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Flights Madrid (MAD) - Barcelona (BCN)

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Departure Mon, 20 Feb Return Thu, 23 Feb
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from 32€
Departure Fri, 24 Feb Return Fri, 24 Feb
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from 71€
Departure Mon, 27 Feb Return Wed, 01 Mar
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from 34€
Departure Wed, 01 Mar Return Fri, 10 Mar
MAD Madrid
BCN Barcelona
return from 42€
Route information
Gothic architecture meets avant-garde culture in Barcelona; an important center of European civilization.
Currency and cost comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 60% more expensive in Barcelona than in Madrid.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 20% more expensive in Barcelona than in Madrid.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Barcelona is 10% cheaper than in Madrid.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 3% more expensive in Barcelona than in Madrid.

Madrid airports
  • ( Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD)
    How far from city centre: 13 kms
  • ( Torrejon (TOJ)
    How far from city centre: 24 kms
Barcelona airports
  • ( El Prat (BCN)
    How far from city centre: 12 kms
  • ( Reus (REU)
    How far from city centre: 92 kms
  • ( Costa Brava (GRO)
    How far from city centre: 82 kms
K Distance: 505 kms

To and from the airports

Flights from Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and a European capital of culture and finance. Madrid is served by the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, also known as Madrid–Barajas Airport. The airport has been operational since 1931 and is widely visited by millions of travelers each year.

Madrid–Barajas Airport is located 9 kilometers from Madrid's city center and links the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of the world. With four terminals and one of the largest airport buildings in the world, Madrid to Barcelona flights take off from this airport for a reason. Terminal 4 was designed by Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers, and is styled as a stress-free zone for travelers.

Getting to Madrid airport

Madrid–Barajas Airport is conveniently located within the city limits and is just 13 kilometers from Madrid's historic center. You can take the Madrid Metro's Line 8 and get off at Terminal 2 or at Terminal 4 stations. Terminals 1 and 3 can be accessed from Terminal 2 station. You can also choose to take EMT bus 200, which stops right outside terminals 1, 2 and 4. Other options include taking taxis and private cars, but these can prove to be very expensive. Expect a journey of between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the mode of transportation. Return flights to Madrid from Barcelona arrive at this very same airport.

Getting to Barcelona

With its Baroque buildings and modern architecture, Barcelona is a global center of fashion, art and culture. There is always something to see and do in this vibrant Catalan city. Take a walk through the Barri Gòtic, which is the old city center. Visit one of the many quaint cafes, and treat yourself to strong Spanish coffee. Visit the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites that dot the city, such as Casa Vicens, Sagrada Familia and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Barcelona is also known for its nightlife and beaches. Do not forget to soak in some Spanish sun, and later, party at the numerous nightclubs across the city.

Arriving to the city centre

Barcelona–El Prat Airport is connected to the city center via buses, trains and the metro. Hop on the Rodalies commuter train from T2 station and get off at the Passeig de Gracia station in central Barcelona. You can also take the L9 Sud (orange line) of Barcelona Metro at the Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations. This line is connected to other lines which go towards the city center. An easier option is to take the Aerobus direct transfers from T1 and T2 to Placa Catalunya in the heart of the city. The wide range of options make it easy to get to Barcelona–El Prat Airport to fly to Madrid from Barcelona.

How is COVID-19 currently affecting flights from Madrid to Barcelona?
Using the flexible flight ticket, you're guaranteed a refund or a rebooking option (without fees) in case of flight cancellations when travelling to Spain. At eDreams have you covered!
For flights from Madrid to Barcelona, how can I find the cheapest price?
On eDreams we use machine learning to find the most economical flight between Madrid and Barcelona. By taking into account the combinations of airlines, stopovers, direct flights as well as the various criteria for the journeys, our search engine allows us to offer our customers the best price under the best conditions.
Is Barcelona more expensive than Madrid to visit?
Looking at taxi prices, a ride in Barcelona costs an average of 3.00 EUR euros, 14% cheaper than Madrid, with a fare of 3.50 EUR euros, while train tickets cost 60% more in Barcelona: 2.40 EUR euros against 1.50 EUR euros in Madrid. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 14.00 EUR euros in Barcelona, 17% more than the 12.00 EUR euros in Madrid. The price of a coffee is approximately 3% more expensive in Barcelona, with an average of 2.21 EUR euros, while in Madrid the coffee costs 2.15 EUR.
When booking, when is the best time to do so in order to get the best prices for Madrid to Barcelona flights?
The most popular month for flights from Madrid to Barcelona are: May, June and January.
When is the best time to travel from Madrid to Barcelona?
A good period of the year to visit Barcelona from Madrid really depends on lots of personal preferences, price being one of the main criteria When it comes to popularity, June is the best month to fly to Barcelona from Madrid, basedd on searches from our customers, followed by May and July. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds February, December and January are the months with fewer searches for the route Madrid -  Barcelona.
What is the duration of a flight from Madrid to Barcelona?
Flight time, on average, from Madrid to Barcelona is usually 01:19 hours on average, at an average distance of 487 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in Barcelona compared to Madrid?
The average temperature in Madrid the average temperature is 37.21 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 3.0 mm , Barcelona's temperatures reach 30.74 during the hot season, with 12.0 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 3.49 degrees in Barcelona, compared to the -3.74 average degrees reported in Madrid. During the winter period, Madrid can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Barcelona have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Madrid and Barcelona?
The most common route form Madrid to Barcelona is: Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas (MAD) to El Prat (BCN). These airlines fly this route:
  • Vueling.
  • Iberia.
  • LATAM Airlines.
What airlines fly from Madrid to Barcelona?
Airlines that have direct flight routes from Madrid to Barcelona are:
  • Vueling.
  • Air Europa.
  • Iberia.

El Prat - Customer reviews

5.0 /5
Reviews: 2
5.0 /5
Date 2018-06-17 Age 31-50 City Spain

Great airport service with amazing facilities. Toilet cleans and everything new. Not noisy. Easy security control.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-01-06 Age 51-70 City argentina

Todo estuvo bien

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