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If you’re looking for buses from Barcelona to Madrid, you’ve come to the right place.

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Barcelona to Madrid by bus

Looking for a return journey by bus? See buses from Madrid to Barcelona. If you'd prefer to take the train, check out trains from Barcelona to Madrid.

How long does the bus take from Barcelona to Madrid?

On average, the bus takes approximately 7 hours and 57 minutes to get from Barcelona to Madrid. The fastest journey by bus from Barcelona to Madrid is 7 hours and 20 minutes, however, your journey time may vary depending on traffic conditions along the route.

What time is the first bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

The first bus from Barcelona to Madrid leaves at 05:08. Some popular routes may run throughout the night with a reduced timetable, and some services may be reduced on weekends and public holidays. Use our bus journey planner to search for your specific journey.

What time is the last bus from Barcelona to Madrid?

The last bus from Barcelona to Madrid leaves at 23:10. Some popular routes may run throughout the night with a reduced timetable, and some services may be reduced on weekends and public holidays. Use our bus journey planner to search for your specific journey.

How far is it from Barcelona to Madrid by bus?

The bus journey from Barcelona to Madrid by road is approximately 314 miles (506 km).

Which bus companies can I travel with from Barcelona to Madrid?

You can travel by bus from Barcelona to Madrid with ALSA. Continue scrolling to find the one that has the features and facilities to suit your needs or use our journey planner above to find the times you need to travel.

Onboard facilities

You can travel from Barcelona to Madrid with ALSA. Use the tabs below to find more information about the facilities onboard for each carrier.

Are there power sockets available onboard Alsa buses?

220V electrical outlets and USB plugs integrated into the seats on premium class buses only. Some newer buses may be fitted with electrical outlets, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Is there WiFi available onboard Alsa buses?

WiFi is available for free on most Alsa buses.

Are Alsa buses air conditioned?

All Alsa buses are equipped with air conditioning for a comfortable ride.

Do Alsa buses have disabled access facilities?

Some Alsa buses have disabled access facilities. If you need access for people with reduced mobility, we recommend calling the bus company directly before booking, at least 48 hours before departure, in order to organise the required assistance and confirm your travel requirements.

How much luggage can I take onboard?

Alsa passengers can take a suitcase of up to 30kg for domestic journeys (25kg for international itineraries) free of charge, and on national routes in Spain you can book extra luggage with the same weight limit, for an additional cost of €3. If you have oversized luggage or you're unsure, you should call the bus company direct before booking with us.

Can I get or take a child seat onboard?

If you are traveling with a child under 3 years of age, you will need to bring your own car seat on board - please note that you will need to install the child seat yourself.

Do these buses have toilets onboard?

Yes, all Alsa buses have toilets onboard.

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