Trains Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid

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Trains Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid - Facts 
  • Distance: 506 km
  • Fastest route: 2 hours 30 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 24 
  • Changes: 0 
  • First train: 05:02 
  • Last train: 21:02 
  • Trains operator(s): Renfe
  • Fare range: €14 - €216 
  • From price: €13
Cheap train tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid!

Book your train journey from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid start from €13!

Every day 24 trains run between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid. The distance is 506 kilometers and the fastest train journey takes 2 hours 30 minutes. 

The earlier you book, the cheaper train tickets are. Just before departure, train tickets can be three to ten times more expensive. For this route the price difference from early booking to just before departure is  €14 - €216.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid with Renfe, the first train leaves at 05:02 and the last train at 21:02.

Train operators

Renfe

Renfe is the name of the national railways in Spain. Renfe operates on all major lines in Spain, like the high speed train AVE between Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba and Seville. 

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Barcelona Sants (Main Station)

Train Station Barcelona

Barcelona Sants is the name of the main station in Barcelona. AVE-trains run very regularly to Madrid, Valencia and Seville. TGV-trains run 2-3 times a day to Paris, Lyon and Marseille. 

  • Wifi: no 
  • Luggage lockers: yes, 5h30-23h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre (Ramblas) 

  • Walking: 40 minutes
  • Bike: rental shops are near 
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: 1 stop, 5 minutes
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid?
The average travel time between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid is 2 hours 30 minutes. On average 24 trains per day run between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid. The first train is leaving Barcelona Sants (Main Station) at 05:02 and the last at 21:02. The prices for train tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid start from €13.

How much does it cost to take the train from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid?
The train fares for tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid start from €13. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid. Sometimes tickets cost up to 4-5 times more just before departure than at the time the sales period starts.

How do I get from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid?
On average 24 trains per day run between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid. The number of changes on this route is 0. Trains are one of the best ways to travel around Europe, they are fast, convenient and if you book on time there are often great deals. Fares for trains from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid start from €13.

How long is the train ride from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid?
The average travel time between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid is 2 hours 30 minutes. Every day 24 runs between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid and the number of changes is 0. Train times can vary at any time of the day - check our rail planner for all the actual train times.

How far is Barcelona Sants (Main Station) from Madrid by train?
The distance between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid is 506 kilometers. The average travel time is 2 hours 30 minutes and there are approximately 24 trains per day running between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid. The first train leaves from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) at 05:02 and the last one at 21:02.

Which trains run from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid?
The following railway companies operate on the route between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid: Renfe. The average travel time is 2 hours 30 minutes, the distance is 506 kilometers and fares start from €13.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid?
Book your train tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid start from €13.

Do prices go down for trains Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid only become more expensive the closer to departure time. The only way to purchase cheap train tickets is to book as early as possible. In general, it is more economical to travel between Barcelona Sants (Main Station) and Madrid on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

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