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Fri
Jul 19
£71Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£139Air Europa
Sat
Jul 20
£66Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£75Vueling
Sun
Jul 21
£92Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£63Vueling
Mon
Jul 22
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£75Vueling
Tue
Jul 23
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Wed
Jul 24
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Thu
Jul 25
£41Renfe
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£48Air Europa
Fri
Jul 26
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
£71Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£63Vueling
Sun
Jul 28
£55Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£56Vueling
Mon
Jul 29
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£44Vueling
Wed
Jul 31
£41Renfe
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£41Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£48Air Europa
Fri
Aug 2
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£44Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
£63Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Sun
Aug 4
£63Renfe AVE
£31Alsa
£63Vueling
Mon
Aug 5
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£48Vueling
Tue
Aug 6
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£41Vueling
Wed
Aug 7
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£44Vueling
Thu
Aug 8
£41Renfe
£31Alsa
£48Vueling

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
8 hours 52 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.

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Best fares for buses from Madrid to Barcelona

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Sun, Jul 21
Bus
Alsa
04:408h 15m12:55
MadridBarcelona
Mon, Jul 22
Bus
Alsa
11:008h 5m19:05
MadridBarcelona
Tue, Jul 23
Bus
Alsa
17:457h 50m01:35
MadridBarcelona
Fastest Buses from Madrid to Barcelona by duration
Sat, Jul 27
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Sun, Jul 28
Bus
Alsa
15:457h 20m23:05
MadridBarcelona
Sat, Aug 10
Bus
Alsa
20:457h 20m04:05
MadridBarcelona
Return Journeys for Buses from Barcelona to Madrid
Sun, Jul 21
Bus
Alsa
21:307h 35m05:05
BarcelonaMadrid
Mon, Jul 22
Bus
Alsa
12:307h 20m19:50
BarcelonaMadrid
Tue, Jul 23
Bus
Alsa
08:308h 5m16:35
BarcelonaMadrid

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Barcelona
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

Amenities

Refreshments
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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

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