Barcelona to Madrid

Barcelona to Madrid

  Sep 25, 2021, 10 trips (41 – 0)

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1h 25m First: 6:00 Last: 21:20

From 41
BCN Barcelona Airport
1h 25m flight #VY1002 with Vueling
MAD Madrid Airport
From 57 per adult

Barcelona to Madrid Schedule

Barcelona to Madrid Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air Europa Economy #UX770611:50 - 13:25€ 63.24
Vueling Economy #VY975113:15 - 14:40€ 147.39
Iberia Economy #IB175117:50 - 19:15€ 70.38
Iberia Economy #IB212121:20 - 22:45€ 96.90
Air Europa Economy #UX770820:30 - 22:05€ 33.66

Transportation from Barcelona to Madrid

How to get from Barcelona to Madrid

When you want to get from Barcelona to Madrid, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 129.54. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as EUR 40.67.

How far is Barcelona from Madrid?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Barcelona to Madrid. Your trip will be a total of 387 miles (622 km). The flying distance is 413 miles (663 km).

How long does it take to get from Barcelona to Madrid?

The travel time from Barcelona to Madrid can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 20 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Barcelona to Madrid?

The cost of the trip from Barcelona to Madrid varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Alsa: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as EUR 40.67 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 129.54.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Barcelona to Madrid:

  • Bus tickets - EUR 40.94 to EUR 58.84;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 53.73 to EUR 129.63;

How many trips per day are there between Barcelona and Madrid?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Barcelona to Madrid depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 01:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Madrid. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is EUR 53.73.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Barcelona to Madrid
Air Europa, Iberia, Vueling


Taking a bus from Barcelona to Madrid is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Barcelona to Madrid

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Barcelona to Madrid? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.