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.
Guadalajara is a Spanish city in the region of La Alcarria, situated around 60km to the north-east of the capital. The city is home to a historic bridge across the Henares river, as well as several buildings of note.