Bilbao to Madrid train

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05:00PMBilbao-Abando5h08 10:08PMMadrid Chamartín
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Fastest train times from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for May 22

Fastest Journey

5 h 8 m

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5 h 8 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

323 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Bilbao for Madrid every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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05:00PMBilbao-Abando5h08 10:08PMMadrid Chamartín
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Overview: Train from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$49 (€44)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles (322 km) long route taking on average 5 h 8 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $49 (€44), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $36 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies: Renfe from Bilbao to Madrid trains

Travel between Bilbao and Madrid from $36 (€32) with Omio’s train partners Renfe! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Bilbao to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Travel in Renfe train from Bilbao to Madrid with Omio

    If you are planning a trip on the Bilbao Madrid train you can book your train ticket with Omio easily and comfortably in just one click. In our search engine select the city of departure and arrival and compare the prices and schedules that best suit you for your next trip. Book directly from app de Omio or our web.

    How to get from Bilbao to Madrid by train?

    Between the cities of Bilbao and Madrid Renfe operates with 2 direct connections a day and 2 more transhipment routes. So there are 4 journeys that are made daily reducing the number to 3 on Saturdays and Sundays. The direct connections are covered by the Alvia train, in the case of those that require transfer the route is operated by an Alvia de Renfe from Bilbao to Zaragoza-Delicias and from Zaragoza to Madrid it is the high-speed AVE train that makes the remaining journey.

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    Which train goes from Bilbao to Madrid?

    The trains that run between Bilbao and Madrid are the Alvia and AVE according to the type of journey chosen. For those who travel directly from Bilbao to Madrid by train, the Alvia are the ones who cover the route. Transfers are made in Zaragoza-Delicias and the AVE make the rest of the journey to Madrid.

    How long does the train from Bilbao to Madrid take?

    The journey time of Renfe Bilbao Madrid varies according to the time of departure and whether transfers are required. The direct route lasts 5 hours and 8 minutes with the first train in the morning, reducing the journey to 5 hours and 6 minutes in the afternoon. On the other hand, the connection with transshipment lasts 6 hours and 40 minutes.

    At what time does the first and last train Bilbao Madrid of the day leave?

    The first Renfe leaves Bilbao at 6:30, but does not go directly to Madrid. On the other hand, the direct connection departs at 9:20. The last train is at 17:00 and no transfers are required.

    How much does the train ticket from Bilbao to Madrid cost?

    The price of the Bilbao Madrid train ticket varies according to the time the train leaves and how much notice is purchased. According to our database, the average price of the Renfe Bilbao Madrid train ticket is 21.99€ but the price usually increases when you choose the transfer route, which can cost around 69.90€.

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    Where does the Bilbao Madrid train leave from?

    Trains leave from Bilbao-Abando. In order to access the station you can take the 1 and 2 metro lines.

    On the other hand, the train arrives at Chamartín station if it is the direct route and at Atocha station if it is not. Chamartín is connected to lines 1 and 10 and to the suburbs. All suburban lines can also be accessed from Atocha station as well as metro line 1.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Bilbao to Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid 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 Bilbao to Madrid.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Bilbao to Madrid for the next 7 days starting from $36 (€32)  one way.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Bilbao to Madrid train price to come in at an average of $49 (€44)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 200 miles (322 km)  to Madrid from Bilbao by train.
    The train time to Madrid from Bilbao is on average 5 h 8 min  for the 200 miles (322 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Bilbao to Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When departing from Bilbao, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers book a train from Bilbao-Abando   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Bilbao-Abando, located approximately 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city center of Bilbao. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from its city center.

    When taking a train from Bilbao to Madrid, you can count on Renfe or Renfe ALVIA for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Bilbao to Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, you can search for direct trains from Bilbao to Madrid on Omio with Renfe Alvia, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
    You can take the first train from Bilbao to Madrid at 7: 20 AM. The last train from Bilbao to Madrid that you can take departs at 4: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Bilbao to Madrid schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Bilbao to Madrid is on average $49 (€44) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Bilbao-Abando is the most popular Bilbao railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bilbao for your trip to Madrid.

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