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Travel Information to Madrid from Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$36 - $32
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€28) • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $43 (€37) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe (3)

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 200 miles (322 km) to Madrid from Bilbao. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Bilbao to Madrid.

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from Bilbao to Madrid

How to get from Bilbao to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Bilbao to Madrid is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
08:00AM4h30
Bilbao
12:30PMMadrid
$481One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
08:00AM4h30
Bilbao
12:30PMMadrid
$481One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air Europa
09:05PM1h05
Bilbao Airport (BIO)
10:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2011One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Renfe ALVIA
05:35PM4h38
Bilbao-Abando
10:13PMMadrid Chamartín
$481One-way
0 transfers
Renfe ALVIA
07:00AM4h28
Bilbao-Abando
11:28AMMadrid Chamartín
$651One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
09:00AM4h40
Bilbao
01:40PMMadrid
$481One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
08:00AM4h45
Bilbao
12:45PMMadrid
$481One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
10:00AM4h40
Bilbao
02:40PMMadrid
$481One-way
0 transfers
Air Europa
05:40PM4h55
Bilbao Airport (BIO)
10:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2181One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
08:55AM4h55
Bilbao Airport (BIO)
01:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2461One-way
1 transfer
Air Europa
12:45PM1h05
Bilbao Airport (BIO)
01:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2631One-way
0 transfers

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How to get from Bilbao to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Bilbao to Madrid there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 68,98% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Bilbao to Madrid. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Bilbao to Madrid

You can travel by travel to Madrid from Bilbao with Alsa, Renfe and Vueling Airlines. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Renfe is a Spanish train company that operates throughout the country including trains between Bilbao and Madrid. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed AVE trains, regional trains, and night trains. The AVE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save money and time, as they allow you to travel overnight and arrive at your destination in the morning. Renfe offers several types of tickets, including single tickets, return tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Renfe are Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Seville, and Madrid-Valencia. These routes offer travelers the chance to explore some of Spain's most beautiful cities in comfort and style.

    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.

        FAQs: Travel from Bilbao to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel 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.
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        There are 3 travel options between Bilbao and Madrid. You can take a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Madrid from Bilbao is a bus with an average price of $32 (€28).

        This is compared to other travel options from Bilbao to Madrid:

        A bus is () less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Bilbao to Madrid costing on average ().

        A bus is $11 (€9) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Bilbao to Madrid costing on average $43 (€37).

        A bus is $3 (€3) less than a train with an average ticket price of $36 (€31) from Bilbao to Madrid.

        The quickest way to travel between Bilbao and Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 4 h 15 min.

        Taking a train requires on average 4 h 28 min of travel time.

        The distance is approximately 200 miles (322 km) from Bilbao to Madrid.

        The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Madrid is:

        • Around 11 buses per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Madrid from Bilbao as scheduled services by bus, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bilbao to Madrid:

        • Buses mostly leave from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Flights mostly leave from Bilbao Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Trains from Bilbao to Madrid most often leave from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bilbao to Madrid:

        • You can travel by bus from Bilbao to Madrid with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Autobuses La Unión, and you can find Alsa Bilbao to Madrid tickets for $32 (€28) on Omio.
        • You can travel from Bilbao to Madrid by flight with Air Europa, Iberia, Air Nostrum or Vueling Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $43 (€37) with Air Europa from Bilbao to Madrid.
        • You can go to Madrid from Bilbao by train with Renfe (3), Renfe ALVIA or Renfe. You'll see cheap train tickets for $36 (€31) with Renfe ALVIA from Bilbao to Madrid on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Bilbao to Madrid with the following travel companies:

        • Direct buses with Alsa or Alsa Supra with 7 direct buses per day.

        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 from Bilbao to Madrid.

        Looking to extend your trip from Bilbao to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Bilbao to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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