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Barcelona to Madrid bus - cost & duration
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Barcelona to Madrid right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Barcelona to Madrid?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $127.77 was the low point for bus fares from Barcelona to Madrid. Buses from Madrid to Barcelona are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $127.77 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 19 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 314 miles (505 kilometers) from Barcelona, B to Madrid, MD. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Barcelona to Madrid for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Barcelona?
There is usually only one bus per day from Barcelona to Madrid. It leaves the station in Barcelona at 1:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from Barcelona to Madrid?
There is one bus company that operates from Barcelona to Madrid. FlixBus is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.
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Where does the bus leave from in Barcelona?
Most buses depart from the main station in Barcelona, Barcelona:
- Carrer d'Ali Bei 80
Where does the bus arrive in Madrid?
All buses from Barcelona arrive at one main station in Madrid, Madrid:
- Central Bus Station
Price trends for buses from Barcelona to Madrid
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