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How to get from Barcelona to Madrid

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How to get from Barcelona to Madrid

Travel from Barcelona to Madrid and discover this Spain city of 3.300.000 inhabitants. The distance from Barcelona to Madrid is 811 kilometers; with Wanderio you can compare the available trains, buses, and flights to get from Barcelona to Madrid, so that you can organize your trip choosing the fastest route, the most comfortable or the cheapest one. You can choose among different choices and organize your trip according to your needs, depending on whether you are looking for the fastest, the most comfortable or perhaps the cheapest travel solution. For example, by choosing a flight from Barcelona to Madrid, you’ll get to your destination in about 1 hour on average; flight ticket prices start from 80 €. Going from Barcelona to Madrid by train instead? Prices for your ticket start from 44 € and the train journey takes about 3 hours on average.

You can get from Barcelona to Madrid by train, thanks to the 31 daily routes provided by Renfe. The train ride from Barcelona to Madrid takes about 3 hours on average and the average train ticket is 94€. If you book in advance, you can find the best fares and save 42% on average on your train ticket, with prices starting from 44€. Travelling Spain by train can often be cheap.

Coaches from Barcelona to Madrid are comfortable and rather cheap; you can travel with ALSA on one of the 26 buses that every day link Barcelona to Madrid and get you to your destination in about 7 hours on average. Barcelona - Madrid bus tickets cost 36€ on average. Thanks to low cost fares though, you can find cheap buses at prices as low as 33€. Travelling Spain by bus could be the cheapest solution for you low budget trips.

To get to Madrid from Barcelona you can take a flight from Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which is the closest airport to Barcelona, and arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, the airport the best serves Madrid. The average price for a Barcelona to Madrid flight is 861€, but you can find low cost flights as well, with prices starting from 80€. Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 1 hour on average; however, you need to consider the time to get to the airport and pass the security checks. You can count on 40 daily connections between Barcelona and Madrid provided by Brussels Airlines, flybe, and KLM. Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is the closest airport to Madrid and is 21.9 kilometers away from the city center; you can get to Madrid in 33 minutes thanks to airport shuttles from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport to Madrid.

How can I get from Barcelona to Madrid?
There is 3 ways to get from Barcelona to Madrid: by train, by bus and by flight.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid?
The cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid is by bus. Choosing this travel solution you can find tickets as low as 32€ and you'll get to Madrid in about 7 hours.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid?
The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid is by flight: the ticket prices start from 80€ and it will take around about 1 hour.

How far is it from Barcelona to Madrid?
The distance between Barcelona and Madrid is 811 kilometers.

How long does it take to travel from Barcelona to Madrid?
The trip from Barcelona to Madrid takes about 1 hour.

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