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- About Bus Travel
- What's the cheapest way to go from Madrid to Barcelona?
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Bus Madrid to Barcelona: Trip Overview
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If you're looking for reliable, comfortable transportation in Spain, ALSA is a good option. The company offers a variety of routes, making it easy and affordable to get around. On any given day, 103343 buses leave from various locations, ensuring convenient departure times. With prices ranging from £7.00 to £85.00, the buses are well-maintained and comfortable. Whether you need transportation for business or pleasure, ALSA gets you where you want to go for a fair price.
FlixBus offers reliable, affordable transportation between cities in Spain. To provide convenient travel times to its customers, they have an average of 109176 departures per day, with options for direct or connecting trips. With comfortable buses and prices ranging from £87.00 to £137.00, FlixBus is a convenient and affordable way to travel. Their frequently updated schedules make it easy to plan your next road trip or weekend getaway. So sit back, relax and let FlixBus take care of the driving.
Madrid to Barcelona buses
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Whether it is cheap bus tickets or more luxurious buses going to Barcelona from Madrid, we help you find what you're looking for based on how much of a budget you have.
Information on this bus route
|Earliest and Latest Bus Departures||00:14 - 23:59|
|Average Ticket Price||£38|
|Minimum Trip Duration||7h20m|
|Average Bus Trip Duration||7h50m|
|Bus companies on this route||ALSA, FlixBus|
Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Madrid and Barcelona?
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.
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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Popular Buses Connecting Madrid
Buses Leaving from Madrid
- Bus from Madrid to Málaga
- Coach Madrid - Barcelona
- Bus Madrid - Valencia
- Madrid - Bilbao
- Bus from Madrid to Granada
- Coach Madrid - Zaragoza
- Bus Madrid - Seville
- Madrid - Burgos
- Bus from Madrid to Ávila
- Coach Madrid - Trujillo
- Bus Madrid - Cáceres
- Madrid - Benidorm
- Bus from Madrid to Santander
- Coach Madrid - Logroño
- Bus Madrid - Aranda de Duero
Buses Going to Madrid
- Bus from Málaga to Madrid
- Coach Barcelona - Madrid
- Bus Bilbao - Madrid
- Valencia - Madrid
- Bus from Segovia to Madrid
- Coach Granada - Madrid
- Bus Seville - Madrid
- Santander - Madrid
- Bus from Benidorm to Madrid
- Coach Santiago de Compostela - Madrid
- Bus Córdoba - Madrid
- Alicante - Madrid
- Bus from Toledo to Madrid
- Coach Pamplona - Madrid
Popular Buses Connecting Barcelona
Buses Leaving from Barcelona
- Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
- Coach Barcelona - Andorra
- Bus Barcelona - Madrid
- Barcelona - Manresa
- Bus from Barcelona to Zaragoza
- Coach Barcelona - Paris
- Bus Barcelona - Reus
- Barcelona - Calella
- Bus from Barcelona to Cadaqués
- Coach Barcelona - Palafrugell
- Bus Barcelona - Malgrat de Mar
- Barcelona - Begur
- Bus from Barcelona to Platja d'Aro
- Coach Barcelona - Girona
- Bus Barcelona - Palamos
Buses Going to Barcelona
- Bus from Madrid to Barcelona
- Coach Valencia - Barcelona
- Bus Manresa - Barcelona
- Andorra - Barcelona
- Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
- Coach Marseille - Barcelona
- Bus Calella - Barcelona
- Girona - Barcelona
- Bus from Pineda de Mar to Barcelona
- Coach Palamos - Barcelona
- Bus Reus - Barcelona
- Platja d'Aro - Barcelona
- Bus from Blanes to Barcelona
- Coach Palafrugell - Barcelona
- Bus Tarragona - Barcelona
Popular routes in this country
- Bus from Madrid to Segovia
- Coach Seville - Cádiz
- Bus Málaga - Nerja
- Málaga - Ronda
- Bus from Málaga to Estepona
- Coach Alicante - Benidorm
- Bus Barcelona - Tossa de Mar
- Seville - Ronda
- Bus from Santander to Bilbao
- Coach Nerja - Málaga
- Bus Nerja - Granada
- Salou - Barcelona
- Bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona
- Coach San Sebastian - Bilbao
- Bus Málaga - La Línea de la Concepción