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7 h 5 m
7 h 32 m
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Of the 24 bus that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 24 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 7 h 32 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 7 h 5 m .
The slowest bus 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.
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 Barcelona to Madrid will cost around £ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 31.
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8 hours 36 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£31|
|Buses depart from:||Barcelona|
|Bus arrives in:||Madrid|
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.