|Departure||Train #||Arrival||Travel Time|
|Barcelona Sants8:25AM||RENFE/Ave 3080||Madrid Atocha10:55AM||2hr 30min|
|Barcelona Sants9:00AM||RENFE/Ave 3092||Madrid Puerto De Atocha11:45AM||2hr 45min|
|Barcelona Sants10:00AM||RENFE/Ave 3102||Madrid Puerto De Atocha1:10PM||3hr 10min|
|Barcelona Sants11:00AM||RENFE/Ave 3112||Madrid Puerto De Atocha1:45PM||2hr 45min|
|Barcelona Sants11:40AM||RENFE/Ave 19730||Madrid Atocha2:13PM||2hr 33min|
Spain's high-speed AVE train comfortably transports you from the breathtaking monuments of Madrid to the art and design of Barcelona and the fine cuisine in Seville. It all starts with just a little inquisition below.
Barcelona Train Stations
Considered one of the most used transport hubs in the city, Barcelona Sants station is the primary train station for national and international arrivals and departures. Situated in the west of the city, it is easily reached by bus, taxi or the metro.
Madrid Train Stations
The Madrid Atocha Train Station is Madrid's largest and first train station. The station is exceptional with its steel and glass construction, not to mention the vivid tropical gardens that line its concourse. In addition, travelers can enjoy viewing the permanent display of sculptures found within the station. A relaxing way to spend time before your train departs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are train tickets valid for?
It depends if you have a ticket with a reservation or an open ticket.
Open tickets are valid for one month from the date of issue. The validity dates will be printed on the tickets. You can travel with an open ticket on any date within the validity period (however, remember: separate reservations may be necessary, depending on the route).
Tickets with reservations are only valid for the train for which the reservation was issued, on that specific travel date and time of travel.
Are train tickets exchangeable and refundable?
It depends. Exchange and refund rules are governed by the kind of fare you purchased. You’ll see that on our website, we’ve categorized train tickets in three flexibility categories. Non Flexible fares, which offer the best value but are generally not exchangeable or refundable Semi Flexible Fares, which may be exchanged or refunded prior to departure but may involve a change fee and penalty. Flexible Fares, which can be exchanged prior to departure and are generally fully refundable with no penalty. When browsing fares on our website, you can read a brief description of each fare flexibility level, and then see the full exchange and refund conditions for each fare by clicking the "read more" link.
Once you have purchased a train ticket from us, its exchange and refund rules will be indicated in your Rail Europe email confirmation, as well as printed with your train ticket and or on the ticket jacket in the case of paper tickets.
Train tickets must be received for exchange or refund within the allowed time frame mentioned in the exchange and refund conditions.
Refunds, when applicable, can only be applied to unused and unvalidated train tickets.
If you’ve purchased the Rail Protection Plan to cover your train ticket, you can exchange it for either the same thing or a new product. To start an exchange under the Rail Protection Plan, please contact us at CustomerRelations@raileurope.com or call 1-800-438-RAIL.