Buses from Madrid to Barcelona

Wed, May 22
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Choose the cheapest and fastest routes from over 800 official partners
Get there your way
Enjoy travelling by train, bus and flight across Europe
Every time, anywhere
Because your trip doesn't end with a ticket, we’re here for you all the way

Sorted By

cheapest
carrier-logo
01:30Madrid7h 35m 09:05Barcelona
£30
1One-way
£301One-way
cheapest
carrier-logo
01:30Madrid7h 50m 09:20Barcelona
£30
1One-way
£301One-way
cheapest
carrier-logo
01:30Madrid8h 5m 09:35Barcelona, Puerto Maritimo
£30
1One-way
£301One-way
cheapest
carrier-logo
01:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h 20m 09:05Barcelona
£30
1One-way
£301One-way
cheapest
carrier-logo
01:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h 35m 09:20Barcelona
£30
1One-way
£301One-way
icn_success

Value Plus Savings

Find the best price by comparing bus tickets from the many bus companies all over Spain

icn_success

Search and compare

Browse a variety of travel options in one place with Omio

icn_success

Support You Can Count On

Once you’ve booked your ticket, our customer service team is there to assist you

These companies trust us.
We sell their tickets all in one place.

National Express
Eurolines France
Ouibus
RegioJet

COMPARE

Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
May 21
£53Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£52Iberia
Wed
May 22
Find prices
Find prices
£54Vueling
Thu
May 23
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£56Air Europa
Fri
May 24
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£61Vueling
Sat
May 25
£61Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£54Vueling
Sun
May 26
£69Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£61Vueling
Mon
May 27
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Iberia
Tue
May 28
£40Renfe
Find prices
£47Vueling
Wed
May 29
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£42Vueling
Thu
May 30
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Vueling
Fri
May 31
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£54Vueling
Sat
Jun 1
£53Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£56Air Europa
Sun
Jun 2
£93Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£153Air Algerie
Mon
Jun 3
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Iberia
Tue
Jun 4
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£37Vueling
Wed
Jun 5
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£37Vueling
Thu
Jun 6
£40Renfe
Find prices
£37Vueling
Fri
Jun 7
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Vueling
Sat
Jun 8
£64Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£61Vueling
Sun
Jun 9
£69Renfe AVE
£30Alsa
£54Vueling
Mon
Jun 10
£40Renfe
£30Alsa
£40Vueling
bus

Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
8 hours 37 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £30
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Barcelona
Distance:504 Kms
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Madrid to 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.

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

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.

 

Taking the Bus from Madrid

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.

Getting into Barcelona by Bus

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.

Compare prices

Best fares for buses from Madrid to Barcelona

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, May 24
Bus
Alsa
12:157h 50m20:05
MadridBarcelona
Sat, May 25
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Buses from Madrid to Barcelona by duration
Sat, May 25
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Mon, Jun 17
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Fri, Jun 28
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys for Buses from Barcelona to Madrid
Thu, May 23
Bus
Alsa
21:307h 35m05:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Fri, May 24
Bus
Alsa
21:007h 20m04:20
BarcelonaMadrid
Sat, May 25
Bus
Alsa
11:007h 35m18:35
BarcelonaMadrid
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone