Trains from Madrid to Bilbao

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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$58

Average

$66

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to Bilbao will cost around $ 66 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 58.

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16:05Madrid Chamartín5h11 21:16Bilbao-Abando
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$581One-way
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08:00Madrid Chamartín5h04 13:04Bilbao-Abando
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$581One-way
2nd Cheapest
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16:05Madrid Chamartín6h04 22:09Bilbao-Abando
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$741One-way
2nd Cheapest
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08:00Madrid Chamartín6h04 14:04Bilbao-Abando
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$741One-way

Train Times

Madrid to Bilbao

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08:00Madrid Chamartín6h04 14:04Bilbao-Abando
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08:00Madrid Chamartín5h04 13:04Bilbao-Abando
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16:05Madrid Chamartín6h04 22:09Bilbao-Abando
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16:05Madrid Chamartín5h11 21:16Bilbao-Abando
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Sep 18
$58Renfe
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Thu
Sep 19
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Fri
Sep 20
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$146Air Europa
Sat
Sep 21
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$92Air Europa
Sun
Sep 22
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$77Air Europa
Mon
Sep 23
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Tue
Sep 24
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Wed
Sep 25
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Thu
Sep 26
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Fri
Sep 27
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Sat
Sep 28
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$77Air Europa
Sun
Sep 29
$58Renfe
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Mon
Sep 30
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
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Tue
Oct 1
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Wed
Oct 2
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Thu
Oct 3
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Fri
Oct 4
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Sat
Oct 5
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Sun
Oct 6
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Mon
Oct 7
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

5 h 4 m

Average

5 h 35 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

323 km

Of the 4 train that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 323 km distance in an average of 5 h 35 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 5 h 4 m .

The slowest train will take 6 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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08:00Madrid Chamartín5h04 13:04Bilbao-Abando
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$581One-way
2nd Fastest
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16:05Madrid Chamartín5h11 21:16Bilbao-Abando
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$581One-way
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16:05Madrid Chamartín6h04 22:09Bilbao-Abando
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$741One-way
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08:00Madrid Chamartín6h04 14:04Bilbao-Abando
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$741One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Bilbao Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 7 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $46
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Bilbao
Distance:323 km
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe

How to get from Madrid to Bilbao by train?

Two trains leave Madrid Bilbao daily at different times of the day. These train routes complete the journey between the two cities in an average of approximately 5 hours.

What train goes from Madrid to Bilbao?

Renfe is the company in charge of making the journey by train Madrid Bilbao: the trains Alvia are the type of train covering the route.

How long does the train from Madrid to Bilbao?

The direct train from Renfe Madrid Bilbao has an average duration of 5 hours and 5 minutes and leaves from Monday to Saturday at 8:00 the first and the second at 16:05. On Sundays this routine is modified and there is only one train available that leaves at 16:05.

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

The prices for train tickets Madrid Bilbao cost an average of 41.14€.

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Where does the Madrid Bilbao train leave from?

From Puerta de Atocha and Chamartín stations most trains leave Madrid Bilbao. The first one is the main one and the most important, as AVE, national and international Long Distance, Medium Distance and Madrid Suburban lines pass through it. Chamartín is located in the neighbourhood of the same name and covers Long and Medium Distance lines.

The Bilbao-Abando train station is in the centre of the city and is where the Madrid Bilbao trains arrive. Here you can take long-distance and medium-distance lines, as well as being the head of the Bilbao Suburban Railway and having tram, Bilbobus and Bizkabus stops at its facilities. The station has services such as parking, cafeteria, restaurant, car rental office and shops. In addition, it is accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Bilbao
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainMadrid Puerta De Atocha

Amenities

Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

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