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Overview: Bus from Madrid to Barcelona

distanceDistance312 miles (504 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$31 (€26)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAlsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Flixbus

Buses from Madrid to Barcelona cover the 312 miles (504 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 10 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $31 (€26), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

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FlixBus and Alsa from Madrid to Barcelona

You can travel by bus to Barcelona from Madrid with FlixBus and Alsa for as low as $22 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked 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 bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your FlixBus bus ticket to Barcelona from Madrid:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Buses connection from Madrid to Barcelona

    The route from the Spanish capital Madrid to Barcelona is operated by the tour operator ALSA. ALSA transports guests to Barcelona at almost any time of the day. Passengers will be able to board the bus in Madrid at intercam Avenida de America. This is one of the largest underground stations in Madrid. This should make your journey comfortable. The journey time varies in length, but it is always about 7:00 to 8:00 hours on average. Some connections also start at the Aeropuerto Madrid - Barajas T4 airport in Madrid. The bus arrives either in Barcelona/North or also in Barcelona/Sants, the main station of Barcelona. From there a direct connection to other parts of Barcelona is guaranteed.

    Madrid

    The Spanish capital Madrid with the landmark with the Puerta del Sol is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. The Spanish climate allows travellers to visit the cultural and political centre of Spain both in the hot summer and in the pleasant winter months. The central square is the Plaza Mayor, where daily events take place. The home of the Real Madrid football club, the Bernabeu Stadium, is a must for every football fan. The Retiro Park is a beautiful recreation area. There you can relax in cafés by the big lake.

    Barcelona

    Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is next to Madrid, probably the most famous city of Spain. A must for tourists is the Boulevard Ramblas, in which there is a huge shopping and gastronomy offer. The Museo Picasso is not only a nice activity for art lovers. The huge Mercat de Sant Josep is the biggest market of Barcelona, where several bizarre and fascinating food and drinks can be found and is not only meant for the palate, but also for the eye. The Gothic quarter Barri Gotic is a series of architecturally successful buildings from the Middle Ages.

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    FAQs
    How much are cheap buses between Madrid and Barcelona?
    Bus tickets between Madrid and Barcelona for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $22 (€18)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a bus from Madrid to Barcelona?
    The bus price from Madrid to Barcelona is on average $31 (€26)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    How far is it from Madrid to Barcelona by bus?
    The bus distance from Madrid to Barcelona is around 312 miles (504 km).
    How many hours is the bus time from Madrid to Barcelona?
    On average the Madrid to Barcelona bus time is 7 h 10 min  covering the 312 miles (504 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which bus station from Madrid to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona bus station from Madrid do I arrive in?

    When taking a bus from Madrid, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When you arrive in Barcelona, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

    Where do I find the Madrid bus station to Barcelona? Where is the Barcelona bus station?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and need to travel approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the bus station to the city center in Barcelona.

    Which bus providers should I travel with from Madrid to Barcelona?
    For the trip from Madrid to Barcelona you can take a bus with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Flixbus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between Madrid and Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    What time is the earliest bus from Madrid to Barcelona? What time is the last bus from Madrid to Barcelona?
    You can take the first bus from Madrid to Barcelona at 7: 00 AM. The last bus from Madrid to Barcelona that you can take departs at 10: 59 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Madrid to Barcelona schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How early should I book bus tickets between Madrid and Barcelona to score the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this route and save money. If you purchase bus tickets between Madrid and Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $31 (€26) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona a few months in advance.