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Barcelona to Madrid bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$52.83
Shortest Duration19h 35m
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 $53.12.

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 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 35 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 usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

FlixBus from Barcelona to Madrid has the most daily schedules

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Barcelona to Madrid, with an average of 2 trips per day and 6 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Barcelona to Madrid. Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

1 carriers offer Barcelona to Madrid bus trips


Book FlixBus from Barcelona to Madrid from $52.83. There are 2 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Barcelona to Madrid and you can expect on average to pay $111.25 for a FlixBus ticket to Madrid. In Barcelona, FlixBus departs to Madrid from Carrer d'Ali Bei 80, In Madrid, FlixBus arrives at Central Bus Station and one other station.

An average trip on FlixBus from Barcelona to Madrid takes 19 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Madrid in 19 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $109.35 for a weekend trip to Madrid.

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Avg. Time
19h 52m
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Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Barcelona. Most bus trips to Madrid will depart from:
  • Carrer d'Ali Bei 80
Bus trips 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