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from Madrid to Bilbao

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Bilbao on Sep 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 03:45PMBilbao
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$401One-way
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11:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 03:45PMBilbao
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$401One-way
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10:00AMMadrid4h40 02:40PMBilbao
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$401One-way
03:30PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h45 08:15PMBilbao
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$401One-way
04:00PMMadrid4h45 08:45PMBilbao
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$401One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Sep 27
$63Renfe
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$172Air Europa
Tue
Sep 28
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$98Air Europa
Wed
Sep 29
$50Renfe
$40Alsa
$98Air Europa
Thu
Sep 30
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$79Air Europa
Fri
Oct 1
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$116Air Europa
Sat
Oct 2
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$79Air Europa
Sun
Oct 3
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Air Europa
Mon
Oct 4
$44Renfe
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$98Air Europa
Tue
Oct 5
$38Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Air Europa
Wed
Oct 6
$38Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Air Europa
Thu
Oct 7
$50Renfe
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$67Air Europa
Fri
Oct 8
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$98Air Europa
Sat
Oct 9
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$98Air Europa
Sun
Oct 10
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Air Europa
Mon
Oct 11
$50Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Iberia
Tue
Oct 12
$57Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Iberia
Wed
Oct 13
$31Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Iberia
Thu
Oct 14
$38Renfe
$40Alsa
$67Air Europa
Fri
Oct 15
$38Renfe
$40Alsa
$42Iberia
Sat
Oct 16
$25Renfe
$40Alsa
$42Iberia
Sun
Oct 17
$50Renfe
$40Alsa
$42Air Europa

Travel Information between Madrid and Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $40 (€32) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€44) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 200 miles (322 km) from Madrid to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air Europa, Alsa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Madrid to Bilbao.

How to get from Madrid to Bilbao

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Madrid to Bilbao there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 73,71% 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 Madrid to Bilbao. 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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Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Bilbao
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
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