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Flight Information between Madrid and Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h
priceAverage plane ticket price$114 (€92)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesIberia or Air Europa

Flights from Madrid to Bilbao cover the 200 miles (322 km) long trip taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like Iberia or Air Europa. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $114 (€92), you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as $55 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Bilbao.

Iberia
Air Europa

Iberia is Spain’s leading airline, headquartered in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas in Madrid, offering flights around Europe and across the world. It offers different fares for your next flight between Madrid and Bilbao including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.

Book your Iberia Madrid to Bilbao flight with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Iberia’s up-to-date flight schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Madrid to Bilbao routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Iberia plane tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Madrid and Bilbao is 200 miles (322 km), and the best price for a one-way Madrid - Bilbao Iberia plane ticket starts at $77 (€62) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Iberia ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by plane. Waiting in a line at the airport to purchase your plane ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your plane tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Iberia!

Iberia has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees waived for trips between May 28 and June 30, 2020. Flexible condition for flights until August 31, as long as they were booked before May 28, 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Flights from Madrid to Bilbao

From early morning there are scheduled flights between Madrid and Bilbao, up to a total of 30 a day. Practically, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. there is 1 departure every hour. The fastest trip is made in 1 hour, although there are other trips with stopovers that take more than 24 hours.

What airlines fly from Madrid to Bilbao?

The fastest Madrid Bilbao flights are managed by Iberia and Air Europa. These are direct journeys which, logically, are the most interesting in terms of comfort. In addition, these same companies and others, such as Vueling, British Airways and TAP Portugal, make journeys with stopovers.

How long is the flight from Madrid to Bilbao?

The fastest Madrid Bilbao flights make this trip in 1 hour. The distance between the two capitals is 412 kilometers, which translates into a comfortable journey. However, there are also longer flights with stopovers, which stop in cities such as Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, London and Lisbon.

How many flights from Madrid to Bilbao?

There are 30 Madrid Bilbao flights available to travellers every day. Of the 9 live, 5 leave in the morning, 2 in the afternoon and 2 in the evening. In general, the most frequent schedules are morning and afternoon, with a total of 13 options each, while the remaining 4 go out at night.

Which are the airports of departure and arrival for flights from Madrid to Bilbao?

Airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas: arriving at this airport by urban transport is quite comfortable, as you can choose between metro line 8, suburban trains C1 and C10 or bus lines 101, 200 and 203. Thus, its location 12 kilometers from downtown Madrid is no handicap for mobility. It has very complete facilities, full of shops and restaurants, information boards, car rental companies, a huge car park and preferential rooms.

Bilbao Airport : by chance, the destination airport is also 12 kilometres from the centre of your city. Connection by public transport is guaranteed thanks to Bizkaiabus line A3247. The presence of fashion shops, gifts, food and duty free, the possibility of buying lottery or press and the presence of local restaurants improve the experience of travelers.

Cheap flights from Madrid to Bilbao: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 51 €
2 weeks earlier 42 €21%
3 weeks earlier 39 €31%
1 month before 40 €28.%
2 months earlier 41 €24%
3 months earlier 38 €34%


When it comes to booking flights, planning ahead always pays off! Both scheduled and low-cost airlines often release promotional prices and discounted fares—so by buying in advance—you can get access to the cheapest airline tickets. Use Omio to check prices and flight offers Madrid - Bilbao: look for the most attractive fares and choose the most suitable solution for you. But hurry up—if you want to buy cheaper airline tickets from Madrid to Bilbao timing is everything.

Flight prices can fluctuate massively. However, we have studied price trends to help you find cheap flights from Madrid to Bilbao and save as much as possible on ticket prices. In general, when you book a flight:

  • Buying your air tickets from Madrid to Bilbao 3 weeks in advance means you could save up to 31% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a flight from Madrid - Bilbao 2 months in advance you save up to about 24% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance you could save up to 34%
  • Check back to our website where you can explore airline offers and cheap flights to travel all over Europe, the U.S. and Canada.

Travel Tips

Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Take a flight to Bilbao easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Bilbao.
FAQs
How much are cheap flights from Madrid to Bilbao?
Omio customers have found cheap plane tickets to Bilbao from Madrid for as low as $55 (€44)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a flight ticket from Madrid to Bilbao?
The Madrid to Bilbao plane ticket price is on average $114 (€92)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How many miles is it from Madrid to Bilbao by flight?
You should expect to travel around 200 miles (322 km)  between Madrid and Bilbao by plane.
How long is a flight from Madrid to Bilbao on average?
On average the Madrid to Bilbao flight travel time is 1 h  for the 200 miles (322 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which airport for the flight from Madrid to Bilbao do I fly out of? Which Bilbao airport from Madrid do I arrive in?

Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Madrid Barajas Airport   to Bilbao.

Where do I find the Madrid airport for the flight to Bilbao? Where is the Bilbao airport?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their flights from Madrid Barajas Airport and need to travel around 7 miles (12 km) from the city center to get to this airport.

Passengers arriving in Bilbao most often land in Bilbao and need to travel about 2 miles (4 km) from this airport to reach the city center. You can check for public transit connections, airport shuttles or taxi service options available from Bilbao to get you to the city center of Bilbao.

Which airlines can get me from Madrid to Bilbao?
For the best Madrid to Bilbao flight to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Iberia or Air Europa. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services between Madrid and Bilbao to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct flight from Madrid to Bilbao?
Yes, there are direct flights between Madrid and Bilbao, and you can find a direct flight for this trip with Air Europa or Iberia  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first flight depart from Madrid to Bilbao? When does the last flight depart from Madrid to Bilbao?
You can take the first flight from Madrid to Bilbao at 4: 40 AM. The last flight from Madrid to Bilbao that you can take departs at 5: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest flight from Madrid to Bilbao schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase a plane ticket from Madrid to Bilbao to get the best deals?
You can find flights between Madrid and Bilbao to cost on average $114 (€92) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Bilbao flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.