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Travelling to Zaragoza


Flights to and from Zaragoza can either be direct (with Ryanair and Air Europa) or via Madrid or Barcelona.

>> Additional information on airlines and destinations from Zaragoza airport


There are connections to Zaragoza (Delicias Train Station) by High Speed Train (AVE) both from Barcelona (Sants Station) and Madrid (Puerta de Atocha Station). Please be aware that travelling from the airport to the train stations in the city center can take over an hour in both cases.

>> Additional information on schedules and prices from Renfe website

In Madrid

The best option is to take the High Speed Train (AVE) from the train station in Madrid (Puerta de Atocha) to the train station in Zaragoza (Delicias). The journey from Madrid to Zaragoza takes about 1.5 hours. You can buy your ticket online from Renfe website.

From the Barajas airport in Madrid to the train station (Atocha Station) you can:

  • Take a taxi that could cost around 30 euros (one way).
  • Use the commuter train service which departs from Terminal 4: Renfe Commuter Train service.
  • Use the EMT public bus express service, which is available 24 hours. Travel time is about 40 minutes depending on traffic. You can buy your ticket from the driver (5,00 Euros) but they can accept cash only. Additional information is available at the EMT Bus Express website.
  • Take the Underground (Metro) from the airport (Barajas) to the 'Nuevos Ministerios' metro station, then take the commuter train from Nuevos Ministerios to Atocha Train Station (follow the signs 'Cercanias'). Visit the Metro Madrid website for additional information.

In Barcelona

There is a direct train service from Barcelona airport to Sants Train Station. This service runs every 30 min and it takes around 25 min to Sants train station. If you are arriving into Terminal 1 you will need to take a free shuttle bus from the terminal to the train station, where you can buy your ticket. A single ticket costs 3.60 Euros.


You can also take a bus from Barcelona or Madrid to Zaragoza (Delicias station). The buses run almost every hour and cover the 300 km distance in 3h30min. Visit the Alsa website Alsa website for additional information.