Madrid to Barcelona trains might be a good value for money solution: travelling in Spain by train is often rather cheap and faster than taking a bus indeed , since many high speed Renfe trains are available on this route . You can count on 14 daily rides to get from Madrid to Barcelona. Trains leave from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrive at Barcelona-sants every 60 minutes on average. Travelling by train from Madrid to Barcelona is faster if you choose a Renfe high speed train (like AVE): the trip will last on average 02:45. If travelling with Renfe, you need to know the Madrid to Barcelona train schedule: the first train leaves at 07:00, while the last ride is at 20:30. A Madrid to Barcelona train cost about 32.78 €. But how long is the train ride from Madrid to Barcelona? Your journey takes about 3 hours on average. Renfe offers 14 direct trains between these two cities. Thanks to Renfe, offers, you can save on your trip from Madrid to Barcelona and find low cost tickets starting from 32 €! If you need to travel this week, prices start from 32.78€ to a maximum price of 91.86€. When booking your train ticket a few weeks in advance though, you can find low cost trains from Madrid to Barcelona with fares starting from 41.56€, saving up to 38%.