Renfe launched Madrid–Barcelona high speed low cost rail connectivity under the AVLO brand (El Pais, 24-Mar-2021). The line will be operating at full capacity from 23-Jun-2021. Tickets are being sold for EUR7 and the travel time between the cities is two hours and 45 minutes. Ouigo also operates on the line and a third rail operator plans to launch in 2022. According to Vueling‘s online booking platform, the carrier’s fares for Madrid–Barcelona in mid Jun-2021 start from EUR39.84 for the one hour 20 minute flight.