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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid from various bus operators like ALSA, Iryo or FlixBus for the next days.
today
from £19
tomorrow
from £16
Wednesday
from £16
Thursday
from £16
Friday
from £33
Saturday
from £16
Sunday
from £33

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    15:00
    Barcelona
    22:50
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £19
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    23:59
    Barcelona
    07:49
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £19
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    12:40
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    15:25
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £50
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    13:45
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    16:30
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £52
  • FlixBus
    33h 15m
    23:00
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    08:15
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £155

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    07:00
    Barcelona
    14:50
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £16
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30
    Barcelona
    18:35
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £16
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    13:45
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    16:30
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £36
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    14:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    17:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £49
  • FlixBus
    29h 55m
    02:20
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    08:15
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £107

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    07:00
    Barcelona
    14:50
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £16
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30
    Barcelona
    18:35
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £16
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    20:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    23:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £25
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    12:40
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    15:25
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £37
  • FlixBus
    29h 55m
    02:20
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    08:15
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £93

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    10:30
    Barcelona
    18:35
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £16
  • ALSA
    8h 5m
    13:00
    Barcelona
    Nord Bus Station
    21:05
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    ALSA
    Economy
    £17
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    12:40
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    15:25
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £41
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    13:45
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    16:30
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £48
  • FlixBus
    29h 55m
    02:20
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    08:15
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £92

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    01:00
    Barcelona
    08:50
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £33
  • ALSA
    7h 35m
    01:00
    Barcelona
    08:35
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £33
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    07:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    10:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £55
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    11:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    14:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £60
  • FlixBus
    29h 55m
    02:20
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    08:15
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £112

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    15:00
    Barcelona
    22:50
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £16
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    15:00
    Barcelona
    Nord Bus Station
    22:50
    Madrid
    Bus Station Avenida America
    ALSA
    Economy
    £20
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    17:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    20:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £62
  • Iryo
    2h 52m
    19:48
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    22:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £75
  • FlixBus
    29h 55m
    02:20
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    08:15
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £116

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • ALSA
    7h 50m
    01:00
    Barcelona
    08:50
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £33
  • ALSA
    7h 35m
    01:00
    Barcelona
    08:35
    Madrid
    ALSA
    Economy
    £33
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    11:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    14:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £69
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    08:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    11:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Business
    £73
  • FlixBus
    29h 55m
    02:20
    Barcelona
    Sants Central Bus Station
    08:15
    Madrid
    Sur Bus Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £128

Frequency of bus connections between Barcelona and Madrid

See here how frequent the connections between Barcelona and Madrid are, during different times and days of the week.
Sunday is the busiest day, with more than 69 daily coaches from Barcelona to Madrid. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 43 daily coaches between Barcelona and Madrid.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 146 coaches from Barcelona to Madrid, while Night sees the fewest connections between Barcelona and Madrid, with 33 offers.

Facts about the coach from Barcelona to Madrid

Compare all providers like ALSA, Iryo and FlixBus that travel daily 58 times by bus from Barcelona to Madrid in one click and book your bus ticket from Barcelona to Madrid starting from £16!

Cheapest Bus £16
Fastest Bus 2h 45m
Earliest Coach 01:00
Latest Coach 23:59
Daily Bus Connections 58 Ø
Distance 505.4 km
Coach Companies ALSA, Iryo and FlixBus

Cheapest coach tickets from Barcelona to Madrid

Every day, 58 buses from 3 coach companies leave Barcelona for Madrid: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a coach ticket for this route, starting from 15/07/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 15/07
£36
Tuesday 16/07
£107
Wednesday 17/07
£36
Thursday 18/07
£36
Friday 19/07
£36
Saturday 20/07
£36
Sunday 21/07
£36
Monday 22/07
£36
Tuesday 23/07
£36
Wednesday 24/07
£36
Thursday 25/07
£36
Friday 26/07
£36
Saturday 27/07
£36
Sunday 28/07
£36
Monday 29/07
£36
Tuesday 30/07
£36
Wednesday 31/07
£36
Thursday 01/08
£36
Friday 02/08
£36
Saturday 03/08
£126
Sunday 04/08
£33
Monday 05/08
£36
Tuesday 06/08
£119
Wednesday 07/08
£36
Thursday 08/08
£36
Friday 09/08
£36
Saturday 10/08
£36
Sunday 11/08

The cheapest time to travel from Barcelona to Madrid

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Barcelona to Madrid, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £16, Tuesday is the cheapest day for a coach from Barcelona to Madrid. Friday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £33.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Barcelona to Madrid, with £16. Night is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £33.

How to save money travelling from Barcelona to Madrid

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Barcelona to Madrid in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the coach from Barcelona to Madrid, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Barcelona to Madrid are also emptier.

Beloved coach companies from Barcelona to Madrid

These are the most booked bus companies between Barcelona to Madrid from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Barcelona and Madrid

In the map below you can see, where to find all bus stations in Barcelona and Madrid.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Barcelona to Madrid

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Barcelona to Madrid? Or which bus companies serve the route Barcelona - Madrid? Below you´ll find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Barcelona to Madrid bus

How much does a Barcelona Madrid coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Barcelona Madrid bus trip is available from £16 and takes 7h 50m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Barcelona to Madrid?

This connection is offered by 3 companies with ticket prices ranging from £16 to £161. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you’ll get the cheapest bus trip to Madrid.

How many connections are available for the Barcelona Madrid route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Barcelona to Madrid is offered by roughly 58 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Madrid from Barcelona take?

The quickest coach from Barcelona to Madrid is provided by Iryo and takes 2h 45m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £87. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

The earliest bus to Madrid departs from Barcelona at 01:00. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Barcelona to Madrid?

The latest bus to Madrid departs from Barcelona at 23:59. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Barcelona Madrid route?

Passengers looking to travel from Barcelona to Madrid can travel with ALSA, Iryo and FlixBus. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Barcelona and Madrid?

You can check all the direct connections between Barcelona and Madrid by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: ALSA, Iryo and FlixBus.

What can I take with me on the bus to Madrid from Barcelona?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Barcelona Madrid bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Barcelona Madrid bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Barcelona to Madrid on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Barcelona to Madrid

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Business
Business

Comfortable seating, food and drink service, accompanied generally by ticket flexibility.

Alternate transport types from Barcelona to Madrid

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid for the next days.
  • Renfe
    2h 30m
    21:25
    Barcelona
    Sants Train Station
    23:55
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Renfe
    Economy
    from £21
  • Iryo
    2h 45m
    11:55
    Barcelona
    Sants Train Station
    14:40
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Iryo
    Economy
    from £41
  • Renfe AVLO
    3h 17m
    10:00
    Barcelona
    Sants Train Station
    13:17
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Renfe AVLO
    Economy
    from £45
  • Renfe
    2h 45m
    21:00
    Barcelona
    Sants Train Station
    23:45
    Madrid
    Atocha Station
    Renfe
    First Class
    from £48

Cheap carpooling from Barcelona to Madrid

Here is a selection of the cheapest carpooling offers from the schedule from Barcelona to Madrid for the next days.
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 10m
    22:00
    Barcelona
    04:10
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from £21
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 20m
    10:00
    Barcelona
    16:20
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from £24
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 40m
    11:00
    Barcelona
    17:40
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from £28
  • BlaBlaCar
    7h 0m
    09:30
    Barcelona
    16:30
    Madrid
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from £36

More bus routes from Barcelona and Madrid

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Barcelona and from Madrid. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you’ll find all the details about your bus route!

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