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Cheap bus tickets from Barcelona to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Apr 15

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Barcelona to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Alsa
03:30PM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
11:20PMMadrid
221One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
11:59PM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:49AMMadrid
221One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
07:00AM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
02:50PMMadrid
221One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Alsa
01:00PM8h05
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
09:05PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
371One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Alsa
11:59PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:34AMMadrid
371One-way
0 transfers

Barcelona to Madrid bus times

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, April 15
Alsa
01:00AM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:35AMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
01:00AM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:50AMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
07:00AM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
02:50PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
07:00AM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
02:35PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
10:30AM7h40
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
06:10PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
10:30AM8h05
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
06:35PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
01:00PM8h05
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
09:05PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
01:00PM7h20
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:20PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
01:00PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:35PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
03:30PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
11:05PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
03:30PM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
11:20PMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
10:00PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
05:35AMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
10:00PM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
05:50AMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
11:30PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:05AMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
11:59PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:34AMMadrid
0 transfersDirect
Alsa
11:59PM7h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:49AMMadrid
0 transfersDirect

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Bus times from Barcelona to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Apr 15

Fastest Journey

7 h 20 m

Average

7 h 42 m

Buses per day

16

Distance

504 km

Of the 16 buses that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Alsa
01:00PM7h20
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:20PMMadrid
371One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Alsa
11:59PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:34AMMadrid
371One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Alsa
03:30PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
11:05PMMadrid
371One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Alsa
10:00PM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
05:35AMMadrid
371One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Alsa
01:00AM7h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:35AMMadrid
371One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Coach from Barcelona to Madrid

distanceDistance504 km
durationAverage coach duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€38 (€38)
frequencyCoach frequency4 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 4 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Agreda or FlixBus

Coaches from Barcelona to Madrid cover the 504 km long journey taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Agreda or FlixBus. Normally, there are 4 coaches operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around €38, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as €19. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona, Pl. Universitat and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.

Coach companies: Alsa, BlaBlaCar and Infobus Barcelona to Madrid

Travel between Barcelona and Madrid from €19 with Omio’s coach partners Alsa, BlaBlaCar and Infobus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

Alsa from Barcelona to Madrid coach information:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: €19
  • Alsa frequency: 3 a day

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.

FAQs: Bus from Barcelona to Madrid

FAQs: Take the bus from Barcelona to Madrid with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Madrid.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Barcelona to Madrid can start from as little as €19 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Barcelona to Madrid is €38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from Barcelona to Madrid is 7 h 35 min   to travel the 504 km long route, with around there are 4 coaches per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Barcelona to Madrid leaves at 09: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Barcelona to Madrid leaves at 22: 59.
There are 4 coaches a day from Barcelona to Madrid which require at least one change with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Agreda or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
For the best Barcelona to Madrid coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Agreda or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from Barcelona to Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Barcelona, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Barcelona, Pl. Universitat, Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants and Barcelona, Ronda de la Universitat (Pl Universitat). When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Barcelona, Pl. Universitat, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, located 3.1 miles (5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Barcelona to Madrid by coach is February.
You have options as you can travel to Madrid from Barcelona 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.
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