Buses from Madrid to Barcelona

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The fastest buses

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Fastest Journey

6h 5m

Average

7h 43m

Buses per day

68

Distance

504 km

Of the 68 bus that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 44 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 43m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 6h 5m .

The slowest bus will take 9h 29m 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.

Fastest
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h0519:20Barcelona Sants
1 change
$901One-way
2nd Fastest
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12:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h2518:40Barcelona Sants
1 change
$1471One-way
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h3519:20Barcelona Sants
1 change
$901One-way
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12:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h4819:03Barcelona Sants
1 change
$911One-way
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15:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h5522:40Barcelona Sants
1 change
$1021One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Aug 21
$97Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$110Air Europa
Thu
Aug 22
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$75Iberia
Fri
Aug 23
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Sat
Aug 24
$88Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Sun
Aug 25
$81Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$104Vueling
Mon
Aug 26
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$92Vueling
Tue
Aug 27
$50Renfe
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$60Vueling
Wed
Aug 28
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Thu
Aug 29
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$72Air Europa
Fri
Aug 30
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sat
Aug 31
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$69Vueling
Sun
Sep 1
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$77Air Europa
Mon
Sep 2
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Tue
Sep 3
$50Renfe
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Wed
Sep 4
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling
Thu
Sep 5
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$60Vueling
Fri
Sep 6
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$51Vueling
Sat
Sep 7
$78Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$60Air Europa
Sun
Sep 8
$68Renfe AVE
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Mon
Sep 9
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$54Vueling
Tue
Sep 10
$50Renfe
$39Alsa
$47Vueling

The cheapest buses

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Cheapest

$39

Average

$57

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 Madrid to Barcelona will cost around $ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 39.

Cheapest
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h5022:05Barcelona
0 changes
$391One-way
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22:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h3506:20Barcelona
0 changes
$391One-way
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23:30Madrid7h5007:20Barcelona
0 changes
$391One-way
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09:00Madrid7h5016:50Barcelona
0 changes
$391One-way
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22:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h2006:05Barcelona
0 changes
$391One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
8 hours 52 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $39
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Barcelona
Distance:504 km
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Madrid to Barcelona

Buses in Spain are an affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international routes. Visitors will find a reliable schedule of buses from Madrid to Barcelona, with direct services operated by ALSA departing Madrid throughout most of the day. First departures leave at 7:00 a.m. each morning, running at least once per hour during peak times, with late-night services departing until1:30 a.m. from the Intercambiador de Transporte Avenida de América bus station.

Taking the Bus from Madrid

Most buses from Madrid to Barcelona depart from Madrid's Intercambiador de Transporte Avenida de América station. Well connected to the rest of the city via the Madrid Metro, the station lies to the north of Madrid's city center. A limited night bus operates, providing connections to the main bus station, while taxis offer convenient pick-ups and journeys across the city center and beyond. Journeys from Madrid to Barcelona take on average 7 hours 50 minutes, although express services can take as little as 7 hours.

Getting into Barcelona by Bus

Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, with a thriving arts culture, first-rate cuisine, and celebrated fashions at every turn. 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.

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Best fares for buses from Madrid to Barcelona

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Fri, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:597h 50m05:49
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Aug 24
Bus
Alsa
05:008h 5m13:05
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Buses from Madrid to Barcelona by duration
Thu, Sep 5
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Thu, Sep 12
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Sun, Sep 29
Bus
Alsa
15:457h 20m23:05
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys for Buses from Barcelona to Madrid
Fri, Aug 23
Bus
Alsa
21:307h 35m05:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, Aug 24
Bus
Alsa
07:307h 35m15:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Mon, Aug 26
Bus
Alsa
21:307h 50m05:20
BarcelonaMadrid

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10

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