Buses from Madrid to Barcelona

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Timetable Madrid to Barcelona

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12:14AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 07:49AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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12:14AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h50 08:04AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 05:20PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 05:05PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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11:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 06:50PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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11:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h00 07:15PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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01:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 08:50PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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01:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h50 09:05PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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02:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h40 10:25PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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02:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h25 10:10PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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11:00PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 06:20AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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11:00PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 06:35AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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11:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 07:20AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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11:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 07:05AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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The fastest bus from Madrid to Barcelona

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Fastest Journey

7 h 20 m

Average

7 h 35 m

Buses per day

14

Distance

504 km

Of the 14 buses that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 504 km distance in an average of 7 h 35 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 8 h 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
11:00PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 06:20AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way
Fastest
09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 05:05PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way
Fastest
11:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 07:05AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way
2nd Fastest
02:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h25 10:10PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way
11:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 06:50PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way

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Wed
Aug 4
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$42Alsa
$137Iberia
Thu
Aug 5
$55Renfe
$42Alsa
$64Vueling
Fri
Aug 6
$55Renfe
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$67Air Europa
Sat
Aug 7
$55Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$57Vueling
Sun
Aug 8
$73Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$67Air Europa
Mon
Aug 9
$55Renfe
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$32Vueling
Tue
Aug 10
$55Renfe
$42Alsa
$57Vueling
Wed
Aug 11
$41Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$57Vueling
Thu
Aug 12
$55Renfe
$42Alsa
$32Vueling
Fri
Aug 13
$48Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$57Vueling
Sat
Aug 14
$96Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$67Air Europa
Sun
Aug 15
$65Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$64Vueling
Mon
Aug 16
$55Renfe
$42Alsa
$50Vueling
Tue
Aug 17
$48Renfe AVE
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$50Vueling
Wed
Aug 18
$34Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$50Vueling
Thu
Aug 19
$34Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$32Vueling
Fri
Aug 20
$48Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$50Vueling
Sat
Aug 21
$82Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$67Air Europa
Sun
Aug 22
$55Renfe AVE
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$64Vueling
Mon
Aug 23
$55Renfe
$42Alsa
$57Vueling
Tue
Aug 24
$41Renfe AVE
$42Alsa
$50Vueling

The cheapest bus from Madrid to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$42

Average

$42

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Cheapest
11:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 06:50PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way
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11:00PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 06:20AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way
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09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 05:20PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$421One-way
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01:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 08:50PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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$421One-way
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11:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 07:20AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$421One-way

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Bus Information to Barcelona from Madrid

distanceDistance312 miles (504 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$42 (€33)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAlsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Flixbus

Buses from Madrid to Barcelona cover the 312 miles (504 km) long route taking on average 7 h 20 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $42 (€33), but the average price of bus tickets is $42 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

Bus companies

Alsa and FlixBus Madrid – Barcelona

You can travel by bus between Madrid and Barcelona with Alsa and FlixBus for as low as $42 (€33). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Alsa
FlixBus

Enjoy one of the most comfortable travel experiences at a budget price with a bus from Madrid to Barcelona with Alsa. The Alsa bus ride covers 312 miles (504 km) between Madrid and Barcelona at prices starting as low as $42 (€33). Alsa even has different ticket types on select routes for the budget traveler in mind, including Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares. Simply check Omio for Alsa bus schedules and tickets and book the best Madrid - Barcelona bus for you.

As Spain’s main bus company offering thousands of regional and urban routes throughout the country, plus more than 300 international routes in 16 different European countries and Morocco, Alsa offers an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route.

When you buy your Alsa bus tickets between Madrid and Barcelona don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • 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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Buses from Madrid to Barcelona
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FAQs
How much do cheap buses from Madrid to Barcelona cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus from Madrid to Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from $42 (€33)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Madrid to Barcelona?
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Barcelona bus to cost on average $42 (€33)  one way.
How many miles is it from Madrid to Barcelona by bus?
The Madrid to Barcelona bus distance is approximately 312 miles (504 km).
How many hours is the bus time between Madrid and Barcelona?
The bus time from Madrid to Barcelona is on average 7 h 20 min  for the 312 miles (504 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Madrid and Barcelona by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the bus from Madrid to Barcelona depart from? Which Barcelona bus station do I come into from Madrid?

When taking the bus to Barcelona from Madrid, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Your trip can end in bus stations such as Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

Where is the bus station in Madrid? Where is the bus station in Barcelona?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 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 mile (s) / 2 km from the bus station to the city center in Barcelona.

What bus companies go 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 providers that offer services between Madrid and Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct bus from Madrid to Barcelona?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Madrid to Barcelona on Omio with Alsa, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
When can I take the first bus from Madrid to Barcelona? When can I take the last bus for the day?
You can take the earliest bus from Madrid to Barcelona at 7: 45 AM   or take the last bus from Madrid to Barcelona leaving at 11: 45 PM. Look for the latest Madrid to Barcelona bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
When should I book the Madrid to Barcelona bus for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy bus tickets to Barcelona from Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $42 (€33) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona a few months in advance.