For relatively short journeys like the one from Madrid to Barcelona, you could also choose to travel by carpooling, cheaper alternative, or by train, an ecological choice.
Despite being extremely cheap, the bus is also very slow and getting from Madrid to Barcelona by bus will take you a while. You could consider travelling by plane, getting low-cost tickets if you can book in advance.
Travelling by bus to Barcelona from Madrid: how many daily connections are there?
If you desire to go to Barcelona from Madrid by bus, 34 daily connections are available. Please know that there exist 33 direct lines versus 1 routes with at least one change. Therefore, considering choosing a ticket for a direct line seems to be the best option if your priority is to stay in the same bus for the whole trip. However, choosing a trip including a change is sometimes more efficient although it is longer especially if there are too few connections and if you look for a ticket at the last minute, choosing a route including one change or more could be better.
What time do the busses to Barcelona leave?
While the first bus leaves at 09:09, the last one leaves Madrid at 23:12. The duration of the journey is on average 9 hours and 2 minutes, but it can take you only 7 hours and 50 minutes with the fastest connections.
Which bus companies are in service in the route Madrid - Barcelona?
Among the several partners of virail, you can also find FlixBus, Aratesa, ALSA and ALSA Supra, offering buses from Madrid to Barcelona.
Flixbus is undoubtedly one of the youngest and most famous bus companies in whole Europe. With more than 40 millions passengers only in 2017, Flixbus offers national and international bus connections, also with night buses.