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Barcelona to Madrid Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$12.90
Fastest Bus7h 20m
Distance314.2 miles
Bus CompaniesALSA, FlixBus, Eurolines Suisse
  Bus Barcelona - Madrid    314 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-65%

The cheapest bus routes from Barcelona to Madrid

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      9:30 AM
      5:05 PM
    2 Mar
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      9:30 AM
      4:50 PM
    5 Feb
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      9:30 AM
      4:50 PM
    8 Feb
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      9:30 AM
      4:50 PM
    3 Feb
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      9:30 AM
      4:50 PM
    14 Mar
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      9:30 AM
      4:50 PM
    8 May
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      9:30 AM
      4:50 PM
    14 Jan
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      2:30 PM
      9:50 PM
    19 Jan
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.02
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      2:30 PM
      9:50 PM
    28 Jan
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.02
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      2:30 PM
      9:50 PM
    4 Feb
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.02
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      1:00 PM
      8:40 AM
    30 Dec
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $32.23
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      1:00 PM
      8:40 AM
    30 Dec
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $32.23
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      5:30 PM
      12:50 AM
    29 Dec
    +1
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $36.99
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      10:15 PM
      5:35 AM
    29 Dec
    +1
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $36.99


  Train Barcelona - Madrid    314 mi

The cheapest train connections from Barcelona to Madrid

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      6:00 PM
      9:10 PM
    19 Jan
    RenfeRenfe
    from $119.76
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      2:00 PM
      5:10 PM
    9 Jan
    RenfeRenfe
    from $119.76
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      7:05 AM
      9:50 AM
    6 Feb
    RenfeRenfe
    from $119.76
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      12:46 PM
      3:41 PM
    20 Dec
    RenfeRenfe
    from $119.76


  Carpooling Barcelona - Madrid    314 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Barcelona to Madrid

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      10:00 AM
      4:40 PM
    4 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $27.80
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      6:30 AM
      12:50 PM
    18 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $27.80
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      11:30 AM
      5:50 PM
    21 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $28.91
  • Barcelona
    Madrid
      4:00 PM
      10:10 PM
    20 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $30.02


  Bus Madrid - Barcelona    314 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-86%

The cheapest bus routes from Madrid to Barcelona

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      2:00 PM
      10:05 PM
    21 Jan
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      2:30 PM
      10:35 PM
    13 Mar
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      2:30 PM
      10:35 PM
    12 Feb
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      2:30 PM
      10:35 PM
    5 Mar
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      2:30 PM
      10:35 PM
    5 Feb
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      2:30 PM
      10:35 PM
    4 Apr
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      2:30 PM
      10:35 PM
    25 Mar
    ALSAALSA
    from $12.90
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      7:30 PM
      3:35 AM
    21 Jan
    +1
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.02
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      7:30 PM
      3:35 AM
    8 Jan
    +1
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.02
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      7:30 PM
      3:35 AM
    27 Jan
    +1
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.02
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      7:45 PM
      3:25 AM
    29 Dec
    +1
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $36.99
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      7:45 PM
      3:20 AM
    29 Dec
    +1
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $36.99
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      11:15 AM
      7:18 AM
    22 Dec
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $94.78
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      11:15 AM
      7:18 AM
    29 Dec
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $94.78


  Train Madrid - Barcelona    314 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from Madrid to Barcelona

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      6:30 AM
      9:20 AM
    30 Dec
    RenfeRenfe
    from $35.92
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      11:30 AM
      2:40 PM
    25 Dec
    RenfeRenfe
    from $119.76
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      12:30 PM
      3:30 PM
    27 Dec
    RenfeRenfe
    from $119.76
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      11:30 AM
      2:40 PM
    27 Dec
    RenfeRenfe
    from $119.76


  Carpooling Madrid - Barcelona    314 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Madrid to Barcelona

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      9:30 AM
      3:50 PM
    18 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $26.69
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      12:00 PM
      6:30 PM
    3 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $28.91
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      10:30 AM
      5:00 PM
    2 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $30.02
  • Madrid
    Barcelona
      5:20 PM
      11:30 PM
    7 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $30.02


Current ticket prices


Bus stops in Barcelona and Madrid

  Stations
Calle de Méndez Álvaro 83, 28045 Madrid (Spain)
Avd. de América , 28002 Madrid (Spain)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only inexpensive but it's also the greenest way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as convenient as flying or taking the train. In recent years, bus companies have stepped up their game when it comes to on-board amenities by offering everything from power outlets, USB plugs, to free wireless internet. When taking a look at the search results displayed on our page, you can instantly see, which bus company offers which comfort features. For instance, power outlets can be found on board the buses of one operator: Eurolines France.

A generous baggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's bus companies. Your trip from Madrid to Barcelona can become a lot easier if you do your research before you embark on your journey. Take a look at the exact location of the bus stations in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current special discounts for your Barcelona – Madrid bus.

Barcelona and Madrid: Useful Info

Barcelona
1.62 Million
Madrid
3.26 Million
Taxi
$3.99
$4.45
Barcelona
Madrid
A cab ride in Barcelona is 11% cheaper than in Madrid.
Local buses
$2.39
$1.67
Barcelona
Madrid
A bus fare in Barcelona is 31% more expensive than in Madrid.
Beer
$2.78
$3.34
Barcelona
Madrid
A large beer in Barcelona is 17% cheaper than in Madrid.
Water
$0.66
$0.78
Barcelona
Madrid
A bottle of water in Barcelona is 16% cheaper than in Madrid.
Meal
$11.69
$11.34
Barcelona
Madrid
A meal in Barcelona is 3% more expensive than in Madrid.
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