How to get from Bilbao to Madrid by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Bilbao to Madrid is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||200 miles (322 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight|
|Popular travel companies||Vueling|
Travel 200 miles (322 km) by flight from Bilbao to Madrid. Vueling is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Bilbao to Madrid.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $34 (€31). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel 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 travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.
Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
Iberia is Spain’s leading airline, headquartered in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas in Madrid, offering flights around Europe and across the world. It offers different fares for your next travel to Madrid from Bilbao including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.
Travel Bilbao to Madrid by flight.
Going by bus is the quickest way from Bilbao to Madrid with an average travel time of 3 h 55 min.
Madrid is approximately 200 miles (322 km) away from Bilbao.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bilbao to Madrid:
The following travel company offer services from Bilbao to Madrid:
Yes, there is a direct route available from Bilbao to Madrid:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Madrid from Bilbao.
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