Bus from Barcelona to Madrid

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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid from various bus operators like Renfe, ALSA or Iryo for the next days.
today
from $10
tomorrow
from $5
Tuesday
from $5
Wednesday
from $5
Thursday
from $5
Friday
from $10
Saturday
from $5

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    7:00 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    2:50 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $10
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    3:30 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:20 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $10
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    6:35 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    9:20 AM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $20
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    7:55 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    10:40 AM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $29
  • Renfe
    3h 12m
    8:00 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:12 AM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $30

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    3:30 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:20 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    7:00 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    2:50 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $10
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    9:00 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:45 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $16
  • Renfe
    2h 30m
    9:25 PM
    Barcelona
    11:55 PM
    Madrid
    Renfe
    Economy
    $18
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    8:55 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:40 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $20

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    7:00 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    2:50 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    6:35 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • Iryo
    2h 30m
    6:04 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    8:34 AM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $15
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    9:00 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:45 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $16
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    8:55 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:40 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $19

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    6:35 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30 AM
    Barcelona
    North Bus Stop
    6:35 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Station Avenida America
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    9:00 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:45 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $16
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    12:40 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    3:25 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $20
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    2:55 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    5:40 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $20

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    3:30 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:20 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    3:30 PM
    Barcelona
    North Bus Stop
    11:20 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Station Avenida America
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    9:00 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:45 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $16
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    8:55 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:40 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $19
  • Renfe
    3h 20m
    5:50 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    9:10 AM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $24

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    6:35 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $10
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    3:30 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:20 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $10
  • Iryo
    2h 43m
    5:45 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    8:28 AM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $30
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    6:35 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    9:20 AM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $37
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    9:00 PM
    Barcelona
    11:45 PM
    Madrid
    Renfe
    Economy
    $37

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    3:30 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:20 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $5
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30 AM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    6:35 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    ALSA
    Economy
    $10
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    9:00 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:45 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $16
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    8:55 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:40 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Iryo
    Economy
    $20
  • Renfe
    3h 12m
    8:00 PM
    Barcelona
    Bus Stop
    11:12 PM
    Madrid
    Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    $24

Frequency of bus connections between Barcelona and Madrid

See here how frequent the connections between Barcelona and Madrid are, during different times and days of the week.
Friday is the busiest day, with more than 142 daily buses from Barcelona to Madrid. Saturday has instead the fewest connections, with only 105 daily coaches between Barcelona and Madrid.
The busiest time of the day is the Morning, with 306 buses from Barcelona to Madrid, while Night sees the fewest connections between Barcelona and Madrid, with 49 offers.

Facts about the bus from Barcelona to Madrid

Compare all providers like Renfe, ALSA and Iryo that travel 127 times every day by bus from Barcelona to Madrid in one click! Book your bus ticket from Barcelona to Madrid starting from $5!

Cheapest Bus $5
Fastest Bus 2h 29m
Earliest Bus 2:20 AM
Latest Bus 11:59 PM
Daily Bus Routes 127 Ø
Distance 314.2 miles
Bus Companies Renfe, ALSA, Iryo and FlixBus

Cheapest bus connections from Barcelona to Madrid

Every day, 127 buses from 4 bus companies leave Barcelona for Madrid: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 04/14/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 04/14
$23
Monday 04/15
$40
Tuesday 04/16
$27
Wednesday 04/17
$27
Thursday 04/18
$42
Friday 04/19
$43
Saturday 04/20
$20
Sunday 04/21
$37
Monday 04/22
$40
Tuesday 04/23
$10
Wednesday 04/24
$42
Thursday 04/25
$27
Friday 04/26
$43
Saturday 04/27
$40
Sunday 04/28
$31
Monday 04/29
$10
Tuesday 04/30
$27
Wednesday 05/01
$10
Thursday 05/02
$22
Friday 05/03
$32
Saturday 05/04
$16
Sunday 05/05
$40
Monday 05/06
$40
Tuesday 05/07
$16
Wednesday 05/08
$16
Thursday 05/09
$5
Friday 05/10
$36
Saturday 05/11

The cheapest time to travel from Barcelona to Madrid

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Barcelona to Madrid, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $5, Monday is the cheapest day for a bus from Barcelona to Madrid. Sunday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $10.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Barcelona to Madrid, with $5. Night is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $20.

How to save money travelling from Barcelona to Madrid

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Barcelona to Madrid in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Barcelona to Madrid, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from Barcelona to Madrid are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Barcelona to Madrid

These are the most booked bus companies between Barcelona to Madrid from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Barcelona and Madrid

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in Barcelona and Madrid.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Barcelona to Madrid

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from Barcelona to Madrid? Or which bus companies serve the route Barcelona to Madrid? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Barcelona to Madrid bus

How much does a Barcelona Madrid bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $5 and takes 7h 50m to reach Madrid. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Barcelona to Madrid?

This route is offered by 4 companies with a range of ticket prices between $5 and $224. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Madrid.

On average, how many connections are available from Barcelona to Madrid each day?

Every day, the Barcelona to Madrid bus route is served by approximately 127 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Barcelona to Madrid take?

The fastest bus from Barcelona to Madrid is offered by Renfe and takes 2h 29m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $115. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

The earliest bus arriving in Madrid from Barcelona starts at 2:20 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

The latest bus trip departing from Barcelona for Madrid starts at 11:59 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Barcelona Madrid route?

When traveling by bus from Barcelona to Madrid, passengers can travel with Renfe, ALSA and Iryo. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between Barcelona and Madrid?

You can check all the direct connections between Barcelona and Madrid by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: Renfe, ALSA and Iryo.

What can I take with me on the Barcelona to Madrid bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the Barcelona Madrid bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Barcelona Madrid bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Barcelona to Madrid on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Barcelona to Madrid

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Alternate transport types from Barcelona to Madrid

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid for the next days.
  • Renfe AVLO
    2h 45m
    3:00 PM
    Barcelona
    5:45 PM
    Madrid
    Renfe AVLO
    Economy
    from $11
  • Renfe
    3h 20m
    5:50 AM
    Barcelona
    Vallespir - Pl del Centre Bus Stop
    9:10 AM
    Madrid
    Atocha Bus Stop
    Renfe
    Economy
    from $12
  • Ouigo
    2h 55m
    8:40 PM
    Barcelona
    11:35 PM
    Madrid
    Ouigo
    Economy
    from $18
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    8:55 PM
    Barcelona
    Sants Train Station
    11:40 PM
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Economy
    from $43

Cheap carpooling from Barcelona to Madrid

Here is a selection of the cheapest carpooling offers from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid for the next days.
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 0m
    6:00 AM
    Barcelona
    12:00 PM
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $34
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 10m
    7:30 AM
    Barcelona
    1:40 PM
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $37
  • BlaBlaCar
    5h 50m
    9:20 AM
    Barcelona
    3:10 PM
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $39
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 50m
    8:00 AM
    Barcelona
    2:50 PM
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $41

More bus routes from Barcelona and Madrid

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Barcelona and from Madrid. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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