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4 buses from$ 38
Tomorrow
27 buses from$ 38
Fri, Mar 29
30 buses from$ 38

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Prices across different modes

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Flight
Mon
Mar 25
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$ 38Alsa
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Tue
Mar 26
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 59Air Europa
Wed
Mar 27
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Thu
Mar 28
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Fri
Mar 29
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Sat
Mar 30
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 53Vueling
Sun
Mar 31
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 77Vueling
Mon
Apr 1
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 50Vueling
Tue
Apr 2
$ 51Renfe
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$ 46Vueling
Wed
Apr 3
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 46Vueling
Thu
Apr 4
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 50Vueling
Fri
Apr 5
$ 51Renfe
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$ 59Vueling
Sat
Apr 6
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 53Vueling
Sun
Apr 7
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 59Vueling
Mon
Apr 8
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 50Vueling
Tue
Apr 9
$ 51Renfe
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$ 46Vueling
Wed
Apr 10
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 46Vueling
Thu
Apr 11
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 46Vueling
Fri
Apr 12
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$ 38Alsa
$ 53Vueling
Sat
Apr 13
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 77Vueling
Sun
Apr 14
$ 51Renfe
$ 38Alsa
$ 69Vueling
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Journey Summary

Barcelona to Madrid Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
8 hours 34 minutes
Coach Ticket Price:$ 38
Buses depart from:Barcelona
Bus arrives in:Madrid
Distance:504 Kms
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 as well, 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.

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Best fares for buses from Barcelona to Madrid

This Weekend
This month
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Fri, Mar 29
Bus
Alsa
06:007h 35m13:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Mar 30
Bus
Alsa
00:007h 35m07:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Fastest Buses from Barcelona to Madrid by duration
Sun, Apr 7
Bus
Alsa
21:007h 20m04:20
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Apr 13
Bus
Alsa
21:007h 20m04:20
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Apr 20
Bus
Alsa
21:007h 20m04:20
BarcelonaMadrid
Return Journeys for Buses from Madrid to Barcelona
Wed, Mar 27
Bus
Alsa
00:457h 20m08:05
MadridBarcelona
Thu, Mar 28
Bus
Alsa
12:157h 35m19:50
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Mar 29
Bus
Alsa
21:457h 20m05:05
MadridBarcelona
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Barcelona
Madrid
BusBarcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants

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BusEstació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord

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