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.
Lleida is a city in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the oldest towns in the province, with settlements from the Bronze Age, and is home to the University of Lleida, one of the oldest in Spain.
The city is served by RENFE regional services, as well as the AVE high-speed route between Madrid and Barcelona. The city's station is known as Lleida Pirineus.