Trains Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)

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Trains Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) - Facts 
  • Distance: 506 km
  • Fastest route: 2 hours 30 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 26 
  • Changes: 0 
  • First train: 06:02 
  • Last train: 21:02 
  • Trains operator(s): Renfe
  • Fare range: €30 - €225 
  • From price: €30
Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)!

Book your train journey from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) start from €30!

Every day 26 trains run between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station). 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  €30 - €225.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) with Renfe, the first train leaves at 06:02 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 Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)?
The average travel time between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station) is 2 hours 30 minutes. On average 26 trains per day run between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station). The first train is leaving Madrid at 06:02 and the last at 21:02. The prices for train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) start from €30.

How much does it cost to take the train from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)?
The train fares for tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) start from €30. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station). 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 Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)?
On average 26 trains per day run between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station). 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 Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) start from €30.

How long is the train ride from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)?
The average travel time between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station) is 2 hours 30 minutes. Every day 26 runs between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station) 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 Madrid from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) by train?
The distance between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station) is 506 kilometers. The average travel time is 2 hours 30 minutes and there are approximately 26 trains per day running between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station). The first train leaves from Madrid at 06:02 and the last one at 21:02.

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

How to buy cheap train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)?
Book your train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station) are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) start from €30.

Do prices go down for trains Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station)?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona Sants (Main Station) 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 Madrid and Barcelona Sants (Main Station) on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

Other way around - Train from Barcelona Sants (Main Station) to Madrid

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