Spain's two largest cities, Madrid and Barcelona are well-connected by the state-of-the-art AVE high-speed train, transporting passengers half way across the country in less than 3 hours. Madrid, the capital, is an easy city to get around with great museums, a picturesque park and affordable Spanish cuisine. Madrid's rival, Barcelona can boast Gaudi-inspired architecture, a man-made beach and vibrant atmosphere of Las Ramblas.
You have the following option for this train route:
AVE high-speed train: approx: 2hr 45min
Regional train: 8hr 50min