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Madrid to Barcelona by bus

The journey from Madrid to Barcelona by bus is 313.67 mi and takes 8 hr 2 min. There are 105 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:14 AM and the last at 11:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Madrid to Barcelona by bus for as little as $5.13 or as much as $104.04. The best price for this journey is $5.13.

Lowest Price$5.13
Journey Duration8 hr 2 min
Connection per Day105
Lowest Price$5.13
Highest Price$104.04
First Departure12:14 AM
Last Departure11:59 PM
Distance313.67 mi
DepartureMadrid
ArrivalBarcelona
CarriersFlixBus, FLIXBUS PORTUGAL UNIPESSOAL Lda.More

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Madrid to Barcelona by bus?

The prices for bus tickets from Madrid to Barcelona vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Madrid to Barcelona will cost $5.13. The average bus ticket price is approximately $36.88. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona will cost you $36.88. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Madrid to Barcelona by bus?

The journey between Madrid and Barcelona by bus is approximately 313.67 mi. It will take you more or less 8 hr 2 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Madrid and Barcelona runs for about 313.67 mi and usually takes approximately 8 hr 2 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 7 hr 20 min. If you are trying to get from Madrid to Barcelona as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many times a day do journeys run from Madrid to Barcelona?

The exact number of journeys from Madrid to Barcelona can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 105 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Madrid to Barcelona. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Madrid to Barcelona varies, but in general, you can expect to find 104 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Madrid to Barcelona. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Madrid to Barcelona, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

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Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Madrid to Barcelona.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $9.29 to $39.24 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 76% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Barcelona

The cheapest Madrid - Barcelona bus tickets can be found for as low as $17.45 if you’re lucky, or $20.69 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $24.19.

Find the best day to travel to Barcelona by bus

When travelling to Barcelona by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and Alsa from Madrid to Barcelona
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Madrid to Barcelona CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
35.34kg
Bus
37.86kg
Flight
100.96kg
Car
80.77kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona?
A bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona is $36.88. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.13.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Madrid to Barcelona?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Madrid to Barcelona is $5.13. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Madrid and Barcelona by bus?
Madrid to Barcelona is 313.67 mi.
How long does the bus between Madrid and Barcelona take?
Madrid to Barcelona is on average 8 hr 2 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hr 20 min.
Which companies operate from Madrid to Barcelona?
The bus journey from Madrid to Barcelona is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, FLIXBUS PORTUGAL UNIPESSOAL Lda., Alsa and FlixBus France S.A.R.L..
How many bus connections per day go from Madrid to Barcelona?
Madrid to Barcelona has 105 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Madrid to Barcelona leave?
The earliest bus from Madrid to Barcelona departs at 12:14 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Madrid to Barcelona depart?
The latest bus from Madrid to Barcelona departs at 11:59 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Madrid to Barcelona in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $5.13 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Madrid to Barcelona?
There are on average 104 direct connection(s) from Madrid to go to Barcelona.
What's the fastest journey time between Madrid to Barcelona by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Madrid and Barcelona is 7 hr 20 min.
Is there a direct bus from Madrid to Barcelona?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Madrid and Barcelona.
What are the CO2 emissions for Madrid to Barcelona by bus?
The bus journey from Madrid to Barcelona creates 37.86kg of CO2 emissions.

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