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Madrid to Barcelona

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00:14Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 07:34Barcelona
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06:40Madrid8h40 15:20Barcelona, Puerto Maritimo
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07:00Madrid8h20 15:20Barcelona, Puerto Maritimo
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09:00Madrid7h35 16:35Barcelona
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 17:50Barcelona
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h06 17:21Barcelona Sants
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10:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 17:35Barcelona
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11:00Madrid7h50 18:50Barcelona
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12:00Madrid7h35 19:35Barcelona
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12:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h07 20:22Barcelona Sants
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12:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h25 20:40Barcelona Sants
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12:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 19:50Barcelona
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12:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 19:35Barcelona
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h37 20:22Barcelona Sants
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h55 20:40Barcelona Sants
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T49h29 22:14Barcelona Sants
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h35 21:20Barcelona Sants
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h30 19:15Barcelona Sants
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h40 21:25Barcelona Sants
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13:00Madrid7h50 20:50Barcelona
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13:00Madrid8h05 21:05Barcelona
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h07 20:22Barcelona Sants
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h10 21:25Barcelona Sants
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h05 21:20Barcelona Sants
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h59 22:14Barcelona Sants
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h00 19:15Barcelona Sants
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h50 21:05Barcelona
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 20:50Barcelona
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h45 22:00Barcelona Sants
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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h25 20:40Barcelona Sants
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14:00Madrid7h50 21:50Barcelona
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T48h25 22:40Barcelona Sants
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h50 22:05Barcelona
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h10 21:25Barcelona Sants
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h45 22:00Barcelona Sants
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h59 22:14Barcelona Sants
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 21:50Barcelona
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h05 21:20Barcelona Sants
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14:30Madrid8h05 22:35Barcelona
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15:30Madrid8h05 23:35Barcelona
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15:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h55 23:40Barcelona Sants
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16:30Madrid7h50 00:20Barcelona
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17:30Madrid7h50 01:20Barcelona
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17:30Madrid7h40 01:10Barcelona
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17:30Madrid7h35 01:05Barcelona
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17:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 01:20Barcelona
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17:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h25 01:10Barcelona
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17:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h20 01:05Barcelona
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19:30Madrid7h55 03:25Barcelona
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19:30Madrid7h50 03:20Barcelona
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19:30Madrid8h05 03:35Barcelona
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19:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h40 03:25Barcelona
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19:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 03:20Barcelona
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19:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h50 03:35Barcelona
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22:30Madrid7h50 06:20Barcelona
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22:30Madrid7h35 06:05Barcelona
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23:00Madrid7h50 06:50Barcelona
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23:00Madrid7h35 06:35Barcelona
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23:30Madrid7h50 07:20Barcelona
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23:30Madrid8h05 07:35Barcelona
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23:59Madrid8h05 08:04Barcelona
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23:59Madrid7h35 07:34Barcelona
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23:59Madrid7h20 07:19Barcelona
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23:59Madrid7h50 07:49Barcelona
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The fastest buses

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

6 h

Average

7 h 47 m

Buses per day

80

Distance

504 km

Of the 80 bus that leave Madrid for Barcelona every day 56 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 47 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 6 h .

The slowest bus will take 9 h 29 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.

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13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h00 19:15Barcelona Sants
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£911One-way
2nd Fastest
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12:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h30 19:15Barcelona Sants
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£911One-way
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15:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h55 22:40Barcelona Sants
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£881One-way
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12:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h00 19:15Barcelona Sants
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£991One-way
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14:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h05 21:20Barcelona Sants
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£791One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Sat
Sep 21
£84Renfe AVE
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£100Air Europa
Sun
Sep 22
£65Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£57Air Europa
Mon
Sep 23
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£75Air Europa
Tue
Sep 24
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£86Iberia
Wed
Sep 25
£40Renfe
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£55Vueling
Thu
Sep 26
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£55Vueling
Fri
Sep 27
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£55Vueling
Sat
Sep 28
£79Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£65Air Europa
Sun
Sep 29
£62Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Mon
Sep 30
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£43Vueling
Tue
Oct 1
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£37Vueling
Wed
Oct 2
£40Renfe
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£41Air Europa
Thu
Oct 3
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£43Vueling
Fri
Oct 4
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Sat
Oct 5
£70Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£57Air Europa
Sun
Oct 6
£62Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
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Mon
Oct 7
£40Renfe
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£40Vueling
Tue
Oct 8
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£37Vueling
Wed
Oct 9
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£37Vueling
Thu
Oct 10
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
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Fri
Oct 11
£40Renfe
£31Alsa
£40Vueling

The cheapest buses

from Madrid
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

£34

Average

£49

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 Madrid to Barcelona will cost around £ 49 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 34.

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22:30Madrid7h50 06:20Barcelona
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£341One-way
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17:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h35 01:20Barcelona
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£341One-way
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11:00Madrid7h50 18:50Barcelona
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£341One-way
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19:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T47h40 03:25Barcelona
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£341One-way
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17:30Madrid7h50 01:20Barcelona
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£341One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
8 hours 53 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £31
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Barcelona
Distance:504 km
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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

Amenities

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