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Train Information from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$52 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles (322 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 6 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $38 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $52 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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Renfe trains between Bilbao and Madrid

Find the best trains from Bilbao to Madrid with Omio's travel partners Renfe from $38 (€30). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

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

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    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
    How much does a cheap train to Madrid from Bilbao cost?
    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 $38 (€30)  one way.
    How much is a train ticket from Bilbao to Madrid?
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bilbao to Madrid train to cost on average $52 (€42)  one way.
    What is the distance to Madrid from Bilbao by train?
    The Bilbao to Madrid train distance is approximately 200 miles (322 km).
    How long is a train to Madrid from Bilbao on average?
    On average the Bilbao to Madrid train travel time is 5 h 6 min  for the 200 miles (322 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    When traveling by train from Bilbao to Madrid, which train station in Bilbao do I depart from and which train station in Madrid do I arrive in?

    When departing from Bilbao, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route 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.

    Where is the train station in Bilbao to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Bilbao-Abando, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Bilbao. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

    What train providers offer a service from Bilbao to Madrid?
    For the best Bilbao to Madrid train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Bilbao and Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Are there any nonstop train services from Bilbao to Madrid?
    Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Bilbao to Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    How many train services per day are there to Madrid from Bilbao?
    The average number of trains departing Bilbao for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When is the earliest train from Bilbao to Madrid? When is the last train from Bilbao to Madrid?
    The earliest train departing from Bilbao to Madrid leaves at 7: 20 AM. The last train departing from Bilbao to Madrid leaves at 3: 00 PM. You can find the latest Bilbao to Madrid train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Bilbao to Madrid to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Bilbao to Madrid is on average $52 (€42) if you purchase 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 journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Bilbao and Madrid available a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Bilbao
    Madrid
    Bilbao-Abando
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