Barcelona to Madrid flights

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The capital city of Spain, Madrid, delights everyone with its amazing attractions and fun activities.
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Train
Local, one-way ticket
30%

Trains in Madrid are 30% cheaper than in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£1.89
Madrid
£1.32
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
10%

The average meal is 10% more expensive in Madrid than in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£8.78
Madrid
£9.66
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
20%

Taxis are 20% more expensive in Madrid than in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£2.19
Madrid
£2.63
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
1%

Coffee in Madrid is 1% cheaper than in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£1.5
Madrid
£1.49
( Barcelona airports
  • ? El Prat (BCN)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ? Costa Brava (GRO)
    How far from city centre: 51 miles
  • ? Reus (REU)
    How far from city centre: 57 miles
) Madrid airports
  • ? Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ? Torrejon (TOJ)
    How far from city centre: 15 miles
L Distance: 314 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from Barcelona

It is not surprising that Barcelona is a popular destination, the city is a cultural centre and it exhales arts and harmonizes many cultures. Barcelona features Roman ruins and modernism, and it is a city reawakened by street arts. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, and is an ideal destination to visit any time of the year.

The city features historical marvels, spectacular architecture and it is a beach paradise. Barcelona to Madrid flights are handled by Barcelona-El Prat Airport, the major airport serving the city. The airport is one of the busiest in Spain, and several airlines operate regular flights to many destinations from this airport.

Getting to Barcelona airport

Flights to Madrid from Barcelona are operated by Iberia, Air Europa, Vueling and other major airlines. The journey takes about 85 minutes from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Madrid. Barcelona-El Prat Airport is located just 12km southwest of the city centre and it is easily reachable. You can take a metro train from one of the several city stations to the airport.

You can also take the Airport Aerobus, which is the most convenient and fastest means of transport to the airport from Central Barcelona. The airport has affordable parking facilities, if you prefer to drive to the airport.

Arriving to Madrid

Located in the centre of Spain, Madrid is the largest city in the country and is known to be the official residence of the monarchy. The city is steeped in history and culture, which is evident in its architecture and structural buildings, magnificent monuments and its museums. The name Madrid means "rich in waters", although it doesn't really have many canals or water channels, but the Manzanares River flows through the city.

The metropolitan city thrills every visitor with a quaint charm, as well as modern delights that appeal to everyone. Madrid is the home of the popular football club team, Real Madrid. Madrid has a buzzing nightlife with several hip clubs and bars.

How to get to the city centre

Flights from Barcelona to Madrid arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, the main airport serving the city. It has four main terminal buildings, which serve millions of passengers within the city and from all over the world. The terminals are well-equipped with modern facilities and amenities.

The airport is one of the few European airports located fairly close to the city. It is located just 13km north east of the city. Getting to the city centre from the airport is easy; you can opt for a metro train from the airport to the city centre. You can also take a taxi or airport shuttle bus to your destination in the city.

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