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  • March 02, 2017 17:36
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Eleanor,<br /><br />There are no direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html">Lisbon</a>. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a>, you would take a train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>, where you would switch to an overnight train that will take you to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a>.<br /><br />To purchase tickets for such a trip, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow">Barcelona to Madrid</a> and then another search to access the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html">Madrid to Lisbon</a>.<br /><br />When doing these searches, you will see that trains from Barcelona to Madrid arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html">Atocha station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>, while the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Lisbon</a> departs out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Chamartin station</a>. To commute from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html">Atocha</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Chamartin</a>, you would take a Renfe 'Cercanias' train, which is like a local commuter train. The ride between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html">Atocha</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Chamartin</a> only takes about 10 to 13 minutes, but you would still want to allow yourself at least 1 full hour between your arrival from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html">Barcelona</a> and your departure to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html">Lisbon</a>. You would pay to board a Cercanias train right at the station before boarding.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html">Barcelona to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html">AVE</a> trains, and the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html">Madrid to Lisbon</a> is the Lusitania train..

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