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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £63.00
  2. 30 day advance £78.00
  3. 7 day advance £97.00
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    10hr 14m
  1. Travelling by train from Barcelona to Almería means a long traverse across Spain, around 11 hrs 20 mins. The fastest daytime connection is actually via Madrid, even though this adds to the overall distance. After you arrive in Madrid on a high-speed AVE train, you then board a Talgo train to Almería.

    For good coastal scenery, consider a more direct route (not via Madrid), which takes a little longer and requires a single change of train at Linares-Baeza. This alternative route does not involve a high-speed AVE train, relying instead on slower services. It also often has very cheap fares.

    On some days there is also an overnight option: take the night train from Barcelona to Granada, changing there the next morning for the short onward hop to Almería.

    Tickets for this route are released in batches, and often the cheapest tickets are available 120 days or more in advance. If you’re having trouble finding tickets, contact us and we’ll email you as soon as booking opens.

    Barcelona to Madrid

    Barcelona to Madrid

    Take a high-speed AVE train directly from Barcelona Sants station to Madrid Atocha. At peak times Barcelona to Madrid trains depart every 30 minutes, with the fastest services taking just 2 hrs 30 mins to reach the Spanish capital. Trains that stop up to four times along the way may take 30 to 40 minutes longer. This journey along Spain's premier high-speed rail route reveals a variety of passing landscapes as you speed from Catalonia through Aragon to the Spanish heartland.

    Madrid interchange

    Madrid interchange: Madrid Atocha to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías

    Arriving at Madrid Puerta de Atocha, you'll need to transfer to Atocha Cercanías station. Cercanías means ‘suburban’ and the station is in the same complex as Atocha station. Just follow the signs to Atocha Cercanías. It is an easy 10-minute walk.

    Madrid to Almería

    Madrid to Almería

    The twice-daily Talgo trains to Almería start in Madrid at Chamartin station, stopping 20 minutes later at Madrid Atocha Cercanías. The latter stop is especially useful for travellers wanting to connect onto the Almería train using high-speed AVE trains from other parts of Spain (all AVEs arrive in the Spanish capital at Atocha). The morning train from Madrid to Almería makes three stops en route; the afternoon service stops more often. Look out for La Mancha windmills and then enjoy the rugged grandeur of Despenaperros Pass as the train cuts through the hills to get to Andalucía.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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