Barcelona to Madrid bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Barcelona to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Barcelona to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

BlaBlaCar
19:006h40
Barcelona
01:40Madrid
£301One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
16:205h50
Barcelona
22:10Madrid
£301One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
10:006h00
Barcelona
16:00Madrid
£311One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
21:205h50
Barcelona
03:10Madrid
£311One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
09:006h10
Barcelona
15:10Madrid
£321One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableBarcelona to Madrid

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
FlixBus
02:2029h55
Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants
08:15Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
2 changes
Alsa
07:007h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
14:50Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
07:007h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
14:35Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
08:5512h20
Barcelona
21:15Madrid
1 change
Alsa
09:1012h05
Barcelona
21:15Madrid
1 change
Alsa
09:307h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
17:05Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
09:308h00
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
17:30Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
10:0511h10
Barcelona
21:15Madrid
1 change
Alsa
10:2010h55
Barcelona
21:15Madrid
1 change
Alsa
10:307h40
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
18:10Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
10:308h05
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
18:35Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
11:1010h05
Barcelona
21:15Madrid
1 change
Alsa
11:259h50
Barcelona
21:15Madrid
1 change
Alsa
12:3516h00
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
12:5015h45
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
13:007h20
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
20:20Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
13:008h05
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
21:05Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
0 changes
Alsa
13:007h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
20:35Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
13:4014h55
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
13:5514h40
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
14:5513h40
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
15:007h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
22:50Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
15:007h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
22:35Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
15:1013h25
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
15:5512h40
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
16:1012h25
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
16:307h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
00:05Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
16:307h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
00:20Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
17:4010h55
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
17:5510h40
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
18:409h55
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
18:559h40
Barcelona
04:35Madrid
1 change
Alsa
22:007h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
05:35Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
22:007h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
05:50Madrid
0 changes
FlixBus
23:0033h15
Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants
08:15Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
2 changes
Alsa
23:307h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:05Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
0 changes
Alsa
23:597h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:34Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
23:597h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
07:49Madrid
0 changes

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Bus times from Barcelona to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

7 h 20 m

Average

11 h 8 m

Buses per day

38

Distance

504 km

Of the 38 buses that leave Barcelona for Madrid every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Alsa
13:007h20
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
20:20Madrid
£381One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa
09:307h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
17:05Madrid
£381One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa
22:007h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
05:35Madrid
£381One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa
15:007h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
22:35Madrid
£381One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa
16:307h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
00:05Madrid
£381One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Barcelona to Madrid

distanceDistance312 miles
durationAverage coach duration6 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£61 (€69)
frequencyCoach frequency4 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 4 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Agreda or FlixBus

Coaches from Barcelona to Madrid cover the 312 miles long route taking on average 6 h 50 min with our travel partners like Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Agreda or FlixBus. Normally, there are 4 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £61, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.

Coach companies: Alsa, BlaBlaCar and Infobus Barcelona to Madrid

You can travel by coach from Barcelona to Madrid with Alsa, BlaBlaCar and Infobus for as low as £17. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, 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.

Coach information from Barcelona to Madrid with Alsa:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 50 min
  • Cheapest Price: £17
  • Alsa frequency: 3 a day

Buses from Barcelona to Madrid

Travelling from Barcelona to Madrid is a lovely way to see the country and explore the beauty of Spain. With two buses leaving on average every 3 hours from Barcelona, don't miss your opportunity to visit the wonderful city of Madrid while you are in the country. The bus drive from Barcelona to Madrid usually take 7h 30min to complete the journey covering a total of 312 miles (504 km) until you reach your final destination.

Barcelona to Madrid Bus Time: Daily Departures

There are on average a total of eleven buses that leave Barcelona each day, of those eleven there are two buses that depart Barcelona and arrive in Madrid every three hours. The first scheduled bus leaves Estació d'Autobusos Nord Station at 7:00 a.m and the last bus to leave the station departs at 11:59 p.m.

How long is the journey by bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

Taking the bus from Barcelona to Madrid can be a rather lengthy journey taking on average 7h 30min to complete your trip and you will be covering a distance of 312 miles (504 km) through Spain. When taking the bus from Barcelona to Madrid there are no stops or layovers needed meaning that all buses through the day and night are completely direct.

Madrid Tourists Palacio Real. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Barcelona to Madrid?

Departure station: Estació d'Autobusos Nord Station was converted to an operational bus station in 1972. This station used to be the main railway station of Barcelona in 1862 servicing train routes to the rest of Spain. It now offers multiple Buses to Madrid everyday as well as servicing Barcelona's Inter-city bus routes. Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat Station is one of the main operating stations for buses leaving Barcelona and heading to Madrid. It is located next to the cities biggest international airport in the city and offers passengers of the airport a chance after their flight to take a bus anywhere in Spain, as well as operating Intercity buses for Barcelona's local bus lines.

Arrival station: Estación Sur Station, which is also known as Méndez Alvaro Station is one of the busiest bus stations in Madrid offering a multitude of regional and international bus lines and is operated by many different bus providers. This station was given a major renovation and reopened in July of 1997 as the biggest and most modern bus station in the city and also offers Metro and train services out of the station. Aeropuerto Barajas T4 Station is not as big a Station as Estación Sur/Méndez Álvaro Station but it also is connected to the metro line of Madrid as well as being attached to Madrid's international airport offering people who have just flown in to Madrid the opportunity to visit other parts of Madrid or take a bus to their next destination in Spain.

Which bus companies travel from Barcelona to Madrid?

There are multiple buses in Spain that operate around the country but for the route from Barcelona to Madrid there is only one main provider of buses, Alsa. Alsa offers affordable bus fares between Barcelona and Madrid and depending on the route will have different types of buses to choose from as well as having multiple buses departing Barcelona every three hours. Alsa is a subsidiary of National Express which is the leading bus provider for all bus routes in Great Britain and the entirety of the UK.

Alsa buses from Barcelona to Madrid

Alsa is the main provider of buses from Barcelona to Madrid, with an impressive fleet of vehicles from single-decker to double-decker buses, they have everything you need to have a good journey to the beautiful city of Madrid. These buses are all long distance buses which have useful amenities for the long journey, almost all the buses travel direct to Madrid

Bus Barcelona to Madrid: Services on Board

When travelling with Alsa you can board one of three types of buses with different price ranges, the cheapest option is an Alsa Supra which is a single-decker bus, this is the smallest bus available to take. It has standard features such as leather seats with footrests, a paid Wi-Fi service as well as a communal media system for entertainment while you travel.

The second option is an Alsa Comfort which is a double-decker bus that has many of the same amenities as the supra except for the chairs having more space, the wifi is available for free and there are individual media displays for every seat.

The final option is the Alsa Premium which is the largest bus in the fleet which offers a very comfortable and roomy seat, free Wi-Fi for all passengers, individual media systems as well as custom food menus as well as some advanced amenities such as special attention for children, older people and those with disabilities, baby chairs and bottle warmers, space for pets and door to door collection service at an additional cost.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Barcelona to Madrid?

When trying to find the cheapest bus tickets from Barcelona to Madrid, there are a few key factors to consider. First of all you should always do your best to book at least three weeks before you travel, time is your friend and preparing early to book your tickets will usually reward you with better deals or even reduced prices.

Secondly, timing is extremely important if you are planning to travel on days when there may be events or perhaps vacations, buses may be almost fully booked and therefore prices will go up, so it is always a good idea to look at the prices a few days before or after the date you intended to travel to see if the prices fluctuate.

Third, taking a longer route or a route with more stops can sometimes be cheaper than trying to get there faster. When a bus is slower or has to stop often, bus providers will cut back on prices to compensate for the delays of commuters. Finally, one of your best friends when looking for the cheapest prices would be to use Omio which organises all the prices to find the right option for you.

Madrid Terrace Plaza Mayor. Source: Shutterstock

To Madrid by bus—travel tips

Madrid is a town with a wealthy history, stunning architecture, boutique shopping, and a colourful nightlife. It's a European capital full of excellent art, great wine, scrumptious tapas, and the varieties of impromptu alleyway performances that only this city can provide.

Madrid has so much to offer it will leave you speechless. The town's bars and nightlife generally tend to hit their stride after midnight. An afternoon nap is necessary if you want to transition from an afternoon of sightseeing to a night time of music and dance.

Madrid is an inland town and has been the Spanish capital since the seventeenth century. English is not as extensively spoken in Madrid as it is in its sister city of Barcelona, making it a great opportunity to test out your Spanish in restaurants, cafes, and shops. You may need to stop for a mid-morning snack as you are exploring, however. Lunch and dinner are commonly eaten later than in other countries, where siestas simply do break up the day.

FAQs: Barcelona to Madrid coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Barcelona to Madrid with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Madrid.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Barcelona to Madrid can start from as little as £17 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Barcelona to Madrid is £61; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Barcelona to Madrid coach travel time is 6 h 50 min   for the 312 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Barcelona to Madrid leaves at 08: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Barcelona to Madrid leaves at 22: 59.
Yes, there are 4 direct coaches a day from Barcelona to Madrid with Alsa or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
Take the Barcelona to Madrid coach with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Agreda or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Barcelona and Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Barcelona, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants, Barcelona, Pl. Universitat and Barcelona, Ronda de la Universitat (Pl Universitat). When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4 and Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, located 3.1 miles (5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Barcelona to Madrid by coach is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Barcelona to Madrid including taking a train, coach or flight.

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