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Journey Summary

Bilbao to Madrid Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 44 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $41
Buses depart from:Bilbao
Bus arrives in:Madrid
Distance:323 km
Bus Companies:Alsa
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Bilbao to Madrid with Alsa and FlixBus

Alsa and FlixBus buses will get you between Bilbao and Madrid from $41 (€32). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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You’ll be sure to find the best bus from Bilbao to Madrid with Alsa, the main bus company in Spain offering a multitude of bus routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s bus schedules and bus tickets between Bilbao and Madrid and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey. The distance from Bilbao to Madrid by bus is around 200 miles (322 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this trip costs as little as $41 (€32).

Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your bus ride. 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.

When you buy your Alsa bus tickets from Bilbao to Madrid don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Bilbao to Madrid

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.

Which bus companies travel from Bilbao to Madrid?

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.

How long is the bus from Bilbao to Madrid?

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.

How many buses are there from Bilbao to Madrid?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Bilbao to Madrid?

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.

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FAQs
How much do cheap bus tickets to Madrid from Bilbao cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Madrid from Bilbao for as low as $41 (€32)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the bus between Bilbao and Madrid on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $41 (€32)  for a bus ticket from Bilbao to Madrid.
How far is it from Bilbao to Madrid by bus?
The bus distance from Bilbao to Madrid is around 200 miles (322 km).
What is the Bilbao to Madrid bus travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 200 miles (322 km) from Bilbao to Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Bilbao to Madrid bus journey time is on average 4 h 40 min.
What is the departure bus station in Bilbao and arrival bus station in Madrid?

When taking the bus from Bilbao to Madrid, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. Your route can end in bus stations such as Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, 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.

Where is the Bilbao bus station located? Where is the Madrid bus station located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Bilbao-Abando, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

What bus providers offer a service between Bilbao and Madrid?
Take the Bilbao to Madrid bus with Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route from Bilbao to Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first bus from Bilbao to Madrid? When can I take the last bus for the day?
You can take the first bus from Bilbao to Madrid at 6: 00 AM. The last bus from Bilbao to Madrid that you can take departs at 2: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Bilbao to Madrid schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I buy bus tickets to Madrid from Bilbao to score the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Bilbao to Madrid is on average $41 (€32) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets to Madrid from Bilbao available a few months in advance.
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