Train Barcelona → MadridFrom AU$ 48
- Departure station : Barcelona sants (Plaça dels Països Catalans Barcelona)
- Arrival station : Madrid atocha (Avenida de Barcelona Madrid)
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Main stations in Barcelona and Madrid
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 Barcelona and Madrid
Travelling by train from Barcelona to Madrid
Thanks to the AVE trains, the journey from Barcelona to Madrid takes just two hours and thirty minutes. Being high speed trains, the AVE are the ideal way to travel between Spain’s two most famous cities – Barcelona and Madrid. The AVE trains have first class and second class, and on board there is a restaurant car.
Located in Barcelona, the Barcelona Sants railway station is an important transport hub. Barcelona Sants railway station is connected to other public transportations. Madrid Puerta de Atocha railway station is found in Madrid. It is served by the train operating on the Barcelona to Madrid route.
Is a point to point ticket better or a rail pass? Travelling only a couple of time from Barcelona to Madrid, the point to point ticket is ideal, cheaper and more convenient. A point to point ticket from Barcelona to Madrid includes your seat reservation if you are travelling on board a high speed train, international train, scenic train or night train. Regional trains do not require a seat reservation. For more trips from Barcelona to Madrid, and to visit more of a region or country, a rail pass including Spain is better.
Discover Barcelona and visit other cities by train
Barcelona is one the most popular destinations in Europe. The city is a prime location for students, youngsters seeking fun and for those who are drawn to art and architecture. One of the most visited sights of Barcelona is the Sagrada Família, a piece of art conceived by Antoni Gaudi.
Other trains from Madrid will allow you to reach Spain’s most popular cities and to discover its beautiful regions.
Reviews & ratings Barcelona - Madrid
So quick and comfortable - really enjoyed the trip.
I'm usually a plane traveler, but decided to go back train from Barcelona to Madrid and loved every minute of it. It was comfortable, spacious and very easy to access. The train was spot on on time as well. No waiting endless hours to check-in. The toasted sandwich I had on board was delicious as well. would highly recommend this way of travel to anyone.
Highly recommended. Good clean and very comfortable carriage. Actually managed to sleep due to the comfort of the seat which had a good recline and foot rest.
Excellent trip, once we got on the train. Problems finding our allocated seats. Little indication at Barcelona of where the correct carriage was to be found. A simple number on the outside near the door would help greatly. We got on in carriage 6 and had to scramble through to carriage 3. Better indication on tickets would also help. Otherwise OK.
It was a marvellous way to travel - fast, efficient and comfortable.
The train ride and view was very enjoyable. The only negative was the toilet seemed to have trouble flushing and there was no soap in the soap dispenser.
Booking online tickets was very easy and secure. The train coach was very clean and seating comfortable. Plenty of areas to store luggage. As a only English speaking travellers the movie shown was a miss, would have been good to have English sub-title option. Departure
Great train service, good timetable to choose from, value if you book ahead. Only complaints are lack of wifi and poor choice in cafeteria coach.
Great way to travel while relaxing in comfort. Fast and efficient.
Very beautiful train, very speedy check in with very friendly staff! Everything pre booked with raileurope made the trip very easy going. Loved it! Thank you!!
Very organised at each station and so much better than checking in for a flight. Would certainly use the train service again.
we loved our train trip from Barcelona to Madrid - it was super convenient and well priced. My only problem was the horrible stench that was in all the toilets! The smell burnt my nostrils and I think it's the worst smell I've ever experienced! So would gladly recommend the Renfe trains (I just won't drink any water next time!).
No complaints about the trip, fast and clean train/ journey
Superb way of traveling, very convenient, clean,comfortable and fast. No waiting in early queues at the airport. Would definitely recommend.
A very convenient, pleasant, comfortable, easy and enjoyable trip to Madrid. Stations at both ends were easy to access and well signposted.