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Madrid to Barcelona bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$31.09
Shortest Duration18h 35m
Trips per day2
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Madrid to Barcelona were $47.00.

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

How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Barcelona?

The distance between Madrid and Barcelona 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 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 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 Madrid to Barcelona?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Madrid to Barcelona by bus is usually on Monday. 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. Wednesday 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.

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Barcelona?

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Madrid to Barcelona, with an average of 2.382 trips per day and 32.75 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Madrid to Barcelona. 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 Madrid to Barcelona bus trips

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from Madrid to Barcelona from $31.09. There are 2.381818 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Madrid to Barcelona and you can expect on average to pay $59.26 for a FlixBus ticket to Barcelona. In Madrid, FlixBus departs to Barcelona from Central Bus Station and 2 other stations. In Barcelona, FlixBus arrives at Carrer d'Ali Bei 80,

An average trip on FlixBus from Madrid to Barcelona takes 19 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Barcelona in 18 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 2.823529 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $63.20 for a weekend trip to Barcelona.

Avg. Time
19h 55m
Avg. Price
$59.26
There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Barcelona will depart from these stations in Madrid:
  • Central Bus Station
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4
  • Calle de la Princesa 89
Buses from Madrid arrive in Barcelona at one main station:
  • Carrer d'Ali Bei 80

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