This journey, between Madrid and Barcelona is made on-board high-speed Alta Velocidad Espanola trains. There are services roughly every half an hour, making this journey very convenient. The AVE service is very punctual, with the operator RENFE offering a refund if your train arrives over fifteen minutes late. This journey is one of the fastest long-distance trains in operation, as you can take a non-stop service between the two cities, which takes only 2hrs and 40minutes.
Calatayud is a city in the province of Zaragoza in Spain. The city lies on the River Jalon, and is the second largest city in the province.
The city is served by the AVE Madrid - Barcelona high-speed rail line, as well as slower RENFE services between the two cities.