Madrid to Barcelona

Madrid to Barcelona

 

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Transportation from Madrid to Barcelona

  • Flights
    € 61.40
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Buses are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

How to get from Madrid to Barcelona

When you want to get from Madrid to Barcelona, 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 Flight 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 113.73. 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 Madrid from Barcelona?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Madrid to Barcelona. Your trip will be a total of 385 miles (618 km). The flying distance is 404 miles (650 km).

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

The travel time from Madrid to Barcelona can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 25 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Madrid to Barcelona 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 113.73.

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

  • Bus tickets - EUR 40.94 to EUR 58.84;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 61.40 to EUR 113.42;

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

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

  • Flights from Madrid to Barcelona depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:14 - 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?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Barcelona. 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 61.40.

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 Madrid to Barcelona
Air Europa, Iberia, Vueling, Wizz Air

Buses

Taking a bus from Madrid to Barcelona 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 Madrid to Barcelona

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Madrid to Barcelona? 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.