Madrid to Barcelona flights

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Departure Fri, 01 Dec Return Mon, 04 Dec
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from £69
Departure Sun, 10 Dec Return Tue, 02 Jan
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from £88
Flight route information
Barcelona is one of the most enchanting cities of the world and is known for its baroque buildings.
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Last checked on 02 November 2017
Train
Local, one-way ticket
43%

Trains are 43% more expensive in Barcelona than in Madrid.

Madrid
£1.32
Barcelona
£1.89
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
9%

A meal in Barcelona is 9% cheaper than a meal in Madrid.

Madrid
£9.66
Barcelona
£8.78
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
17%

A taxi fare in Barcelona is 17% cheaper than in Madrid.

Madrid
£2.63
Barcelona
£2.19
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
1%

Coffee is 1% more expensive in Barcelona than in Madrid.

Madrid
£1.49
Barcelona
£1.5
( 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
  • ? Costa Brava (GRO)
    How far from city centre: 51 miles
  • ? Reus (REU)
    How far from city centre: 57 miles
L 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.

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