The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 3 buses that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average coach duration||7 h 50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||€57 (€57)|
|Coach frequency||1 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
Coaches from Madrid to Barcelona cover the 504 km long route taking on average 7 h 50 min with our travel partners like FlixBus. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as €27, but the average price of coach tickets is €57. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
Buy your official FlixBus coach tickets between Madrid and Barcelona from €27 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Coach information from Madrid to Barcelona with FlixBus:
Alsa is the service provider of bus travel between Madrid and Barcelona. The trip has an average duration of 7 hours and 30 minutes. There are more than 40 buses available every day. The earliest bus departs Madrid at 6:40 a.m., and the last leaves at 1:45 a.m.
Departure Station: Estacion Sur, located two kilometres south of Atocha train station and four kilometres away from the Plaza Mayor and the historic centre. The nearest underground stations are Puente de Vallecas and Delicias.
Arrival Station: Barcelona Nord, two kilometres away from the Ramblas and from the waterfront. Arc de Triomf underground station is barely three minutes away. This is a red line station that travels directly to the city centre. Some buses arrive at Barcelona Sants, located next to the city's main railway station. This station may be handy for travellers who want to visit the Exhibition Centre or the museums on Montjuic hill.
For most buses from Madrid to Barcelona, passengers will alight at the Intercambiador de Transporte Avenida de América station. Easily connected to the rest of the city via the Madrid Metro, the station lies to the north of the city centre. A limited night service operates, providing 24/7 connections to the main bus interchange, while taxis offer convenient pick-ups and journeys across the city centre and beyond. Journeys from Madrid to Barcelona take on average 7 hours 50 minutes, although express services can take as little as 7 hours.
Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, with a thriving arts culture, first-rate cuisine, and celebrated fashions at every turn. The capital of Spain's Catalonia region, Barcelona offers some of the oldest and most iconic architecture in Europe, alongside breath-taking beaches and coastal views. Most buses from Madrid to Barcelona arrive at Estació d'Autobusos Barcelona Nord (Bus Station North), the main bus interchange for regional and international journeys. The bus station is just minutes from the coast and conveniently connected to the rest of the Madrid Metro system. The city has its own subway network, alongside regular bus service and a light-rail tram system, with a limited night service available on some lines.
Some of the Madrid coach stations to Barcelona you can start your journey from include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Barcelona include Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arriving in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and travel around 3 miles (4.9 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and need to travel approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Barcelona.
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