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Journey details

Best price $ 12.89
Journey duration 3 h 1 min
Connections per day 11
First departure 20:00
Last departure 22:40
Distance 313.2 mi

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How much does it cost to get from Madrid to Barcelona by train?

When you're traveling from Madrid to Barcelona, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 84.47. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 12.89, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

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$ 85.47 $ 96.83 $ 63.27 $ 63.27 $ 51.55 $ 50.54 $ 44.64
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$ 120.50 $ 58.40 $ 52.71 $ 51.54 $ 24.59 $ 25.75 $ 23.64
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Trains from Madrid to Barcelona

How long does the journey from Madrid to Barcelona take by train?

In order to get from Madrid to Barcelona faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Madrid and Barcelona will complete the journey in 2 h 30 min. On average, it will take you about 3 h 46 min to travel the 313.8 mi between Madrid and Barcelona.

What time are the first and last departures from Madrid to Barcelona?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Madrid to Barcelona, which usually leaves at 07:10. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 22:40. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

What are the stations on the Madrid to Barcelona route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Madrid and Barcelona. You can start your journey in Madrid at stations such as Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Madrid Atocha railway station, MADRID-PUERTA DE ATOCHA, Madrid Chamartín railway station and MADRID-CHAMARTIN. These connect to stations including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants railway station, BARCELONA-SANTS, BARCELONA-PASSEIG DE GRACIA and BARCELONA-ESTACIO DE FRANÇA in Barcelona. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Madrid to Barcelona.

How many journeys from Madrid to Barcelona take place each day?

The route from Madrid to Barcelona is served by providers including Renfe, Ave, LOCO2, Renfe AVE, , SBB and OUIGO. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 42 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Madrid 9 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Madrid to Barcelona, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 8 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 1 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.