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How much & how long for Barcelona-Madrid by train?

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1. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 9y

Thankyou very much

2. Posted by mariaines (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

5 hours, 63 € tourist fare (it's a fast train)
check out www.renfe.es for more info ;)

3. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 9y

Hi, thanks very much I had there website and was a boutt o check otu the timetable but had to return to work, thank you very much,
Simon ;)

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

You can also fly this route, at vueling, you would be paying 31 euros, taxes included.

5. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 9y

Wow thats cheap! Excellent! Have you flown with them? Can you book a few days before at a cheap price? Do you know how much it is to get to /from the airports?

Simon

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I haven't flown with them (yet), but it is a trustworthy airline, that is getting bigger at the moment. I wouldn't wait until the last moment, because prices will most likely rise. (if you look up the prices for in 6-7 days from now, you will see prices of 91, 106 euros). For flying cheap, the golden rule is, book whenever you are sure of the dates. (but 2 months before the trip, is a good margin).

From Madrid, you can just take the Metro to Barajas, that's no problem, and in Barcelona, they land at Barcelona El Prat Airport (not Gerona or Reus, like some other cheap companies). just outside of Barcelona. Busses or train will take you to Barcelona.

Note: AirEuropa and Iberia, are a lot more expensive, between 40-50 euros, you should get a flight with them aswell, and also note, that you don't want to a flight that is too early, as the metro in Madrid, start to run at 6.00. (you need about half an hour to Barajas, and a little more if you are staying in the southern part of town)

For Barcelona I am not sure how much it will cost you, but for Madrid it will cost you 1 euro (if you buy a loose ticket, and 0.62 euro, if you buy a card with 10 trips on it, I would reckon buying the second one when you arrive in Madrid, and see how much you will be using it)

And for Barcelona, just follow the link: http://www.barcelona-airport.com/eng/transport_eng.htm

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 5, 2007, at 3:46 PM by Herr Bert ]

7. Posted by -----ds (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Yes, this route can be cheaper by air. Vueling it's a good low cost airline, check the website: www.vueling.com.

Both Madrid and Barcelona airports are well connected with the center of the city by subway (Madrid) and rail (Barcelona). It takes about half an hour to get from the center to the airport and it's not very expensive (less than 5 euros for sure).

8. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

1 euro metro tick for madrid and 2,20 euros rail tick for barcelona

9. Posted by Gusiluz (Full Member 77 posts) 9y

I've flown with Vueling many, many times. They work fine. In Madrid they operate from our most beloved/hated new terminal (T4) , it's a plus. That terminal has no direct conection with the metro system, they're working on it right now and it's expected to start working in May-June. So, once there you can get the free bus to the old terminals T1-T2-T3 (about 15 min) and get the metro there.

If you are spending some days in Madrid, buy one 10 trip ticket (6,40 Euros).

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 6, 2007, at 2:25 AM by Gusiluz ]

10. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Quoting Gusiluz

In Madrid they operate from our most beloved/hated new terminal (T4) , it's a plus. That terminal has no direct conection with the metro system, they're working on it right now and it's expected to start working in May-June. So, once there you can get the free bus to the old terminals T1-T2-T3 (about 15 min) and get the metro there.

Alternatively you can just get the bus from/to Terminal 4 to Avenida de America bus/metro station like I did last year which only cost 1 Euro. I think from memory it was bus 204, but don't quote me on that because it was back in July last year so I may be wrong about the route number of the bus. That station is also where you can buy a bus ticket and catch the bus to Barcelona from, which I think cost about 25Euro, so it is slightly cheaper than the flight mentioned but takes considerably longer.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 10, 2007, at 3:36 AM by aharrold45 ]