Train Madrid → BarcelonaFrom HK$292
- 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
Your travel by train from Madrid to Barcelona
Spain’s Renfe network reaches across the entire country with the high speed AVE trains. Madrid to Barcelona takes between 2h30 and 3 hours, and on board passengers will find three classes of service with First class passengers enjoying in-seat meals. The high speed AVE trains, operated by Renfe, offer all passengers comfortable, spacious cabins, with friendly helpful staff.
Madrid’s train station is in the centre of the city and with easy access to both domestic and international trains as well as public transport from the airport. Barcelona’s train station Estació de França serves as an international hub with links to France. The Metro and buses are easy to find from the station for travel to hotels within the city.
Trains also serve Barcelona airport which is just over 16 km away.
For travellers visiting Madrid and Barcelona a point to point ticket is the best option. However, for those who want to see more of the country a rail pass is more flexible. The Eurail Spain Pass allows passengers unlimited use of Renfe’s train network. International rail passes are also available.
Visit Barcelona and discover other popular train journeys
One of Spain’s most vibrant cities Barcelona has much to offer from the colourful main avenue, La Rambla to the quieter cobbled streets with markets and hidden squares and churches. Art lovers will enjoy Gaudi’s influence especially the magnificent Sagrada Familia and Barcelona’s Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is a must. From tapas bars, to live music and the sandy beach, this is an exciting city.
From Barcelona why not travel across the Spanish countryside on the Renfe network to Bilbao, Zaragoza, Malaga or Seville or Valencia to taste the rest of the country’s colourful culture.
Reviews & ratings Madrid - Barcelona
Please turn the bright lights off on the train at night. I caught the train from Barcelona to Madrid overnight and was hoping to sleep but the bright lights were left on all night which made sleep very difficult. This made my journey uncomfortable. If this one thing were resolved I believe the comfort of my travel would have been much higher. Please consider this hospitable practice. Thank you.
Thank you Rail Europe for the excellent service. You made our train travel from Barcelona to Madrid pleasant and comfortable.
Good return journey from Barcelona to Madrid and back, tourista class.. Comfortable seats. Speedy journey. Preferred to flying which overall would probably have taken longer. Would have been nice to have English subtitles on the film that was showing. The shared blinds (with the passengers in front and behind, meant that if one person wanted the window blinds closed it affected everyone. I wanted to see the view and that wasn't possible as some else wanted the blinds closed. Good facilities in the on board shop. Screaming children meant the headphones handed out free were worth their weight in gold !
I would feel more safe with a seatbelt at the speed of this train . In case of a derailment seatbelts will save many lives. Thank You.
From booking on internet through to the end of the trip it all was easy and efficient. It was helped by accidentally booking accommodation near both stations. Definitely recommended as alternative to flying and missing the scenery and probably saving no time.
The cafeteria services was very slow and not all menu items were available
It was a comfortable trip. We all enjoyed. Thanks
It was a really good experience to travel by train. I do have only one notice. The food was pork which we as Muslim don't eat. If it possible to give varieties for passengers to choose their meal. In overall everything was great.
OK....fast train most enjoyable...galley for service to first class should be closer to cabin #1 so staff/food/trolleys do not have to pass through cabin #3...not good PR!!
The train was really modern, and the seats were airplane like. Also, we were provided with headphones to listen to radio and on-board entertainment. However, the ticket is really expensive though.
I think it was more comfortable to travel by train than by plane.
The screen which shows the time, temp. etc is located on the up right of the coach so for a person seating in the right window, like in case, it is no easy to see it. That's the bad thing compared with the Japanese Shinkansen which the screen is in the middle of the coach.
nicr trip, typical trip with fast train around europe, i like that access to the lines/lanes are only for people with tickets. it really adds comfort to the passengers. so they don't need to check ticket on board again and disturbing your sleep :)
I really enjoyed my travel on Renfe. It was comfortable, affordable and convenient.
This train was on time, very comfortable (I love the adjustable footrests), and the bathroom was clean as a whistle. I also loved the little info screen that told us how fast we were going.