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Trip Madrid Barcelona

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Madrid to Barcelona

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1 suggested route to go from Madrid to Barcelona by flight, train, car, bus

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How to get from Madrid to Barcelona?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Madrid Barcelona. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Madrid and Barcelona on a map as well as the route Madrid Barcelona and the different connecting points (Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Barcelona-Sants Railway Station, Barcelone Norte Coach Station, Barcelone Sants Coach Station, Barcelona Puerto Maritimo Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Madrid-Barcelona

For your trip from Madrid (Spain) to Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) with a distance of 314 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Madrid Barcelona is a direct bound.
Trains AVE or TGV of Renfe or SNCF to Barcelona leave from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha railway station in Madrid. Arrival in Barcelona will take place at Barcelona-Sants station (1.7 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Madrid-Barcelona that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of ALSA in Madrid. The bus will drop you off at Barcelone Norte bus station (0.7 mi from Barcelona, Spain). Please make sure to show up on time at Madrid Sur bus station (1.9 mi from Madrid) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Barcelona.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Madrid-Barcelona.
The direct flight Madrid > Barcelona will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Madrid and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport, 8.1 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Barcelona (Barcelona-El Prat airport, IATA code: BCN) operated by Air Europa, Iberia or Vueling Airlines.

Which carriers to travel between Madrid and Barcelona?

Bus companies
The bus company ALSA operates the intercity service from the bus station of Madrid Sur in Madrid and to the one of Barcelone Norte (Catalonia Spain)
Air Europa carries out a flight from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Madrid to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Iberia flies on the route from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport (located 8.1 mi from Madrid, Spain) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Vueling Airlines schedules the flight from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Madrid to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Railway companies
Renfe provides a rail connection Madrid-Barcelona with the train AVE from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Barcelona-Sants at arrival (1.7 mi from centre)
SNCF transports passengers on a rail line from Madrid to Barcelona with the train TGV which leaves Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station to arrive at Barcelona-Sants railway station (Catalonia Spain)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Madrid-Barcelona (314.4 mi)

Stop cities from Madrid or cities to visit near Barcelona

When travelling from Barcelona to Madrid by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Guadalajara located at 32 mi from Madrid, Tarragona 52 mi away from Barcelona, Zaragoza, Lleida situated at 82 mi from Barcelona (Spain). If you have some time on your way to Barcelona or back to Madrid, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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