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from Bilbao to Madrid

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

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To get from Bilbao to Madrid on Jan 19 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45PMBilbao1h05 09:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$361One-way
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08:45PMBilbao1h05 09:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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05:00PMBilbao-Abando5h06 10:06PMMadrid Chamartín
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$381One-way
09:20AMBilbao-Abando5h08 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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$511One-way
12:30PMBilbao1h05 01:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1181One-way

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Wed
Jan 19
$38Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Thu
Jan 20
$45Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$100Air Europa
Fri
Jan 21
$57Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$65Air Europa
Sat
Jan 22
$51Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa
Sun
Jan 23
$64Renfe Alvia
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Mon
Jan 24
$32Renfe Alvia
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Tue
Jan 25
$25Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$24Air Europa
Wed
Jan 26
$25Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$34Iberia
Thu
Jan 27
$38Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$51Iberia
Fri
Jan 28
$42Renfe Alvia
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Sat
Jan 29
$45Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$24Air Europa
Sun
Jan 30
$57Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$82Air Europa
Mon
Jan 31
$32Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$34Iberia
Tue
Feb 1
$25Renfe Alvia
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Wed
Feb 2
$25Renfe Alvia
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Thu
Feb 3
$25Renfe Alvia
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Fri
Feb 4
$38Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$78Air Europa
Sat
Feb 5
$38Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$24Air Europa
Sun
Feb 6
$57Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$24Air Europa
Mon
Feb 7
$25Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$36Air Europa

Travel Information to Madrid from Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 5 h 6 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $64 (€53) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe Alvia

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 200 miles (322 km) to Madrid from Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air Europa, Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Bilbao to Madrid.

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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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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Bilbao to Madrid?

You can travel from Bilbao to Madrid 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Madrid?

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Madrid is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€18) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is about $42 (€35) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $64 (€53) for this route.

Taking a train is usually $18 (€15) less than taking a bus to Madrid, which costs on average $39 (€32) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way 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 may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 6 min   on average.

What is the distance between Bilbao and Madrid?

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

How many services a day are there to Madrid from Bilbao?

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling between Bilbao and Madrid, where do I depart from Bilbao and where do I arrive in Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Bilbao to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Bilbao, Zorroza and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers take a train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Which travel companies can get me from Bilbao to Madrid?

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

  • You can travel by plane between Bilbao and Madrid with Air Europa, and you can find Air Europa Bilbao to Madrid tickets for $64 (€53) on Omio.
  • You can go to Madrid from Bilbao by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $39 (€32) with Alsa from Bilbao to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can go to Madrid from Bilbao by train with Renfe Alvia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $22 (€18) with Renfe Alvia from Bilbao to Madrid on Omio.

Can I find a direct route from Bilbao to Madrid?

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

  • You can find around 1 direct train per day and travel with Renfe Alvia.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Bilbao to Madrid?

Many of our customers traveling from Bilbao to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!

When should I buy a ticket from Bilbao to Madrid online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Bilbao to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $64 (€53) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $39 (€32) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $22 (€18) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Bilbao to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.