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|Distance||312 miles (504 km)|
|Average coach duration||7 h 20 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£30 (€33)|
|Coach companies||Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Flixbus|
Coaches from Madrid to Barcelona cover the 312 miles (504 km) long route taking on average 7 h 20 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £30, but the average price of coach tickets is £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
For as little as £30 you can travel by coach between Madrid and Barcelona with Alsa and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
You’ll be sure to find the best coach between Madrid and Barcelona 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 between Madrid and Barcelona and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip. The distance between Madrid and Barcelona by coach is around 312 miles (504 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this route 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.
Alsa has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Madrid and Barcelona:
Alsa is the service provider of bus travel between Madrid and Barcelona. The trip has an average duration of 7 hours and 30 minutes. There are more than 40 buses available every day. The earliest bus departs Madrid at 6:40 a.m., and the last leaves at 1:45 a.m.
Departure Station: Estacion Sur, located two kilometres south of Atocha train station and four kilometres away from the Plaza Mayor and the historic centre. The nearest underground stations are Puente de Vallecas and Delicias.
Arrival Station: Barcelona Nord, two kilometres away from the Ramblas and from the waterfront. Arc de Triomf underground station is barely three minutes away. This is a red line station that travels directly to the city centre. Some buses arrive at Barcelona Sants, located next to the city's main railway station. This station may be handy for travellers who want to visit the Exhibition Centre or the museums on Montjuic hill.
For most buses from Madrid to Barcelona, passengers will alight at the Intercambiador de Transporte Avenida de América station. Easily connected to the rest of the city via the Madrid Metro, the station lies to the north of the city centre. A limited night service operates, providing 24/7 connections to the main bus interchange, while taxis offer convenient pick-ups and journeys across the city centre and beyond. Journeys from Madrid to Barcelona take on average 7 hours 50 minutes, although express services can take as little as 7 hours.
Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, with a thriving arts culture, first-rate cuisine, and celebrated fashions at every turn. The capital of Spain's Catalonia region, Barcelona offers some of the oldest and most iconic architecture in Europe, alongside breath-taking beaches and coastal views. Most buses from Madrid to Barcelona arrive at Estació d'Autobusos Barcelona Nord (Bus Station North), the main bus interchange for regional and international journeys. The bus station is just minutes from the coast and conveniently connected to the rest of the Madrid Metro system. The city has its own subway network, alongside regular bus service and a light-rail tram system, with a limited night service available on some lines.
There are a few coach stations in Madrid to start your route from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. In Barcelona you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
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