Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona
Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona

From Madrid to Barcelona

Travel by coach from Madrid to Barcelona with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Madrid to Barcelona 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 20 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 1:00 am and 11:59 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 613 km (380 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 7.20 and 7.50 hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Madrid and Barcelona

Coaches travelling from Madrid to Barcelona depart from either the Avenida de América transport hub, the Estación Sur bus station or from the Madrid Barajas Airport – T4.

All stations are connected to the public transport network (metro and bus) and have public parking. Your journey will end at the Estació Nord Barcelona bus station, located on Carrer Alí Bei, 80.

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.

What to see in Barcelona

A cosmopolitan atmosphere and mild Mediterranean climate await you in Barcelona, where you can enjoy pleasant strolls along the beach. Las Ramblas offers a wide array of cultures to take in as you enjoy the displays put on by the many street performers that have made it their spot. Gaudí’s impressive creations fill the city's streets with beauty, such as the Sagrada Familia and the picturesque Güell Park. For the best views it is best to climb Montjuïc, where you will also get to see the Olympic Ring and Stadium.