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.
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7 h 20 m
7 h 44 m
Buses per day
Of the 15 buses that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average coach duration||7 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||€25 (€25)|
|Coach frequency||1 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||Agreda, Alsa, Infobus or BlaBlaCar|
Coaches from Barcelona to Madrid cover the 504 km long trip taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Agreda, Alsa, Infobus or BlaBlaCar. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as €19, but the average price of coach tickets is €25. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Alsa coaches will get you from Barcelona to Madrid from €19. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
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.
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.
All buses from Barcelona to Madrid are run by Spanish bus company ALSA.
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.
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.
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.
When departing from Barcelona, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants and Barcelona, Pl. Universitat. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your trip in coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4 and Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, which is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, located 3 miles (4.9 km) away from the city centre.
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