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Barcelona to Madrid

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01:00Barcelona8h1509:15Madrid
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01:00Barcelona8h0009:00Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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09:30Barcelona7h3517:05Madrid
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10:00Barcelona7h3517:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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11:30Barcelona7h3519:05Madrid
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13:00Barcelona7h3520:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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14:30Barcelona7h2021:50Madrid
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15:30Barcelona7h2022:50Madrid
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15:30Barcelona7h0522:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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16:30Barcelona7h5000:20Madrid
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19:30Barcelona7h2002:50Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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19:30Barcelona7h3503:05Madrid
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21:00Barcelona7h2004:20Madrid
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21:00Barcelona7h0504:05Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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23:00Barcelona7h2006:20Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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23:15Barcelona7h3506:50Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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23:59Barcelona7h5007:49Madrid
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23:59Barcelona7h0507:04Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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23:59Barcelona7h2007:19Madrid
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The fastest buses

from Barcelona
to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Fastest Journey

7h 5m

Average

7h 34m

Buses per day

32

Distance

504 km

Of the 32 bus that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 32 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 7h 34m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 7h 5m .

The slowest bus will take 8h 15m 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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15:30Barcelona7h0522:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$521One-way
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23:59Barcelona7h0507:04Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$531One-way
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21:00Barcelona7h0504:05Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$531One-way
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15:30Barcelona7h2022:50Madrid
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$511One-way
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19:30Barcelona7h2002:50Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Wed
Aug 21
$114Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$91Air Europa
Thu
Aug 22
$50Renfe
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$91Vueling
Fri
Aug 23
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
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Aug 24
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Aug 25
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Aug 26
$50Renfe
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Aug 27
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Aug 28
$50Renfe
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Aug 29
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Aug 30
$50Renfe
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Sep 9
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Sep 10
$50Renfe
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The cheapest buses

from Barcelona
to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Cheapest

$39

Average

$42

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 $ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 39.

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08:00Barcelona7h3515:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$391One-way
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23:59Barcelona7h5007:49Madrid
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10:00Barcelona7h3517:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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23:15Barcelona7h5007:05Madrid
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23:30Barcelona7h5007:20Madrid
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Journey Summary

Barcelona to Madrid Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
8 hours 36 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $39
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.

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Best fares for buses from Barcelona to Madrid

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Fri, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:307h 35m05:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Aug 24
Bus
Alsa
07:307h 35m15:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Fastest Buses from Barcelona to Madrid by duration
Sun, Sep 1
Bus
Alsa
07:307h 20m14:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, Sep 6
Bus
Alsa
15:307h 20m22:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Sep 14
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Alsa
12:307h 20m19:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Return Journeys for Buses from Madrid to Barcelona
Fri, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:597h 50m05:49
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Aug 24
Bus
Alsa
05:008h 5m13:05
MadridBarcelona
Sun, Aug 25
Bus
Alsa
17:457h 50m01:35
MadridBarcelona

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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