The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Bilbao to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 4 buses that leave Bilbao for Madrid every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||200 miles (322 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$40 (€36)|
|Bus providers||Alsa Supra, Alsa or Alsa Premium|
Buses from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles (322 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa Supra, Alsa or Alsa Premium. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $40 (€36), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $40 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4.
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Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
Buses provide an excellent option for those who need to travel from Bilbao to Madrid. There are 21-23 direct buses from Bilbao to Madrid during the week, and as many as 24 services on Saturdays and Sundays. Expect the journey time to be between 4 hours 5 minutes and 5 hours 15 minutes.
Alsa is the sole operator of buses to Madrid from Bilbao. The company offers a daily schedule to both central Madrid and the airport, with air conditioned coaches and plenty of space to relax.
Bus journeys from Bilbao to Madrid will last between 4 hours 5 minutes and 5 hours 15 minutes when no changes are needed. The fastest services run to Barajas Airport, with buses to central Madrid taking 15-20 minutes longer.
There should always be plenty of buses to choose from when traveling from Bilbao to Madrid. Expect 21-23 direct buses from Monday to Friday, and 24 buses on Saturdays and Sundays.
Departure Bus Station: Buses to Madrid could leave from Bilbao's Termibus bus station, or Genxo - Las Mercedes. Termibus is located in the center of the city, right next to San Mames Stadium. The best way for most people to get there is via the Bilbao Metro to San Mames, on foot, or by local buses, which stop right outside the bus station doors. However, Getxo - Las Mercedes could be more convenient for those transferring from ferries or staying near the port. The stop can be found next to the Bay of Biscay, a short 5 minute walk from Areeta Metro Station.
Arrival Bus Station: Buses from Bilbao to Madrid could arrive at Barajas Airport or Madrid Intercity Av. America. Barajas is the city's main international airport, so alighting there is a great idea for anyone catching flights. Coaches from Bilbao will stop at Terminal 4, so leave time for transfers to other terminals if required. Most people headed for the center of Madrid will prefer to take buses to Av. America. Situated near the heart of Madrid, the bus station has direct connections to subway lines 4, 6, 7, and 9, so getting to any part of the capital should be simple.
When departing from Bilbao, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, Bilbao, Abando (Estación) and Bilbao, Calle Luis Briñas / Basurtuko Kaputxinoen kalea. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in bus stations like Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4, Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4, located 12 miles (19.4 km) away from the city centre.
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