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Barcelona to Madrid

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07:00Barcelona7h35 14:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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07:00Barcelona7h50 14:50Madrid
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08:00Barcelona7h50 15:50Madrid
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08:00Barcelona7h35 15:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:30Barcelona8h05 18:35Madrid
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10:30Barcelona7h40 18:10Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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11:30Barcelona7h35 19:05Madrid
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13:00Barcelona7h50 20:50Madrid
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13:00Barcelona7h35 20:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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14:30Barcelona7h20 21:50Madrid
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15:30Barcelona7h05 22:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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15:30Barcelona7h20 22:50Madrid
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16:30Barcelona7h50 00:20Madrid
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19:30Barcelona7h35 03:05Madrid
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19:30Barcelona7h20 02:50Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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22:15Barcelona7h35 05:50Madrid
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22:15Barcelona7h20 05:35Madrid
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23:59Barcelona7h20 07:19Madrid
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23:59Barcelona7h05 07:04Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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The fastest buses

from Barcelona
to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

7 h 5 m

Average

7 h 32 m

Buses per day

19

Distance

504 km

Of the 19 bus that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 504 km distance in an average of 7 h 32 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 7 h 5 m .

The slowest bus will take 8 h 5 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.

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15:30Barcelona7h05 22:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$521One-way
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23:59Barcelona7h05 07:04Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$531One-way
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14:30Barcelona7h20 21:50Madrid
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$381One-way
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23:59Barcelona7h20 07:19Madrid
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$521One-way
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19:30Barcelona7h20 02:50Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$521One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Flight
Sun
Sep 22
$124Renfe AVE
$38Alsa
$282Air Europa
Mon
Sep 23
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$102Vueling
Tue
Sep 24
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$61Iberia
Wed
Sep 25
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$58Vueling
Thu
Sep 26
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$67Vueling
Fri
Sep 27
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$70Air Europa
Sat
Sep 28
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$58Air Europa
Sun
Sep 29
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$99Air Europa
Mon
Sep 30
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$75Vueling
Tue
Oct 1
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$49Vueling
Wed
Oct 2
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$52Vueling
Thu
Oct 3
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$52Vueling
Fri
Oct 4
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$67Iberia
Sat
Oct 5
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$50Air Europa
Sun
Oct 6
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$67Vueling
Mon
Oct 7
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$49Vueling
Tue
Oct 8
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$49Vueling
Wed
Oct 9
$50Renfe
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$45Vueling
Thu
Oct 10
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$49Vueling
Fri
Oct 11
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$58Vueling
Sat
Oct 12
$50Renfe
$38Alsa
$50Air Europa

The cheapest buses

from Barcelona
to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$38

Average

$43

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

The average ticket from Barcelona to Madrid will cost around $ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.

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13:00Barcelona7h50 20:50Madrid
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$381One-way
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08:00Barcelona7h50 15:50Madrid
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07:00Barcelona7h35 14:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$381One-way
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10:30Barcelona8h05 18:35Madrid
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$381One-way
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14:30Barcelona7h20 21:50Madrid
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$381One-way

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Journey Summary

Barcelona to Madrid Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
8 hours 38 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $38
Buses depart from:Barcelona
Bus arrives in:Madrid
Distance:504 km
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Barcelona to Madrid

Travel in comfort between Spain's two largest cities by booking buses from Barcelona to Madrid. Every day, between 36 and 46 buses leave Barcelona Nord bus station and cover the 385-mile distance to Madrid, so there should be a convenient departure time for everyone's schedule. The journey takes from seven-eight hours, and options are available to central Madrid or the airport if required.

Which bus companies travel from Barcelona to Madrid?

Alsa is the only bus operator on the Barcelona to Madrid route, so there's no need to compare prices between different companies. They run services out of Barcelona Nord to Madrid's Aeropuerto, the Avenida America Interchange, and Estación Sur in the center of town. All Alsa buses run direct, with no changes needed along the way.

How long is the bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

The fastest buses to Madrid from Barcelona take seven hours and five minutes to reach the Spanish capital. However, these buses all terminate at the airport. Buses which run into the city center tend to take around 7 hours and 20 minutes and can take as long as 8 hours and 15 minutes.

How many buses are there from Barcelona to Madrid?

The route between Barcelona and Madrid is one of Spain's most popular. Expect a choice of at least 36 direct buses and sometimes as many as 50. This includes departures at 1:00 a.m. which arrive in Madrid around breakfast time.

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

Departure bus station: All buses to Madrid leave from Barcelona Nord, which can be found on Carrer d'Alí Bei in the northern part of Barcelona. Travelers can catch bus number 54 from Plaza Universitat in the city center or take Metro Line L1.

Arrival bus stations: Buses to Madrid stop at 3 locations. The airport is just outside of town, while Estación Sur is just south of the center. The best way to get into town is to take the C-1 rail line to Atocha. Alternatively, some buses stop at Av. America on the way into town, where you can catch Metro Lines 4, 6, 7, and 9.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Barcelona
Madrid
BusBarcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants

Amenities

BusEstació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord

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