Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid

From Barcelona to Madrid

Travel by coach from Barcelona to Madrid with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Barcelona to Madrid by coach at the best rate guaranteed. And if you buy your tickets in advance at you can avail of our cheapest deals.

Useful information

  • Frequency: Over 10 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 1.30am and 8.30pm.
  • Distance between cities: 613 km (380 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 7.20h and 7.50h hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Barcelona and Madrid

Coaches travelling from Barcelona to Madrid depart from the Estació Nord bus station.

All stations are connected to the public transport network (metro and bus) and have public parking. Your journey will end either at the Avenida de América transport hub, the Estación Sur bus station or the Madrid Barajas - T4 Airport.

What to see in Barcelona

A cosmopolitan city with a mild Mediterranean climate awaits you in Barcelona, a city where to enjoy your time on the beach or while taking a pleasant walk. At the Ramblas you will find a plethora of different cultures and busking performances. Great architectural works designed by Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Família or the Güell Park embellish the streets of Barcelona. You will enjoy the best view from the top of Montjuïc hill, where you will be able to spot the Anella Olímpica ("Olympic Ring") and the Olympic Stadium.

What to see in Madrid

The Spanish capital boasts a huge range of cultural and sightseeing options. You can drop into one of its museums, such as the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofía national art centre, or take a stroll through its famous streets, from the Puerta del Sol to the Gran Vía, enjoying the architecture of the Royal Palace, and the Fountains of Neptune and Cybele.