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Madrid to Barcelona flights

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Departure Sat, 26 Sep Return Wed, 30 Sep
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from £45
Departure Tue, 20 Oct Return Sat, 24 Oct
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from £52
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Barcelona is one of the most enchanting cities of the world and is known for its baroque buildings.
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.09 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.92 GBP
Last checked on 19 September 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 47% more expensive in Barcelona than in Madrid.

Mid-priced restaurant

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

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Barcelona is 13% cheaper than in Madrid.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Barcelona is 7% cheaper than in Madrid.

Madrid airports
  • ( Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ( Torrejon (TOJ)
    How far from city centre: 15 miles
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
K Distance: 314 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from Madrid

Spanish capital, Madrid, is also the country's largest city and an important trading centre. Madrid's airport is officially known as Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, though most people call it Madrid-Barajas Airport. This is one of the oldest airports in Western Europe and has been operational since 1931.

If you are taking one of the flights from Madrid to Barcelona, you will be pleased to know that the airport is close to the city centre. This airport has four terminals that are all built in a modernist architectural style. In order to alleviate the stress levels of passengers, Terminal 4 was specifically designed to create a calming atmosphere.

Getting to Madrid airport

To catch one of the flights from Madrid to Barcelona, you will need to arrive at Madrid Barajas Airport. To reach the airport from the city centre, take Line 8 of Madrid Metro and disembark at the Airport Station. Another option is to hop on EMT bus 200. EMT runs bus services from various Madrid neighbourhoods to the airport. The journey from Central Madrid to the airport takes 45 minutes, and you should leave well in advance as there could be traffic jams. Taxis and cabs are readily available too and, unlike many European capitals, they are not that expensive in Madrid.

Arriving to Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is known for its baroque buildings, beaches and parties. Start your trip at the Gothic Quarter, which is also the centre of the city. Spend some time watching beautiful people at Barceloneta beach, which is a favourite activity for the locals. Spend some quiet time at the Montjuic Park, which is one of the largest parks in Barcelona. Visit Gracia, a bohemian neighbourhood of Barcelona toward the evening and night. This neighbourhood is known for its cafes, bars and restaurants. Last, but not least, do not forget to gorge on Catalan delicacies at one of the many restaurants in the city.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Barcelona from Madrid don't take much time to land, as the flight duration is short. The easiest way to get to the city centre is by hopping on a commuter train run by Roadalies. Just get off at Passeig de Gracia station and walk to wherever you have to go. Another option is to hop on an Orange Line metro run by Barcelona Metro. Aerobus is an option for those who want to reach Placa Catalunya directly. There are also plenty of taxis and cabs available outside the airport to get to various areas of the city.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Madrid to Barcelona

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from Madrid to Barcelona?
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 Madrid. 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 Madrid to Barcelona?
The average price to go from Madrid to Barcelona is 56.46 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 Madrid to Barcelona at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 45€ for the route Madrid - Barcelona. 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 Barcelona expensive to visit compared to Madrid?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Barcelona costs an average of 2.38 GBP, 13% cheaper than Madrid, with a fare of 2.74 GBP, while train tickets costs 47% more in Barcelona: 2.01 GBP against 1.37 GBP in Madrid. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.97 GBP in both Barcelona and Madrid. The price of the coffee is around 7% cheaper in Barcelona, with an average of 1.63 GBP, while in Madrid the coffee costs 1.75 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Madrid to Barcelona?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Madrid to Barcelona are May, June and January.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Madrid to Barcelona?
The best time of the year to go to Barcelona when flying from Madrid 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  Barcelona from Madrid in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by May and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period November, January and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Madrid -  Barcelona.
How long does the flight take to go from Madrid to Barcelona?
The total flight time between Madrid and Barcelona is of around 01:19 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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