The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Barcelona to Madrid will cost around £ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 34.
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7 h 35 m
7 h 45 m
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Of the 12 buses that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 12 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 45 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 8 h 5 m 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.
|Distance||312 miles (504 km)|
|Average coach duration||7 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£30 (€33)|
|Coach companies||Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Flixbus|
Coaches from Barcelona to Madrid cover the 312 miles (504 km) long route taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £30, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Travel from Barcelona to Madrid from £30 with Omio’s coach partners Alsa and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
You’ll be sure to find the best coach between Barcelona and Madrid with Alsa, the main coach operator in Spain offering a multitude of coach routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s coach timetables and coach tickets from Barcelona to Madrid and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip. The distance between Barcelona and Madrid by coach is around 312 miles (504 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this journey costs as little as £30.
Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your coach. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like WCs, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Alsa when booking your coach tickets between Barcelona and Madrid due to the coronavirus:
Using the bus to get from Barcelona to Madrid is a great option for those with a bit of extra time and want to spend less money. The bus leaves from just outside Barcelona city centre and arrives into Madrid around 7 - 8 hours later. Many of the buses stop off at Madrid Airport, making it a great option for those who are leaving Spain for other destinations.
All buses from Barcelona to Madrid are run by Spanish bus company ALSA.
The journey time can vary depending on the arrival station in Madrid. Most buses terminate at Avenida de America, and it take arounds 8 hours to get here. Many of these buses also stop at Madrid's Airport en route. A couple of buses terminate at Estacion Sur de Autobus (also known as Méndez Álvaro) instead and they take around 7h35m to complete the journey.
There are around 19 buses a day that leave Barcelona for Madrid. The first bus leaves at 07:00 in the morning and the last bus leaves Barcelona Nord at 23:59 arriving into Madrid at around 07:20.
Departure Information: Buses depart from Barcelona's main coach station, Barcelona Nord, located just to the north of the centre. Barcelona can be accessed via the L1 Metro line or bus number 54. Getting to the station from the centre of Barcelona takes approximately 20 minutes, whether you go by metro or walk, and the bus takes about ten minutes. Taxis from central Barcelona are useful for those travelling at night, especially as the station is only about a ten-minute drive from the centre of Barcelona.
Arrival bus station: The Barcelona to Madrid bus mostly terminates at Avenida de America with a stop off at Madrid Airport before hand. Avenida de America is located in the North East of Madrid and is connected to the rest of the city by Metro. Some buses arrive into Estacion Sur de Autobus (also known as Méndez Álvaro), this is Madrid's main bus station and is well- connected to the rest of Madrid by Metro. A taxi rank is situated outside both stations.
When taking the coach from Barcelona to Madrid, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants. Your journey can end in coach stations such as Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel approximately 2 mile (s) / 3 km from the coach station to the city centre in Madrid.
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