505 km
Departure station:
Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 28045, Madrid, Spain
Arrival station:

Planning to travel from Madrid to Barcelona? Experience Spain at its best and choose the most convenient option for your Madrid - Barcelona train journey. Direct high-speed AVE trains run by Renfe depart from Puerta de Atocha station in Madrid and take you to the Sants station in Barcelona in about 3 hours reaching the maximum speed of 192 miles per hour. There are up to 13 daily departures depending on the weekday. You can check the detailed Madrid to Barcelona train timetable and book rail tickets with Rail Ninja, curated route planning, expert advice & online booking platform for European trains.

Timetable & Quick facts

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Shortest travel time:
2 hrs 45 min
Longest travel time:
3 hrs 10 min
9.2 / 10 based on 62 reviews

The connection was well-planned, we had no trouble whatsoever

Cheryl and Daniel Wenzel about traveling from Madrid to Barcelona