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LONG DISTANCE BUSES IN MADRID

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Buses are no doubt the cheapest way to travel round Spain, and they also have the advantage that they can take you to the most remote towns and villages, where rail does not get at all. There are many bus companies in Madrid, and many destinations are served by more than one company. That's why you can easily get muddled up when trying to arrange your trip. We can help you at this task with some basic information:
The biggest bus station where most companies depart from is the 'Estacion sur de autobuses' (South Bus Station), but there are some companies which have their own terminal and there are also departures from some of Madrid's transport hubs called 'intercambiadores'.

Links to the main bus operators:

MOVELIA--INFO: 902 33 55 33
AUTO RES--INFO:902 02 0052
ALSA --INFO: 902 4222 42
CONTINENTAL AUTO--INFO: 902 330 400
LA SEPULVEDANA--INFO: 902 2222 82
SAMAR--INFO: 902 257 025
AISA (AUTOMNIBUS)--INFO: 902 198 788
DAIBUS--INFO: 902 277 999
ALMERAYA
ESTACIÓN SUR--INFO: 91 468 42 00

Here is a table with the Spanish provinces listed and the companies which serve them:

Destinations
Company
Destinations
Company
Alicante / Albacete/Murcia Alsa (Movelia) León / Palencia / Valladolid

Alsa (Movelia),
Auto Res

Almería Almeraya(Movelia) Málaga Daibus (Movelia)
Avila

La Sepulvedana, Auto Res

Orense / Pontevedra Auto-Res
Badajoz / Cáceres Auto Res Oviedo (Asturias) Alsa (Movelia)
Barcelona

Alsa (Movelia)
Auto Res

Pamplona Continental Auto (Movelia)
Bilbao

Continental Auto
(Movelia)

Salamanca / Zamora Auto-Res
Burgos

Continental Auto (Movelia)

San Sebastián / Vitoria Continental Auto (Movelia)
Cádiz / Córdoba / Huelva / Sevilla Secorbus(Movelia) Santander (Cantabria) Continental Auto (Movelia)
Cuenca / Castellón Auto Res Segovia

La Sepulvedana,
Auto Res

Ciudad Real

Automnibus,
Samar

Soria Continental Auto (Movelia)
Guadalajara

Continental Auto (Movelia)

Tarragona / Zaragoza

Alsa (Movelia)
Samar

Granada Continental Auto (Movelia) Teruel Samar
Jaén La Sepulvedana,
Continental Auto (Movelia)
Toledo

Continental Auto (Movelia),
Samar,
Auto Res

La Coruña / Lugo Alsa Valencia Auto-Res
 

Departures:
Long distance buses depart from different points in the city. Most companies have departures from the big 'Estación Sur' but often, they also have lines leaving from other stations or stops, like the 'intercambiadores' which are big transport hubs. Here you have some information on the main departure points:

Sur Bus Station
(Intercambiador Méndez Alvaro)
Tel. 91 468 42 00
Metro: Méndez Alvaro (L6)
Zone: Embajadores

This is the main bus station in Madrid for long and medium distance travel. It is also called Méndez Alvaro as it is connected to the metro and train station with that name. Together they make a huge transport center. Most long distance bus operators have departures at this station, but specially those travelling southwards.
At the website of the station you can check all their departures: www.estaciondeautobuses.com


Intercambiador Avenida de América
Metro: Avenida de América (L4, 6, 7 and 9)
Zone: Avenida de América
A usual departure point for companies travelling northwards, such as Alsa and Continental Auto both of the Movelia group. They also have departures from other stations in the city.


Intercambiador Plaza de Castilla
Metro: Plaza de Castilla (L1, 9 and 10)
Zone: Castellana
Some departures of the Movelia group --Continental Auto, etc


Conde de Casal - Fernández Shaw, 1
Metro: Conde de Casal (L6)
Tel. 902 020 999
It is the main terminal of the company Auto Res, which also has departures from the Sur Bus Station (Méndez alvaro)
Eastbound destinations: Tarancón, Cuenca, Valencia, Cullera, Gandía, Tabernes, Castellón, Benicasim, Peñíscola, Oropesa and Vinaroz.
Northwestbound: Arévalo, Peñaranda, Salamanca, Medina del Campo, Tordesillas, Toro, Benavente and Zamora.
In Extremadura: Navalmoral, Trujillo, Cáceres, Mérida, Badajoz, Montanchez, Plasencia and Coria.


Paseo de la Florida, 11
Metro: Príncipe Pío (L6, 10 and regional trains)
Zone: Príncipe Pío - Casa de Campo
it is the main terminal of the La Sepulvedana company, connecting with Segovia, Avila and some towns in the Guadarrama Mountains area. They also have departures from Sur Bus Station (Méndez Álvaro) and from Moncloa.