Bilbao to Madrid train

Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Bilbao to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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07:00AMBilbao-Abando4h28 11:28AMMadrid Chamartín
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741One-way

Train schedule from Bilbao to Madrid

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07:00AMBilbao-Abando4h28 11:28AMMadrid Chamartín
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Fastest train times from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Feb 04

Fastest Journey

4 h 28 m

Average

4 h 28 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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07:00AMBilbao-Abando4h28 11:28AMMadrid Chamartín
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Overview: Train from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$56 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles (322 km) long route taking on average 4 h 28 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $56 (€49), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $35 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train companies: Renfe from Bilbao to Madrid trains

For as little as $35 (€31) you can travel by train to Madrid from Bilbao with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this 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.

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    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 Tips: 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 between Bilbao and Madrid for the next 7 days starting from $35 (€31)  one way.
    The train price from Bilbao to Madrid is on average $56 (€49)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    The train distance from Bilbao to Madrid is around 200 miles (322 km).
    On average the Bilbao to Madrid train time is 4 h 28 min  covering the 200 miles (322 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    There are a few train stations in Bilbao to start your route from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. In Madrid you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Bilbao-Abando and need to travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city center.

    If you're looking for trains from Bilbao to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe or Renfe ALVIA to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Bilbao to Madrid route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are direct trains between Bilbao and Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe Alvia  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there is 1 train a day from Bilbao to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the earliest train from Bilbao to Madrid at 4: 35 PM   or take the last train from Bilbao to Madrid leaving at 4: 35 PM. Look for the latest Bilbao to Madrid train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
    If you purchase the Bilbao to Madrid train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $56 (€49). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Madrid from Bilbao. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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