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Barcelona to Madrid flights

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Departure Sat, 03 Oct Return Wed, 07 Oct
BCN Barcelona
MAD Madrid
return from £46
Departure Thu, 22 Oct Return Mon, 26 Oct
BCN Barcelona
MAD Madrid
return from £45
Flight route information
The capital city of Spain, Madrid, delights everyone with its amazing attractions and fun activities.
Currency and price comparison
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Last checked on 19 September 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
32%

Trains in Madrid are 32% cheaper than in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£2.02
Madrid
£1.37
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
0%

A meal in Madrid costs roughly the same as in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£11
Madrid
£11
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
16%

Taxis are 16% more expensive in Madrid than in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£2.38
Madrid
£2.75
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
7%

Coffee is 7% more expensive in Madrid than in Barcelona.

Barcelona
£1.64
Madrid
£1.76
Barcelona airports
  • ( El Prat (BCN)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Reus (REU)
    How far from city centre: 57 miles
  • ( Costa Brava (GRO)
    How far from city centre: 51 miles
Madrid airports
  • ( Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ( Torrejon (TOJ)
    How far from city centre: 15 miles
K 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.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Barcelona to Madrid

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from Barcelona to Madrid?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Spain may apply when travelling from Barcelona. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much, on average, are flights from Barcelona to Madrid?
The average price to go from Barcelona to Madrid is 58.57 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Barcelona to Madrid at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 45€ for the route Barcelona - Madrid. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Madrid expensive to visit compared to Barcelona?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Madrid costs an average of 2.74 GBP, 15% more expensive than Barcelona, with a fare of 2.38 GBP, while train tickets costs 32% less in Madrid: 1.37 GBP against 2.01 GBP in Barcelona. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.97 GBP in both Madrid and Barcelona. The price of the coffee is around 7% more expensive in Madrid, with an average of 1.75 GBP , while in Barcelona the coffee costs 1.63 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Barcelona to Madrid?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Barcelona to Madrid are May, August and March.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Barcelona to Madrid?
The best time of the year to go to Madrid when flying from Barcelona depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, June is the top 1 month to fly to  Madrid from Barcelona in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by September and May. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period January, November and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Barcelona -  Madrid.
How long does the flight take to go from Barcelona to Madrid?
The total flight time between Barcelona and Madrid is of around 01:25 hours on average, considering an average distance of 487 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).
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