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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Bilbao to Madrid will cost around $ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 39.
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5 h 16 m
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Of the 19 buses that leave Bilbao for Madrid every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 323 km distance in an average of 5 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 10 m .
The slowest buses will take 8 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||200 miles (322 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$39 (€32)|
|Bus companies||Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Flixbus|
Buses from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles (322 km) long route taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $39 (€32), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $39 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Travel to Madrid from Bilbao from $39 (€32) with Omio’s bus partners Alsa and FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Bilbao to Madrid are the following:
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 taking the bus to Madrid from Bilbao, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. Your trip can end in bus stations such as Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Bilbao-Abando, located approximately 0.2 miles (339 m) from the city center of Bilbao. The most popular arrival bus station in Madrid, called Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from its city center.
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