Buses from Madrid to Barcelona

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Tue 23 Jan

18:45 02:25
£28
07:40 hrs

Wed 24 Jan

00:45 08:20
£28
07:35 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

00:30 08:05
£28
07:35 hrs

Fri 26 Jan

00:45 08:20
£28
07:35 hrs

Sat 27 Jan

00:45 08:20
£28
07:35 hrs

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Madrid to Barcelona Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration7h 36m
Bus arrives inBarcelona
Buses depart fromMadrid
Coach Ticket Price£ 28.46
Distance504 km
Bus Companies
  • Alsa

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Barcelona

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Flixbus buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Flixbus buses?

    Yes, all children need a ticket on FlixBus buses. Children under 3 years old must be transported in a child's seat and secured during travel. Children under 15 years old travel at a reduced rate.


    No check-in is required for FlixBus buses. However, arriving 15 minutes before departure is recommended.


    All tickets are the same on FlixBus buses.


    Ticket is valid only for the chosen bus.


    Ticket can be refunded for a €15 fee up to 15 minutes before departure. Ticket can be exchanged for free and in the form of a voucher equal to ticket price which is valid for 12 months.


What's on board Alsa buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Alsa buses?

    Alsa offers Servicio Normal, Eurobus, Supra Economy, Supra+, and Premium ticket classes.


    Standard,Eurobus


    WC, WIFI, entertainment channel, seatbelts, footrests


    Standard,Normal


    WC, WIFI, entertainment channel, seatbelts, footrests


    Standard,SupraEconomy


    WC, WIFI, entertainment channel, seatbelts, footrests, headphones, newspapers, outlets, VIP Lounge, extra space between seats


    Estandar,Supra+


    WC, WIFI, entertainment channel, seatbelts, footrests, headphones, newspapers, outlets, VIP Lounge, extra space between seats, attendant, Food and drinks service


    No, children under 3 years do not need a ticket on Alsa buses.


    No check-in is required for Alsa buses.


    Ticket can be modified once for free (plus any price difference). Ticket can be cancelled for free up to 48h before departure, between 48h and 24h before departure for a 10% fee, and between 24h and 2h before departure for a 20% fee. Ticket cannot be modified or cancelled less than 2h before departure.


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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