Train Madrid → BarcelonaFrom AU$ 50
- Departure station : Barcelona sants (Plaça dels Països Catalans Barcelona)
- Arrival station : Madrid atocha (Avenida de Barcelona Madrid)
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Madrid and Barcelona
Barcelona Sants Train Station
Address: Plaça dels Països Catalans BarcelonaOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 12am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 12am Trains operating in and from this station:
AVE High speed trains, RENFE trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Madrid Atocha Train Station
Address: Avenida de Barcelona MadridOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 11:53pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 11:59pm
Public holidays: 8am to 9:30pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (AVE), Regional & long distance trains (RENFE), Intercity trains
Tourist Information Point, Lost and found, Police station, Restaurants, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Madrid and Barcelona
Travelling by train from Madrid to Barcelona
Spain’s Renfe network reaches across the whole country with the high speed AVE trains. Madrid to Barcelona takes between 2h30 and three hours, and passengers can choose between 3 categories of service. The high speed AVE trains, operated by Renfe, provide comfy, spacious cabins, with friendly useful staff.
Madrid’s railway station is within the centre of the town and with easy accessibility to domestic and international trains. Barcelona’s Estació de França is a train hub with international links to France. The subway line and buses are easily reachable from the station.
For travellers visiting Spain, the capital of Spain and Barcelona, point to point tickets are ideal. However, for those who want to travel more, a rail pass such as the Eurail Spain Pass is better.
Discover Barcelona and visit other cities by train
One of Spain’s most spirited metropolis, Barcelona is often associate to an exciting town, where tapas bars, music and sandy beaches are all part of a mix. Art lovers can enjoy Gaudi’s influence and particularly the brilliant Sagrada Familia and Barcelona’s Museu Nacional d’Art.
From Barcelona, why not travel across the Spanish rural area on the Renfe network to Bilbao, Zaragoza, Seville or Valencia.
Reviews & ratings Madrid - Barcelona
Train was on time, comfortable and fast. My only complaint is that when booking online from Australia not all scheduled times are available for booking. Tried to book a different time through the USA site but it wouldn't let me. Please open up the whole timetable to Australia.
We found the train trip very smooth and very comfortable and organized. Thankyou Joe
We enjoyed the efficiency of the train system and the ease of getting our train. It would be easier though if more people spoke English, we were surprised how few employees of the train system spoke English considering there are so many holiday makers.
Fast train is the only way to travel- punctual, clean. A great experience.
I had been travelling in Europe for about a month..planes..buses..and decided to travel on something different. It took me back to my childhood when I used to travel on train a fair bit.. It was great..I didn't need to be there an hour before (like planes).. And was comfortable, plenty of leg room and great to be able to get up and walk around when required...head to the dining car etc. Was great to also watch some of the scenery..missed when flying..
The choice to travel by train to Madrid was perfect.The trip took 3 hours,av . speed 280km per hour.It was a chance to see the countryside,check-in time was minimal and the Madrid airport is in the centre of town.The only problem was luggage,since most passengers had a couple of items,luggage was in the aisles.The problem is the space allocated for suitcases is too small.
we found the train to be very quick and easy and very comfortable way to travel by in Spain. We found they were on time very clean and value for money. . We would travel with them again.
Would be good to be able to get ticket directly on smartphone
The 4 of us who travelled from Barcelona to Madrid were most impressed with our train trip. The journey was smooth and quiet. Seats were comfortable and spacious. Train was on time.