A new 2.5 hour train service has started between Madrid and Barcelona, run by OUIGO.
Finally, there is a choice on the route with both RENFE and OUIGO operating it.
We think the extra cheap train service from Barcelona to Madrid will help save the planet a little bit more, given the route between the two cities is the most popular FLIGHT in the whole EU!! Crazy hey!!
The 1st train from Madrid To Barcelona by OUIGO leaves Madrid-Puerta de Atocha at 07:05. The last train departs Madrid-Puerta de Atocha at 21:00.
Hit play on this video from Matt at NonStopEuroTrip and see how comfortable the OUIGO trains are.
Competition is heating up with Avlo (Renfe) launching on 23rd June, and also ILSA next year.
Perhaps you want to travel next weekend?
Looking at prices generally it looks reasonable and competitive, but at just a week ahead, they are not the very cheapest of prices between 29 and 45 Euros. You could also could upgrade to OUIGO Plus for another 9 Euros, as Matt did in his video.
Looking further ahead then, can we get the 9 Euro price? Yes, but in September.
Looking a more realistic 5 or 6 weeks ahead here are the prices. Some bargains at 15 Euros! Muy bien! More typically 19, 25, and 29 Euros.
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Head on over to OUIGO’s website, and see what great value train tickets you can find from Madrid to Barcelona.
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