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The cheapest buses from Barcelona to Madrid

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Cheapest

33

Average

36

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Barcelona to Madrid will cost around € 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 33.

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10:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h10 06:10AMMadrid, Estación Sur
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10:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 05:35AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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07:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h50 02:50PMMadrid
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07:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 02:35PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:30AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 06:05PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Timetable Barcelona to Madrid

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07:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h50 02:50PMMadrid
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07:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 02:35PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:30AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 06:05PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:30AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h05 06:35PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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02:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h50 10:20PMMadrid
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02:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h05 10:35PMMadrid
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02:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 10:05PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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07:15PMBarcelona10h20 05:35AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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07:15PMBarcelona10h55 06:10AMMadrid, Estación Sur
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10:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h10 06:10AMMadrid, Estación Sur
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10:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 05:35AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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11:59PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h50 07:49AMMadrid
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11:59PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 07:34AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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The fastest buses from Barcelona to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Oct 21

Fastest Journey

7 h 35 m

Average

8 h 13 m

Buses per day

13

Distance

504 km

Of the 13 buses that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 504 km distance in an average of 8 h 13 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 05:35AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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331One-way
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07:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 02:35PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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331One-way
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10:30AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 06:05PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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331One-way
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02:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 10:05PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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331One-way
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11:59PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 07:34AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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331One-way

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Coach Information to Madrid from Barcelona

distanceDistance312 miles (504 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€33 (€33)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Flixbus

Coaches from Barcelona to Madrid cover the 312 miles (504 km) long route taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around €33, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as €33. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

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Alsa coaches from Barcelona to Madrid

For as little as €33 you can travel by coach between Barcelona and Madrid with Alsa. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Alsa

One of the easiest ways to travel from Barcelona to Madrid is by taking a coach with Alsa. As the main operator for coach travel in Spain with a plethora of national and regional routes, Alsa transports more than 300 million passengers per year. You can find Alsa coach timetables and tickets for Barcelona to Madrid quickly on Omio and book cheap coach tickets online. Barcelona is around 312 miles (504 km) away from Madrid by coach and the cheapest Alba coach between Barcelona and Madrid starts at €33.

Alsa’s premium services offer one of the most comfortable travel experiences at a budget price. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other coach tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes. Along with all the routes covered by Alsa Normal coaches, which include basic services like toilets, free WiFi access, footrests and onboard entertainment, the coach company has other types of coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious services depending on the specific route.

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  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Barcelona to Madrid: An Overview

Using the bus to get from Barcelona to Madrid is a great option for those with a bit of extra time and want to spend less money. The bus leaves from just outside Barcelona city centre and arrives into Madrid around 7 - 8 hours later. Many of the buses stop off at Madrid Airport, making it a great option for those who are leaving Spain for other destinations.

Which bus companies run service from Barcelona to Madrid?

All buses from Barcelona to Madrid are run by Spanish bus company ALSA.

How long is the bus journey from Barcelona to Madrid?

The journey time can vary depending on the arrival station in Madrid. Most buses terminate at Avenida de America, and it take arounds 8 hours to get here. Many of these buses also stop at Madrid's Airport en route. A couple of buses terminate at Estacion Sur de Autobus (also known as Méndez Álvaro) instead and they take around 7h35m to complete the journey.

How many buses are there from Barcelona to Madrid day?

There are around 19 buses a day that leave Barcelona for Madrid. The first bus leaves at 07:00 in the morning and the last bus leaves Barcelona Nord at 23:59 arriving into Madrid at around 07:20.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Barcelona to Madrid?

Departure Information: Buses depart from Barcelona's main coach station, Barcelona Nord, located just to the north of the centre. Barcelona can be accessed via the L1 Metro line or bus number 54. Getting to the station from the centre of Barcelona takes approximately 20 minutes, whether you go by metro or walk, and the bus takes about ten minutes. Taxis from central Barcelona are useful for those travelling at night, especially as the station is only about a ten-minute drive from the centre of Barcelona.

Arrival bus station: The Barcelona to Madrid bus mostly terminates at Avenida de America with a stop off at Madrid Airport before hand. Avenida de America is located in the North East of Madrid and is connected to the rest of the city by Metro. Some buses arrive into Estacion Sur de Autobus (also known as Méndez Álvaro), this is Madrid's main bus station and is well- connected to the rest of Madrid by Metro. A taxi rank is situated outside both stations.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach from Barcelona to Madrid cost?
You can find a cheap coach from Barcelona to Madrid for some dates and times for as low as €33  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from Barcelona to Madrid cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Barcelona to Madrid coach price to come in at an average of €33  one way.
What is the distance between Barcelona and Madrid by coach?
You should expect to travel around 312 miles (504 km)  between Barcelona and Madrid by coach.
How many hours does it take from Barcelona to Madrid by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 312 miles (504 km) to Madrid from Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Barcelona to Madrid is on average 7 h 35 min.
What is the departure coach station in Barcelona and arrival coach station in Madrid?

When taking a coach from Barcelona, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants. When you arrive in Madrid, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Barcelona Sants   to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Where is the coach station in Barcelona? Where is the coach station in Madrid?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Barcelona Sants, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Barcelona. The most popular arrival coach station in Madrid, called Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, is located around 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from its city centre.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Barcelona to Madrid?
If you're looking for coaches from Barcelona to Madrid, you can rely on Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Flixbus to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Barcelona to Madrid trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first coach from Barcelona to Madrid? When can I take the last coach for the day?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Barcelona to Madrid, the first coach leaves at 06: 00. If you prefer late night coaches from Barcelona to Madrid, the last coach of the day leaves at 21: 59. Omio shows you the latest coach from Barcelona to Madrid times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I purchase Barcelona to Madrid coach tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase coach tickets from Barcelona to Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average €33 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Barcelona to Madrid a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Madrid
Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
Amenities
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
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