User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona
Ratings and Reviews (30)
I couldn't find the bus becausethere is aqbsolutely no indications of where it stops. At night also ask not to whom and bus drivers are very unresponsive. No one do not look at the list and do not search if someone has not boarded the bus and the place bought is empty.
We take the Supra bus to Barcelona in the midnight.
There are some suggestions for ALSA.
1.The driver give the introduction or guideline not only by Spanish but English.
2.I know driving in the night is tired, but the driver should wear the earphone when listening the music, avoid annoying the sleep of
The bus restroom did not work so it was a nightmare for all of us passengers.. the driver did not let us know until the bus was already in transit.. the bus had to do several stops because of that and there were some very angry customers some almost got into a fight.. bad words were used on confrontations with no respect for families with kids like me
All good but I was still asked to download the boarding pass at the last minute which was only possible after my sons IPhone was used. I showed 4 reference numbers on my phone to bus staff member but was asked to download the boarding passes. The booking system clearly says digital or printed pass was "optional". A little panic but the journey and service was first class. Many thanks.
Double booked our bus, meaning we could not get on the bus we had booked. This had a domino effect on people who had booked the next bus, given that we have taken their spaces. Horrendous and won’t be using again.
Great setup, comfy seats and nice and clean . Smooth fast trip. Would have liked the drivers music be a little lower as it was an overnight bus and we were trying to sleep . The overhead lights were also a little too bright and it was quite cold.
It was the one problem - on the timetable were not trip to Barcelona. Point of destination was Girona. I was nervous because wasn't ALSA staff for explonations. I understand that time of departure is 23:30 but for me as a new passanger on this line it wasn't comfortable
Need to hire people who are fluent in English. All the announcements were in Spanish. The driver speaks only Spanish. It is extremely difficult for non-spanish speakers to navigate through the country.
We were asked to arrive 30-45 mins before departure however the driver arrived 10 mins after the scheduled departure time.
The lady behind me was making drama and didn’t want me to move down my seat back as she said she is having knee pain so if
I bend the chair she can’t sit properly. She was keep hitting the back of my seat during the whole trip. I felt very uncomfortable
Frequently asked questions on the trip Madrid - Barcelona
How much does a bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona cost?
The average bus ticket price from Madrid to Barcelona is £36. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Barcelona is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Barcelona?
The average travel time between Madrid and Barcelona is around 7h 50m, although the fastest bus will take about 6h 20m. This is the time it takes to travel the 313 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Madrid and Barcelona?
The number of buses from Madrid to Barcelona can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 32 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Madrid to Barcelona by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Madrid to Barcelona?
When taking the bus from Madrid to Barcelona, you can travel comfortably and safely with ALSA, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Madrid to Barcelona?
Buses travelling between Madrid and Barcelona leave from Estación Sur or Avenida de América Metro and arrive at Nord, Sants, Aeropuerto / Airport (BCN) T1.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: the best time to book this trip is usually 1 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona costs around £29 for departures 1 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Madrid to Barcelona vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £102 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £25.
Usually Flixbus will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Madrid and Barcelona!
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Madrid to Barcelona, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Madrid to Barcelona.
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The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!
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