|Distance||200 miles (322 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 6 min|
|Average train ticket price||$52 (€42)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
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.
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 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:
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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..
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.
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.
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.
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€..
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.
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.
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.
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