Journey Name: Madrid to Barcelona (or vice versa)  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
Travel from Madrid to Barcelona with the high speed AVE trains in just under 3 hours. The train stations are easily accessible from the very centre of both cities combined with excellent service on board the train, it eliminates the need to travel to airports and fly. 
Train Departure Schedule :
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
Journey Dates :
AVE trains run daily ever hour in each direction. 
In peak hours, trains run every 30 minutes. 
Places Covered:
Guadalajara, Calatayud, Zaragoza, Lleida , Tarragona
Day to Day Itinerary:
Depart from Madrid Puerta de Atocha. 
Arrive at Barcelona Sants. 
Depart from Barcelona Sants
Arrive at Madrid Puerta de Atocha
Non Stop Travel

It takes approximately 03 hours to travel between Madrid and Barcelona. 


One Way

1st class

2nd class


EUR 185

EUR 110


EUR 115

EUR 70

Seat Reservation

EUR 40

EUR 40

  • Seat Fare & Reservation
Notes – Remarks:
Tickets for AVE trains can be part of a Europe Rail Pass or individual tickets for sectors can be purchased. Advance reservations are mandatory on AVE trains. It is possible for 2nd class Pass holders to travel in 'Preferente', when they pay the reservation and the difference of the fare between 'Preferente' and 'Turista'
Route Map
  • High Speed travel between Barcelona and Madrid 
  • Comfortable and convenient 
  • City centre to city centre avoiding cumbersome airports
  • Excellent service on board