper tickets for AVE Barcelona - Madrid, we will share with you how to get tickets AVE Barcelona Madrid for 5,00 € or how to get as close as we can to this affordable price, without you having to search for all the possible options available. From 5:50 h until 21:25 h we can travel by AVE daily from Barcelona to Madrid. Equally, for the return, AVE Madrid Barcelona.

Book as soon as possible your tickets for AVE Barcelona Madrid, and do it for Turista class, and especially, if it is not of vital importance for you, avoid Confort class if what you want is to save on the price of your tickets AVE Barcelona Madrid. We make it possible to travel cheap.

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AVE Barcelona - Madrid

Distance: 506 Km
Average length: 2 hours 56 minutes
Average speed: 169.8 km/h
Price of the cheapest ticket: 5,00 €
Average ticket price: 73,09 €
Price of the expensive ticket: 251,05 €

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The cheapest AVE Barcelona Madrid ticket

The search for the AVE train ticket from Barcelona to Madrid for the best price was made on the a las h, it is a Avlo train with departure on the 12/03/2023 a las 10:00 h and arrival on the 12/03/2023 a las 13:17 h. The price of the cheapest ticket has been 5,00 € and the cheapest rate possible for this ticket has been the Niño Básica fare.

Renfe official ticket from AVE Barcelona to Madrid

Billete AVE Barcelona  Madrid 26/03/2016 issues official AVE Barcelona Madrid tickets and it does totally legally as a verified and authorised travel agency by Renfe, ie if you buy a AVE Barcelona Madrid ticket through our website, you only need to print the ticket or to show the bidi code sent to the mobile phone, present it at the Barcelona Sants station and get on the train you have got assigned.

This is a real example of a Barcelona Madrid ticket issued by

On it you can see the ticket number 7842000609029, the locator DSZBJ9, the origin and destination stations, in this case the train travels from Barcelona Sants to Madrid Atocha. The railway operator Renfe, the train type AVE, the train number 03072 and the rail car 007. The contracted rate Promo in Turista class, the assigned seat 16D, the price for the ticket, this Barcelona Madrid train ticket is not necessarily the cheapest ticket since the price of the train ticket often depends on the time in advance with which you bought the ticket. In this case the price is 32,00€ and the departure date is 26/03/2016. The train departure time of this ticket is at 07:05 h and the arrival of this train at the Madrid Atocha station is at 09:50 h. The duration of the journey from Barcelona Sants to Madrid Atocha has been 2 horas 45 minutos.

Cheap AVE Barcelona Madrid tickets

  • Origin Destination Train Date Price
  • Barcelona Madrid Avlo 12/03/2023 5,00 €
  • Barcelona Madrid AVE 31/05/2023 6,80 €
  • Barcelona Madrid Avlo 31/01/2023 7,00 €
  • Barcelona Madrid Avlo 10/01/2023 9,00 €
  • Barcelona Madrid AVE 12/03/2023 10,25 €
  • Barcelona Madrid AVE 06/02/2023 10,45 €

AVE from Barcelona to Madrid, stations, prices and schedules

Enlarge map AVE Barcelona to Madrid Another way you can save money is booking the tickets for AVE Barcelona Madrid for the ida, and avoiding tickets AVE from Barcelona to Madrid for ida. Keep an eye on our punctual promotions and offers for AVE trains Barcelona - Madrid. Green light for your tickets AVE Barcelona Madrid at incredible prices!

The cheapest departure time of AVE from Barcelona heading Madrid is at 6:35 h, if we decide on booking the tickets for AVE Barcelona - Madrid at 6:35 h, we will arrive in Madrid at 9:20 h. The AVE trains and our tickets AVE Barcelona Madrid have everything you need to make a trip without mishaps and at the best price.

In the same way, if it is within your possibilities, avoid the departure time at 7:40 h, which leaves us at Madrid at 10:10 h, so that you can save on your tickets for AVE Barcelona Madrid, since this is the AVE departure time from Barcelona to Madrid which is more expensive. Without doubt, only here you will get the AVE tickets Barcelona - Madrid you need, at the best price.

If you cannot adjust to this particular timetable, we give you our last saving-advice: Book your tickets AVE Barcelona Madrid to start the journey in the morning, avoiding at the same time of doing it on a timetable in the morning. Reach Madrid at ease and relaxed.

And now that you know how and where you can buy your tickets for AVE Barcelona Madrid, enjoy the comforts of AVE trains and of your journey. It will take us 3 hours 20 minutes at most to finish the route by AVE Barcelona - Madrid, which is still a very good time of travel!

Information about the AVE journey from Barcelona to Madrid

If you have doubts or questions about your AVE trip from Barcelona to Madrid, we have prepared a list of questions that our clients usually ask us.

If I buy AVE tickets from Barcelona to Madrid, do I have to print the tickets?
It is not necessary, we will send you the tickets both to your email and to your mobile phone so that you can travel without problems just by showing your mobile phone. We recommend, if you have the possibility to print them, that you do so in case you have problems with the coverage or with the battery of your mobile phone.
How long in advance do I have to be at the Barcelona AVE station?
Normally we recommend that you be at the train station 30 minutes before the train's departure to go with tranquility and comfort.
What is the duration of the AVE trip from Barcelona to Madrid?
The duration of the trip by AVE Barcelona Madrid will depend on its stops. Normally the average duration of the trip is 2 hours 56 minutes , it will depend on the stops that the AVE train you have chosen has to make at other stations.
How fast do trains travel from Barcelona to Madrid?
The AVE Barcelona to Madrid travels at an average speed of 169.8 km/h , although at times it can reach much higher maximum speeds.
When does the first AVE depart from Barcelona to Madrid?
Normally, the first AVE leaves Barcelona at 5:50 h and arrives at Madrid at 8:50 h. TIt is possible that the schedule of the first AVE train will change if it is on holidays or weekends.
How much are the AVE tickets from Barcelona to Madrid?
The prices of AVE trains from Barcelona to Madrid can vary greatly, from 5,00 € to 251,05 € . The most important thing, if you are looking for the cheapest ticket, is that you buy it as far in advance as possible , this way you will get the best offers and prices.
Is there a direct AVE from Barcelona to Madrid or will I have to change?
All AVE trains Barcelona Madrid are direct , you will not need to change during the trip. You can go from Barcelona to Madrid by AVE directly without getting off the train or changing stations, although the AVE may have to make a stop at an intermediate station.
Can I change or cancel my AVE tickets from Barcelona to Madrid?
There are two options, there are tickets that, if they allow changes and cancellations and others do not, these are usually cheaper. It is very important that you choose the rate that suits you best at the time of purchase.
How far does the AVE travel from Barcelona to Madrid?
Trains AVE traveling from Barcelona to Madrid cover a distance of approximately 506 Km and the average duration of the AVE journey is 2 hours 56 minutes.
When is the last AVE from Barcelona to Madrid?
Normally, the last AVE that can be taken leaves from Barcelona at 21:25 h and arrives at Madrid at 23:55 h . It is possible that the schedule of the last AVE train changes if it is on holidays or weekends.

More details about AVE Barcelona Madrid

The Madrid Atocha railway station does not lose sight of the city from its portentous and distinctive reddish façade. This station houses high-speed trains and commuter and medium-distance trains. Not only trains, but also illusions and rest areas. Within the station you can find all kinds of services and even a garden full of exotic plants and animals like turtles and goldfishes.

It was in 1992 when we started hearing the word AVE. Why this year? What does AVE mean? In 1992 the first high-speed line was put into operation, linking Madrid with Seville. AVE stands for Spanish High Speed ??and since then, the AVE has not ceased to amaze by its speed and effectiveness.

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Before the arrival of the AVE, the station of Atocha already existed, although it was different. It was smaller and it was known as Estación de Mediodía, Estación del Sur or Embarcadero de Atocha. It was inaugurated in 1851. In 1888 the new station began to be built under the direction of Alberto de Palacio. Between 1985 and 1992, the architect Rafael Moneo was in charge of the extension and the reform of this prominent railway installation. It was necessary to build new structures around the existing one, which became a covered tropical garden accompanied by bars and restaurants. At the end of the 2000s an urgent need was detected: it was necessary to increase the capacity of the facility as the number of travellers was increasing more and more.

Madrid Puerta de Atocha AVE

Now, the Madrid Atocha station is of unequalled size and consists of three main services: first, for Long Distance and AVE services, secondly, for the arrival and departure of Cercanías, Media Distancia and some long distance train and finally for the connection with the Metro.

As already mentioned, the first line was Madrid-Sevilla. A posteriori, in 1997, the line of high speed that would unite the cities of Madrid, Saragossa, Barcelona and the French border started to be constructed. Further work was continued to increase the connections on the AVE rail network. New lines were inaugurated every year. The AVE is a constant advance, always towards improvement. Some of the new lines were Madrid and Toledo in 2005. Madrid with Cordoba and Málaga in 2007. The Madrid-Valladolid line was also inaugurated and in 2013, after years of work and work, the Madrid-Zaragoza - Barcelona - French border route was completed.

As soon as we leave the station, we find several emblematic buildings such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Military Government and the Astronomical Observatory.

Madrid Atocha Ministerio de Agricultura

The railway axis of Madrid - Zaragoza - Barcelona is among the most used because it does not only join these important cities, it also makes intermediate stops in others, and this depends on which AVE train is used. There are some High Speed ??trains that do the direct route, but others stop at different points. This is one of the reasons for its popularity. 

We also have the Chamartín railway station which has a privileged situation, from which you can take advantage of to visit the Cuatro Torres de Madrid, a very modern area next to Paseo de la Castellana. As for museums, the National Archaeological Museum is very close to the station.

In addition, the AVE provides another advantage, it is very common that on certain dates such as for the Madrid festivities of San Isidro, Christmas, Sant Jordi, etc., the number of AVE Barcelona Madrid tickets is reinforced and numerous promotions and discounts facilitate the purchase and do not allow anyone to run out of his or her AVE ticket.

More about Madrid

Madrid is the city with more inhabitants in Spain and is the capital of Spain. A very interesting city from the historical, cultural and artistic point of view.

The centre is full of monuments and places worth seeing. Also, Madrid has several museums of an exceptional category. For example, we find the Prado Museum. It contains some of the most valuable paintings in the world and focuses on painting prior to the twentieth century. Some of the most outstanding works of art are: The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, Las Meninas by Velázquez and La Maja Desnuda and the Black Paintings of Goya.

AVE Madrid El Museo del Prado

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía should not go unnoticed by lovers of contemporary art and the history of Spain, as you will find art from the late 19th, 20th and 21st century and many of the works are from Spanish artists, such as Picasso, Dalí, Tàpies Gargallo, Chillida and Miró.

Madrid has also an extensive are of parks and gardens. Near the station of Atocha we find the Royal Botanic Garden, which opens to the Paseo del Prado and, of course, the Prado Museum. The green area par excellence is found in the Parque del Retiro, an immense park that is located in the heart of the city. The ideal place to walk under the trees and appreciate the Crystal Palace, the Parterre and the fountain of the Artichoke, among others. In addition, if you fancy, you can get on a boat in the Big Pond and relax enjoying a nice and quiet view.

The gastronomy of Madrid stands out for its stew, the callos, the tortilla de patatas or the baked bream. Among its sweets we have the Roscos del Santo and churros with chocolate.

The nightlife in Madrid does not rest. This city is very lively! From the Puerta del Sol to Argüelles, different bars, discos and restaurants offer their services to spend unforgettable moments. In summer, Madrid has countless terraces, nothing better to enjoy the summer and in winter, Madrid is transformed and opens the doors to old cafes.


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