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Barcelona to Madrid bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€41.02
Shortest Duration16h 25m
Trips per day2
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How much does a bus ticket from Barcelona to Madrid cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Barcelona to Madrid were €41.02.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Barcelona to Madrid is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Barcelona to Madrid?

The distance between Barcelona and Madrid is approximately 314.25 miles, or 505.60 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 19 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 25 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Barcelona to Madrid by bus is on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Tuesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Barcelona to Madrid?

On average there are 2 bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most options for departures from Barcelona to Madrid, with an average of 2 trips per day and 11 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Barcelona to Madrid. Of the 2 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

1 carriers offer Barcelona to Madrid bus trips


Book FlixBus from Barcelona to Madrid from €41.02. There are 2 FlixBus schedules from Barcelona to Madrid and you can expect on average to pay €73.46 for a FlixBus ticket to Madrid. In Barcelona, FlixBus departs to Madrid from Carrer d'Ali Bei 80 and no other station. In Madrid, FlixBus arrives at Central Bus Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on FlixBus from Barcelona to Madrid takes 19 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Madrid in 16 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €91.54 for a weekend getaway trip to Madrid.

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Avg. Time
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Buses to Madrid depart from one main station in Barcelona:
  • Carrer d'Ali Bei 80
Buses arrive in Madrid at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Madrid for trips arriving from Barcelona:
  • Central Bus Station
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4