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Journey Summary

Bilbao to Madrid Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 44 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £29
Buses depart from:Bilbao
Bus arrives in:Madrid
Distance:323 km
Bus Companies:Alsa
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Travel with Alsa and FlixBus from Bilbao to Madrid

Buy your official Alsa and FlixBus coach tickets between Bilbao and Madrid from £30 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

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Enjoy one of the most comfortable travel experiences at a budget price with a coach between Bilbao and Madrid with Alsa. The Alsa coach covers 200 miles (322 km) from Bilbao to Madrid at prices starting as low as £30. Alsa even has different ticket types on select routes for the budget traveller in mind, including Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares. Simply check Omio for Alsa coach timetables and tickets and book the best Bilbao - Madrid coach for you.

As Spain’s main coach operator offering thousands of regional and urban routes throughout the country, plus more than 300 international routes in 16 different European countries and Morocco, Alsa offers an impressive fleet of coaches with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal coach with free WiFi, WCs, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium coaches provide more luxurious services when travelling by road, depending on the specific route.

Alsa has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Alsa tickets between Bilbao and Madrid and when travelling by coach:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Coach from Bilbao to Madrid  

Coaches from Bilbao to Madrid are the next best alternative to taking a flight as no direct trains operate between these two cities. An average of 26 different connections are active every day and departure times are staggered throughout most of the day. All services are direct with the fastest taking four hours and five minutes to arrive at its destination.  

How long is the journey by bus from Bilbao to Madrid?  

There are no changeovers required for any of the coaches from Bilbao to Madrid. However, there is some disparity in terms of journey time. The fastest services take just over four hours, while the longest can take as long as five hours and ten minutes. While there is no absolute rule for why this is the case, journeys from the less usual start point, Cruz Roja Ereaga, tend to involve a longer journey time.  

How many coaches are there from Bilbao to Madrid?  

On average, there are 26 coaches from Bilbao to Madrid to choose from each day. While services do not depart around the clock, most are staggered throughout the day starting from the latter hours of the morning. Departures usually continue until just before midnight, with more connection times clustered during the afternoon hours than any other period.  

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Bilbao to Madrid?  

Departure bus station: There are two start points for coaches from Bilbao to Madrid. The first is the main bus station, Bilbao Intermodal (formerly called Termibus), from which the majority of coaches to Madrid depart. It is just under one mile from the city center and trams and metro stops are nearby as well as food services and hostels. The second start point is Cruz Roja Ereaga, a pick up point in the town of Getxo, which is located eight miles outside of Bilbao.  

Arrival bus station: The majority of connections terminate in Madrid Interc. Av América or Avenida de America station. This station houses both trains and buses and is located very near the city center. As first and foremost a transport hub, it does not offer many services but passengers can take a variety of metro lines, buses or taxi services from here. The second termination point is terminal 4 of Barajas Airport, where buses, taxis, currency exchange and a pharmacy are all available.   

Which coach providers travel from Bilbao to Madrid?  

All coaches from Bilbao to Madrid are operated by Alsa, a provider that operates throughout Europe with a large number of routes covered in Portugal, France and Germany. It also offers connections between most Spanish cities. Alsa also connect to a number of important airports and indeed some connections from Bilbao to Madrid disembark at one of the city's major airports, Barajas.  

Alsa Bilbao to Madrid  

Alsa buses depart from Bilbao for Madrid throughout the day. While the vast majority of these services are considered by the company to be 'normal' buses with limited onboard facilities, a number of what are called 'Premium' routes are also available. These offer a significantly extended list of facilities on-board.  

Bilbao to Madrid Coach: Services on Board  

Alsa coaches from Bilbao to Madrid are divided into normal and premium routes. Normal services are standard buses that offer free WiFi and an onboard toilet. Premium buses offer more comfortable seats, a touch-activated tv screen, tables, power sockets and other service options. Luggage allowances on Alsa buses extends to a maximum of 30kg per passenger with overhead storage for small bags and undercarriage storage compartments for larger items. There are usually four bike storage spots on each bus that must be booked in advance. Pets that weigh less than 10kg can also travel but must be kept an appropriate carrier and booked in advance. Guide dogs are exempt from this but passengers must bring suitable paperwork for the dog and keep it on a leash. For those requiring special assistance, Alsa has in place what they call their Accessibility Plan. This is a comprehensive service designed to make their coaches as accessible as possible. Options include the reservation of seats near doors where necessary and a dedicated phone service for locating buses with lifting platforms for those confined to or in need of a wheelchair. 

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Buses from Bilbao to Madrid
Take the bus 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.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest coach between Bilbao and Madrid?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Bilbao and Madrid for as little as £30  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Bilbao to Madrid?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Bilbao to Madrid coach prices are on average £30  one way.
What is the distance by coach from Bilbao to Madrid?
You should expect to travel around 200 miles (322 km)  to Madrid from Bilbao by coach.
What is the average Bilbao to Madrid coach duration?
The coach time to Madrid from Bilbao is on average 4 h 40 min  for the 200 miles (322 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Bilbao and Madrid by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Bilbao to Madrid coach leave from? Which Madrid coach station do I come into from Bilbao?

Some of the Bilbao coach stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Madrid include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bilbao-Abando   and arriving in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Where is the Bilbao coach station located? Where is the Madrid coach station located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Madrid.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Bilbao to Madrid?
When taking a coach from Bilbao to Madrid, you can count on Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Flixbus for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Madrid from Bilbao and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Are there any Bilbao to Madrid direct coaches?
Yes, there are direct coaches from Bilbao to Madrid, and you can find a direct coach for this journey with Alsa  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first coach depart from Bilbao to Madrid? When does the last coach depart from Bilbao to Madrid?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Bilbao to Madrid, the first coach leaves at 06: 00. If you prefer late night coaches from Bilbao to Madrid, the last coach of the day leaves at 14: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from Bilbao to Madrid times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets from Bilbao to Madrid for the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket between Bilbao and Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £30 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Bilbao to Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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