The cheapest buses from Barcelona to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£34

Average

£34

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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23:59Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 07:34Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
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13:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h55 20:55Madrid, Estación Sur
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£341One-way
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07:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 14:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
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10:30Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h05 18:35Madrid
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£341One-way
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13:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 20:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way

Timetable Barcelona to Madrid

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07:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 14:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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07:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h50 14:50Madrid
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10:30Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h05 18:35Madrid
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10:30Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h40 18:10Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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13:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h55 20:55Madrid, Estación Sur
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13:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 20:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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14:30Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h50 22:20Madrid
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14:30Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 22:05Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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22:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h55 05:55Madrid, Estación Sur
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22:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 05:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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23:59Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 07:34Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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23:59Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h50 07:49Madrid
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Tue
21 Sep
£29Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£70Air Europa
Wed
22 Sep
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Iberia
Thu
23 Sep
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£41Iberia
Fri
24 Sep
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Iberia
Sat
25 Sep
£34Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£45Air Europa
Sun
26 Sep
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£41Iberia
Mon
27 Sep
£29Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£35Air Europa
Tue
28 Sep
£15Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£22Air Europa
Wed
29 Sep
£20Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£22Vueling
Thu
30 Sep
£29Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£35Vueling
Fri
1 Oct
£29Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£45Vueling
Sat
2 Oct
£20Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£26Air Europa
Sun
3 Oct
£34Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£26Air Europa
Mon
4 Oct
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£26Iberia
Tue
5 Oct
£20Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£22Air Europa
Wed
6 Oct
£15Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£23Vueling
Thu
7 Oct
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£22Vueling
Fri
8 Oct
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£51Vueling
Sat
9 Oct
£39Renfe
£30Alsa
£26Air Europa
Sun
10 Oct
£35Renfe AVE
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£39Vueling
Mon
11 Oct
£24Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£26Air Europa

The fastest buses from Barcelona to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

7 h 35 m

Average

7 h 45 m

Buses per day

12

Distance

504 km

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.

Fastest
23:59Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 07:34Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
0 changes
£341One-way
Fastest
07:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 14:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
Fastest
13:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 20:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
Fastest
14:30Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 22:05Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
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22:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h35 05:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way

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Coach Information to Madrid from Barcelona

distanceDistance312 miles (504 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£30 (€33)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, 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.

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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:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Barcelona to Madrid: An Overview

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.

Which bus companies run service from Barcelona to Madrid?

All buses from Barcelona to Madrid are run by Spanish bus company ALSA.

How long is the bus journey from Barcelona to Madrid?

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.

How many buses are there from Barcelona to Madrid day?

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.

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

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.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach between Barcelona and Madrid cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Barcelona and Madrid for the next 7 days starting from £30  one way.
What is the average price of coach tickets to Madrid from Barcelona?
If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Barcelona to Madrid coach to cost on average £30  one way.
What is the distance by coach from Barcelona to Madrid?
The coach distance from Barcelona to Madrid is around 312 miles (504 km).
How long is the coach to Madrid from Barcelona?
While the time it takes to travel 312 miles (504 km) from Barcelona to Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Barcelona to Madrid is on average 7 h 35 min.
When travelling by coach from Barcelona to Madrid, which coach station in Barcelona do I depart from and which coach station in Madrid do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the coach station in Barcelona to go to Madrid? Where is the coach station in Madrid located?

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.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Barcelona to Madrid?
For the best Barcelona to Madrid coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Madrid from Barcelona to compare what amenities they may offer.
When does the first coach depart from Barcelona to Madrid? When does the last coach depart from Barcelona to Madrid?
The earliest coach for this route departs from Barcelona at 05: 00. The last coach leaves from Barcelona at 21: 59. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from Barcelona to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Barcelona to Madrid coach tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you book coach tickets from Barcelona to Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £30 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Barcelona to Madrid a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Madrid
Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
Amenities
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
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