During our trip next month to Madrid/Barcelona, we will be catching a train at Atocha station at 9:30AM to Barcelona. How early would you arrive to the station, and how will I know where to go to catch my AVE train? Are there people to ask when you arrive?
I am a little apprehensive since I have read that the station is very large and everything will be in Spanish. I am sure it will all work out, but I just want to ensure I am mentally prepared.
Any and all information is appreciated.