|Distance||312 miles (504 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 50 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$23 (€19)|
|Bus providers||Alsa, 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 50 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 journey for as low as $15 (€12), but the average price of bus tickets is $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
Find the best buses from Madrid to Barcelona with Omio's travel partners Alsa and FlixBus from $15 (€12). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has 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. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.
Alsa has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Alsa tickets from Madrid to Barcelona and when traveling by bus:
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.
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, 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.
When departing from Madrid, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your route in bus stations like Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.
Omio customers book a bus from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival bus station in Barcelona, called Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.
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