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Take the train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha in 3 hours 55 minutes

If you want to travel from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha by train to take around 6 hours 17 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 55 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 5 trains per day running on this route, which spans 315 miles (506 km). You’ll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Madrid Atocha. OUIGO is the main train company operating on this route, a low-cost, high-speed train service operated by SNCF.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha start from €9.00 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha by train

It takes an average of 6h 17m to travel from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha by train, over a distance of around 315 miles (506 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha and tickets for this journey start from €9 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 55m
PriceFrom €9
Distance315 miles (506 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train08:15
Last train23:13
Departure stationBarcelona la Sagrera Meridiana
Arrival stationMadrid Atocha
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, ALSA

OUIGO trains from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha

You can travel from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha on OUIGO trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha

The price of train tickets from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha starts at €9 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana and Madrid Atocha is 6 hours and 17 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana and Madrid Atocha by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha is 3 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha can start from as little as €9 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha?

No, there are no direct train services from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha. Travelling from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha leave?

The first train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha leaves at 08:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha leave?

The last train from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha leaves at 23:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana and Madrid Atocha by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha cover a distance of around 315 miles (506 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid Atocha to Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona la Sagrera Meridiana to Madrid Atocha for a typical week day using timetable data for . On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/18/2022 for travel on 01/18/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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