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Today5 Dec
from £33
Tomorrow6 Dec
from £22
Thu7 Dec
from £17
Fri8 Dec
from £20
Sat9 Dec
from £17
Sun10 Dec
from £33
Mon11 Dec
from £17
Tue12 Dec
from £17

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Madrid - Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, MAD T4
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Madrid - Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, MAD T4
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Bus Madrid to Barcelona: Trip Overview

Bus Madrid to Barcelona: Trip Overview

Average ticket price£38
Average bus trip duration7h 50m
Number of daily buses34
Earliest bus departure00:14
Distance311 miles
Latest bus departure23:59

See what travellers are saying about the trip from Madrid to Barcelona

4.1 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona

Ratings and Reviews (883)

Bien. Sin embargo, la pantalla de la silla no se apago lo cual fue bastante molesto para viajar toda la noche. No podia dormir de lo que dependia para poder estar despierto para el dia siguiente.

Paul S.

4 June 2023
Not a night bus, just normal bus at night time. No comfort at all, no legroom, staff unfriendly.

Quentin G.

22 May 2022
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.

Laima V.

26 July 2021
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 passengers. Sincerely, Spencer

Liangchun H.

30 January 2020
This time the bus wasn’t as comfortable as the first, the leg space was way less, there was no electric plug the Wifi didn’t work. It wasn’t an Alsa bus it was a bad quality one

Sara M.

5 January 2020
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Spain Bus Companies: BlaBlaBus, Avanza, Grupo Samar

Madrid to Barcelona buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses34
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures00:14 - 23:59
Minimum Price£17
Average Ticket Price£38
Minimum Trip Duration7h20m
Average Bus Trip Duration7h50m
Distance311 miles
Bus companies on this routeALSA, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Madrid - Barcelona

The average bus ticket price from Madrid to Barcelona is £38. 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!

The average travel time between Madrid and Barcelona is around 7h 50m, although the fastest bus will take about 7h 20m. This is the time it takes to travel the 313 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of buses from Madrid to Barcelona can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 34 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.

When taking the bus from Madrid to Barcelona, you can travel comfortably and safely with ALSA, FlixBus.

Buses travelling between Madrid and Barcelona leave from Madrid Airport or Avenida de América Metro and arrive at Nord, Sants, Urgell.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Madrid to Barcelona was searched and found on 7 Dec 2023 with a price of £17

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Madrid to Barcelona as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from £17 to £34 for a bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at £17, which is on 2023-12-07.

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.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Madrid to Barcelona, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

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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