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Travelling from Gerona to Madrid by train

Looking to travel from Gerona to Madrid by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 2 minutes to travel from Gerona to Madrid by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 24 minutes though. You'll usually find 7 trains per day running along the 356 miles (572 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Madrid. You'll be travelling with AVE, Avlo or Renfe on your way to Madrid, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Gerona to Madrid start from €15.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Madrid by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Gerona to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 4h 2m to travel from Gerona to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 356 miles (572 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Gerona to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 24m
PriceFrom €15
Distance356 miles (572 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
First train06:46
Last train18:55
Departure stationGerona
Arrival stationMadrid
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Gerona to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gerona to Madrid for Wednesday 1st December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:46 Gerona10:10 Madrid AtochaAVE 3662 Renfe Get tickets3h 24m, direct
07:26 Gerona10:55 Madrid AtochaEuromed 1081 Renfe Get tickets3h 29m, 1 change
08:11 Gerona11:45 Madrid AtochaAVE 3092 Renfe Get tickets3h 34m, direct
09:26 Gerona13:45 Madrid AtochaEuromed 1101 Renfe Get tickets4h 19m, 1 change
15:11 Gerona18:55 Madrid AtochaAVE 3162 Renfe Get tickets3h 44m, 1 change
15:11 Gerona19:12 Madrid AtochaAVE 3162 Renfe Get tickets4h 1m, direct
16:15 Gerona20:55 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets4h 40m, 1 change
18:11 Gerona22:07 Madrid AtochaAVE 3192 Renfe Get tickets3h 56m, direct
18:55 Gerona23:17 Madrid AtochaAVE 9743 SNCF Get tickets4h 22m, 1 change
06:46 Gerona10:10 Madrid AtochaAVE 3662 Renfe Get tickets3h 24m, direct
07:26 Gerona10:55 Madrid AtochaEuromed 1081 Renfe Get tickets3h 29m, 1 change

Renfe and AVE trains from Gerona to Madrid

You can travel from Gerona to Madrid on Renfe and AVE 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.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

Cheap train tickets from Gerona to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Gerona to Madrid starts at €15 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 Gerona to Madrid 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 Gerona to Madrid? 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 Gerona to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Gerona and Madrid is 4 hours and 2 minutes, with around 7 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 Gerona and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gerona to Madrid is 3 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Gerona to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Gerona to Madrid can start from as little as €15 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 Gerona to Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Gerona to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Gerona to Madrid each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Gerona to Madrid leave?

The first train from Gerona to Madrid leaves at 06:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gerona to Madrid leave?

The last train from Gerona to Madrid leaves at 18:55. 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 Gerona and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Gerona to Madrid cover a distance of around 356 miles (572 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Gerona. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Gerona to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Gerona to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/01/2021. 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 07/05/2022 for travel on 07/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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