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Trains Madrid to Barcelona

Train Madrid to Barcelona

Here you have the simplest and most transparent way to get the best price on your train passages Madrid - Barcelona. With the trains Madrid - Barcelona we can cover the distance of 506 Km in an average time of 2 hours 30 minutes and for an average price of 58,20 €, although, as we choose the characteristics of our trip and of our train ticket Madrid - Barcelona, both travel time and price of trains Madrid - Barcelona may vary. Get the most out of your trips by making them with the most affordable train tickets Madrid - Barcelona. Check the train timetables for trains from Madrid to Barcelona on Train Timetables Madrid to Barcelona.

The shortest travel time possible between Madrid - Barcelona is of 2 hours 30 minutes, time we will get or we will get close enough to if we choose to book our train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona on Avlo trains. If you are fascinated by people who always find cheap trips, with our train tickets Madrid - Barcelona you will be the envy of others. Trains Barcelona with Avlo for only 5,00 €.

The same happens if we book our trains with departure from Madrid at 6:20 h and arrival at Barcelona at 8:50 h. Also for the return, Trains Barcelona to Madrid. It does not matter if you travel in Turista class or in Confort class, this can be the trip of your life.

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Trains Madrid to Barcelona

Distance: 506 Km
Average length: 3 hours 38 minutes
Average speed: 139.1 km/h
Price of the cheapest ticket: 5,00 €
Average ticket price: 58,20 €
Price of the expensive ticket: 159,30 €

The cheapest train ticket Madrid to Barcelona

The search for the train ticket from Madrid to Barcelona with the cheapest price was made on the a las h, it is a Avlo train with departure on the 11/11/2021 a las 19:30 h and arrival on the 11/11/2021 a las 22:46 h. The price of the cheapest ticket has been 5,00 € and the cheapest rate with which this price has been possible has been the rate Niño Básica .

Renfe official ticket from Tren Madrid to Barcelona

Billete Tren Madrid  Barcelona 04/09/2016 issues official Tren Madrid Barcelona tickets and it does totally legally as a verified and authorised travel agency by Renfe, ie if you buy a Tren Madrid Barcelona 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 Madrid Atocha station and get on the train you have got assigned.

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

On it you can see the ticket number 7951300651613, the locator FFPV5K, the origin and destination stations, in this case the train travels from Madrid Atocha to Barcelona Sants. The railway operator Renfe, the train type AVE, the train number 03203 and the rail car 006. The contracted rate 80 Aniversario in Turista class, the assigned seat 07B, the price for the ticket, this Madrid Barcelona 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 30,00€ and the departure date is 04/09/2016. The train departure time of this ticket is at 20:30 h and the arrival of this train at the Barcelona Sants station is at 23:40 h. The duration of the journey from Madrid Atocha to Barcelona Sants has been 3 horas 10 minutos.

Cheap train tickets Madrid to Barcelona

  • Origin Destination Train Date Price
  • Madrid Barcelona Avlo 11/11/2021 5,00 €
  • Madrid Barcelona Avlo 10/01/2022 7,00 €
  • Madrid Barcelona Avlo 13/12/2021 9,00 €
  • Madrid Barcelona AVE 15/02/2022 10,00 €
  • Madrid Barcelona AVE 11/01/2022 10,90 €
  • Madrid Barcelona AVE 07/02/2022 11,80 €

Trains from Madrid to Barcelona, stations, prices and schedules

Enlarge map Trains Madrid to Barcelona The maximum that can cost us to travel by train between Madrid and Barcelona are 9 hours 55 minutes, time we approach if we choose train tickets Madrid - Barcelona in which we travel in Alsa trains, and/or if we book trains for this route, whose departure from Madrid is at 23:05 h and the arrival in Barcelona is at 9:00 h. Travel on a cosy train to Barcelona.

So, if you want to get to the station as soon as possible, or to book the train tickets at 6:20 h and/or journeys by Avlo trains, or you also leave with the first train of the day, which for the route Madrid - Barcelona is at 0:14 h, this train reaches the station Barcelona at 0:20 h. It depends on if you want your travel to be as short as possible, or if you want to be as soon as possible in Barcelona, because in the second instance, it would be enough by leaving with the first train, the one at 0:14 h. Are you determined to travel at the best price? You're lucky, we show you the cheapest train tickets Madrid - Barcelona.

To travel by train from Madrid to Barcelona as cheap as possible, one option is to book the train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona whose trip is made on Avlo trains or to book the train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona which depart at 10:30 h and arrive at 13:15 h, and we will try to avoid booking tickets Madrid - Barcelona in the morning time slot for being the part of the day in which the train tickets Madrid - Barcelona are more expensive. Almost every day, we see how the service of the most demanded trains is reinforced on specific dates. It must be for a reason!

Information about the train journey from Madrid to Barcelona

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

If I buy train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona, 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 far in advance do I have to be at the Madrid 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 train trip from Madrid to Barcelona?
The duration of the train journey between Madrid and Barcelona will depend on its stops. Normally the average duration of the trip is 3 hours 38 minutes , there is usually not much time difference between trains, it will depend on the stops you have to make in other stations.
How fast do trains travel from Madrid to Barcelona?
Trains going from Madrid to Barcelona travel at an average speed of 139.1 km/h, although at times they can reach much higher maximum speeds.
When does the first train depart from Madrid to Barcelona?
Normally, the first train leaves Madrid at 0:14 h and arrives at Barcelona at 0:20 h. The schedule for the first train may change for holidays or weekends.
What is the price of the trains from Madrid to Barcelona?
Train prices from Madrid to Barcelona can vary greatly, from 5,00 € to 159,30 € . 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. The price also changes depending on the rate or the class and schedule you choose.
Is there a direct train from Madrid to Barcelona or will I have to change?
There are direct trains from Madrid to Barcelona, so normally you will not need to change on your journey. You can go from Madrid to Barcelona by train directly without getting off the train or changing stations.
Can I change or cancel my train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona?
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 train travel from Madrid to Barcelona?
Trains traveling from Madrid to Barcelona cover a distance of approximately 506 Km and the average duration of the train journey is 3 hours 38 minutes.
When is the last train from Madrid to Barcelona?
Normally, the last train that can be taken leaves from Madrid at 23:59 h and arrives at Barcelona at 23:56 h . The last train schedule may change for holidays or weekends.


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