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Madrid to Barcelona Bus

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Alsa 08:00 23:00 7 hrs 42 mins VIEW PRICE

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus Tickets
7 hrs 49 mins
EUR 36.97

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Distance

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Bus from Madrid to Barcelona

Madrid to Barcelona bus tickets

Madrid to Barcelona is a major bus route in Spain with lots of passengers traveling by bus every day. Madrid and Barcelona’s road distance is around 619 KM, and it takes approximately 7 hours to cover this route by shuttle. You can find frequent Madrid to Barcelona buses throughout the day as around 18 buses run every day on this route. Buses are the most economical way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona.

You can now book Madrid to Barcelona bus tickets via the redBus website. redBus is now providing shuttle services in the European continent and is already the leading e-ticketing (bus ticket booking) platform on the globe. Read on to know more about Madrid to Barcelona bus services.

Madrid to Barcelona Bus Route Distance

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How to book Madrid to Barcelona bus tickets?

To book Madrid to Barcelona bus tickets with redBus, you will have to visit the redBus official website, i.e., The process to book Madrid to Barcelona bus tickets with redBus is as follows:

• On the first webpage, enter ‘Madrid’ in the ‘From’ head and ‘Barcelona’ in the ‘To’ head along with entering your date of travel. When finished, hit the ‘Search Buses’ icon on the interface.

• Select a preferred Madrid to Barcelona bus from the list of available buses. The seat layout of the selected Madrid to Barcelona bus will be displayed to you on redBus.

• Select your seat on a bus and then enter your boarding/dropping point on the subsequent webpage. When finished, hit the ‘Proceed to Book’ button to move to the next page.

• Enter the passenger details (name, number of passengers, age, etc.) and the accurate contact information on the redBus interface and click the ‘Proceed to Pay’ button.

• Complete the online payment to confirm your Madrid to Barcelona bus booking. Your Madrid to Barcelona bus e-ticket/M-ticket will be sent by redBus shortly. You can also apply a coupon code (if available) to lower the price of your Madrid to Barcelona bus tickets on redBus.

Popular bus operators on Madrid to Barcelona bus route

redBus is connected with various reliable bus companies on this bus route to facilitate the passengers. The presence of various bus operators on this route provides flexibility to passengers as one can choose from various available options. You can filter buses from your favorite Madrid to Barcelona operator on redBus by applying a search filter. redBus also provides you with the rating of each operator on any route so that you could book top-rated bus tickets. Some of the top operators that provide bus services from Madrid to Barcelona are as follows:

• FlixBus


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Boarding point in Madrid

redBus lets you choose from various boarding points in Madrid for coaches to Barcelona. The presence of various bus stops/stations in Madrid helps bus operators in providing robust bus services. With the redBus website’s help, you can filter buses from any particular boarding point in Madrid. Madrid to Barcelona bus travel duration and fare can change according to different boarding points in Madrid. Some of the top boarding points in Madrid for buses to Barcelona are as follows:

• Madrid Avenida de America Bus Station

Drop-off points in Barcelona

You can select from various drop-off points in Barcelona via redBus for buses coming from Madrid. redBus also lets you filter Barcelona buses for any particular drop-off point. The fare of Madrid to Barcelona buses can change according to various drop-off points. You can also book a bus for the return route via redBus, i.e., Barcelona to Madrid bus. The presence of various bus stops in Barcelona facilitates the passengers to choose their drop-off point. Some of the top drop-off points in Barcelona for buses coming from Madrid are as follows:

• Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station

Madrid to Barcelona bus price

The Madrid to Barcelona bus price on redBus is affordable and free from any kind of middleman charges. The cheapest Madrid to Barcelona bus price is around £ 23.79 while the average price is £ 34.39. The fare of a Madrid to Barcelona bus can go up to £ 100 for luxury buses. The fare is likely to increase if you opt for fast buses with luxurious amenities onboard. The fare of Madrid to Barcelona buses also depends on the coach type and operator.

You can view the fare of any particular Madrid to Barcelona bus on redBus while booking bus tickets. redBus helps you in comparing the prices of various Madrid to Barcelona buses and choosing accordingly. The discounts and deals provided by redBus can further lower your Madrid’s cost to Barcelona bus tickets.

Madrid to Barcelona bus timings

The first bus from Madrid to Barcelona departs at 12:14 AM, while the last bus departs at 11:59 PM. You can find robust bus services on this route throughout the day with the help of redBus. The timings of various Madrid to Barcelona buses can be checked via the redBus online portal without any extra charge. You don’t even need to sign-in to the redBus online portal for viewing the Madrid to Barcelona bus schedule. redBus continuously updates the bus schedule on its portal to provide accurate information to its users.


How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??

A: You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.

Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?

A: This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.

Where can I find the location of my bus stop?

A: As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.

How early should I arrive for the trip?

A: Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.

Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?

A: Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.

At what time do buses start from Madrid to Barcelona?

A: Buses from Madrid to Barcelona generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.

Are there any discounts available on the route from Madrid to Barcelona?

A: Madrid to Barcelona is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.

What is the fastest and average travel duration of Madrid to Barcelona buses?

A: The minimum time taken by a Madrid to Barcelona coach to reach its destination is around 6.5 hours. The average time taken by a bus to cover this route is 7 hours. Every Madrid’s expected travel duration to Barcelona bus is displayed on redBus to the user while booking bus tickets.

What is the Madrid-Barcelona cheapest way to travel?

A: The cheapest way to reach Barcelona from Madrid is by booking a bus. The cost of traveling by bus from Madrid to Barcelona is much lower as compared to flight and car rental charges. Buses from Madrid to Barcelona are easily accessible as compared to other transportation mediums.

How to get from Madrid to Barcelona at night?

A: redBus provides you various buses at night from Madrid to Barcelona. redBus also lets you apply a search filter and separate all the buses at night from the list of available buses.

How far is Madrid from Barcelona by road?

A: The road distance between the cities is around 619 KM. The road distance can differ a little bit for different drop-off points in Barcelona. redBus provides you on-time buses by reliable operators that do not waste your time. You can book online bus tickets from Madrid to Barcelona via redBus and can avoid visiting physical booking counters.

What is the cost of an ALSA bus from Madrid to Barcelona?

A: The average bus fare of ALSA buses from Madrid to Barcelona on redBus is £ 33.61. ALSA provides Standard buses from Madrid to Barcelona that is equipped with various amenities onboard like charging ports, air conditioners, luggage compartment, etc.



  • Madrid Avenida de America Bus Station


  • Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station


Visit the redBus app or website to view the rest stops that are available on the way while traveling by bus from Madrid to Barcelona. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.

Travel Safety during Covid-19

Covid-19 Updates on Madrid to Barcelona Bus Route

Travel Safe from Madrid to Barcelona during Covid-19 Pandemic
  • While traveling from Madrid to Barcelona during Covid-19 Pandemic, passengers have to follow certain guidelines as per the orders of the Government and local authorities. One can find the key highlights of the restrictions to follow from Madrid to Barcelona route on this page.
Covid-19 Test and Quarantine Rules
  • If you are wondering if you need to take a Covid-19 test while travelling from Madrid to Barcelona during Covid-19 Pandemic or looking for quarantine rules, this page will give you updated information on the same, so that you can keep the documents handy while travelling.
List of Useful Resources
  • Passengers need to visit the official website of the Government and take a note of Covid-19 PCR test validity for traveling on this bus route.

General Covid-19 Guidelines to follow while in Barcelona

Mandatory Mask
Minimum 1 meter of physical distance
Sanitizing hands
Temperature checks at public places

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