Barcelona Full Day Tour by high Speed Train (AVE) from Madrid

Barcelona Day Trip from Madrid

by high Speed Train (AVE)

1 day
No refund will be allowed.


  • Have a comfortable and high speed travel by train and enjoy a Barcelona day trip from Madrid.
  • Explore the most tourist city points of the city with the Barcelona City tour Hop on Hop off bus.
  • Admire the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, the jewels of the Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí.


Travel by High Speed Train (AVE) and enjoy an unforgettable day trip from madrid to Barcelona. You will explore the most interesting places in Barcelona with the Bus Turistic Hop on Hop off bus tour.

Once arrived (after 3 hours), you will take the official Hop on Hop off bus in Barcelona: “Barcelona City tour”, double-decker tourist buses with 2 different routes: Green Route/East, Orange Route/West.

You can get on and off all day along, with the same ticket, change route and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones in 15 languages.

You will have a map and guide with all the stops of each routes. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of raining; they are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have a stewardess aboard permanently.

Go to Plaça Catalunya , the center of Barcelona. Visit the unfinished masterpiece of Gaudí , the Sagrada Familia or the Camp Nou Stadium, an essential place for football fans. Get lost in the Parc Güell , declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Visit the famous houses of Gaudí: la Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

After this amazing Barcelona day trip from Madrid, you will return with the AVE to Madrid.

Important: Please note that this tour does not include escort guide. We provide you the train tickets and voucher for Barcelona bus tour, but you must coordinate to make the trips and be at the time indicated at the meeting points.


  • Round trip High Speed Train tickets Madrid - Barcelona (Departure from Madrid a las 7:30 h & departure from Barcelona at 20:00h)
  • 1 day unlimited travel ticket for the Barcelona City tour Hop on Hop off bus (2 routes, 37 stops)
  • Multilingual audio guide and Free Wifi on board

Not included

  • Official guide and tickets to monuments
  • Transfer between Train station and the city in Madrid & Barcelona
  • Lunch and accommodation in Barcelona

Price & Payment


(age 1+)
261 $

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Note that

  • The train tickets will be sent to your email in advance of the date of your trip.
  • Note that the transport between the train station in Madrid/Barcelona and the City is on your own.
  • Train departure (7:30) & return times (20:00) are subjet to availability.

Bus Tour

  • East/Green Route: Plaça Catalunya, Catedral-Barri Gòtic, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Platja del Bogatell*, Nova Mar Bella*, Forum*, Sagrada Familia, Hospital de la Sta. Creu i St. Pau, Parc Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló.

    (*) Winter Tour (1/11 al 30/04): Ciutadella-Zoo, Teatre Nacional-Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar.

  • West/Orange Route: Plaça Catalunya, Catedral-Barri Gòtic, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Fundació Joan Miró, Anella Olímpica, MNAC Museu Nacional de Catalunya, Poble Espanyol, Caixa Fòrum, Plaça d’Espanya, Estació de Sants, Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII, l’Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló.
  • The approximate duration of the routes in summer is 2 hours for the Green/East Route and 2 hours 20 minutes for the Orange/West Route. In winter, the estimated time for both routes is around 2 hours.
  • Both routes depart and end at Plaça Catalunya but you can hop-on and hop-off at any bus stop.
  • Frequency: daily every 7- 20 min depending of season.
  • Barcelona City Tour Bus runs from 09.00 to 19.00 in winter and from 09.00 to 20.00 in summer.
  • Tickets are valid until the end of service on the same day (for 1-day tickets).
  • Buses are adapted for people with limited mobility.

2-Days Option

  • If you wish to have more time to enjoy Barcelona and return on the train the next day, please indicate it in the "comments" section when booking. Accommodation in Barcelona is not included.


No refunds or exchanges will be allowed. A 100% cancellation penalty applies if the booking is cancelled. No changes in the date or participants will be allowed.

Starting point

  • Departure Madrid-Barcelona: Atocha Railway Station - AVE Trains Departures. Madrid.
  • Barcelona Hop on Hop off bus: Lines depart from Plaza de Catalunya, but you can board the bus at any stop of the bus routes, including the stop at Sants train Station.
  • Return Barcelona-Madrid: Sants Railway Station. Barcelona.
Barcelona Day Trip from Madrid
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Customer Reviews

"El recorrido por Barcelona fue muy interesante."
United States United States
"Volvería una y mil veces."
Es una experiencia maravillosa fácil de tomar el transporte, muy seguro y Barcelona es una ciudad muy bella, muy recomendable, no se arrepentirán. Muchas gracias.
Victor Hugo
Colombia Colombia
"Fue buena."
Aunque en realidad es muy poco tiempo un día en Barcelona, y la parada del turismo, no está bien identificada por lo que pierdes mucho tiempo buscándola y no hay quien te informe.
Mexico Mexico
"One day is not enough"
Dont purchase this trip. You can do it alone with half price.
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
from 261 $
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