Bilbao to Madrid coach

Cheap bus tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Cheapest

£30

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£31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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09:00Bilbao5h10 14:10Madrid, Estación Sur
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£301One-way
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12:00Bilbao4h45 16:45Madrid
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£301One-way
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14:00Bilbao4h40 18:40Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£301One-way
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18:00Bilbao4h15 22:15Madrid
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£301One-way
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01:00Bilbao4h45 05:45Madrid
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£301One-way

Bus Timetable Bilbao to Madrid

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01:00Bilbao4h45 05:45Madrid
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01:00Bilbao4h30 05:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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08:00Bilbao4h30 12:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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08:00Bilbao4h45 12:45Madrid
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08:15Bilbao6h55 15:10Madrid
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08:15Bilbao6h45 15:00Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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08:30Bilbao6h30 15:00Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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08:30Bilbao6h40 15:10Madrid
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09:00Bilbao5h10 14:10Madrid, Estación Sur
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09:00Bilbao4h10 13:10Madrid
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09:00Bilbao4h40 13:40Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:00Bilbao4h40 14:40Madrid
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12:00Bilbao4h45 16:45Madrid
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14:00Bilbao4h40 18:40Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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14:00Bilbao4h50 18:50Madrid
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15:00Bilbao4h10 19:10Madrid
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16:00Bilbao4h45 20:45Madrid
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16:15Bilbao6h30 22:45Madrid
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18:00Bilbao4h15 22:15Madrid
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Bus times from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

Average

5 h 9 m

Buses per day

19

Distance

323 km

Of the 19 buses that leave Bilbao for Madrid every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:00Bilbao4h10 13:10Madrid
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£391One-way
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15:00Bilbao4h10 19:10Madrid
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£401One-way
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18:00Bilbao4h15 22:15Madrid
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£301One-way
08:00Bilbao4h30 12:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£301One-way
01:00Bilbao4h30 05:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Overview: Coach from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£30 (€33)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesAlsa Supra, Alsa, Alsa Premium or Infobus

Coaches from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles (322 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa Supra, Alsa, Alsa Premium or Infobus. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £30, but the average price of coach tickets is £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Coach companies: Alsa Bilbao to Madrid

Travel from Bilbao to Madrid from £30 with Omio’s coach partners Alsa! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Alsa

Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator 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 coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

  • Average Price: £30

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. 

Travel Tips: Coach to Madrid from Bilbao

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
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Bilbao and Madrid to cost as little as £30  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bilbao to Madrid coach to cost on average £30  one way.
You should expect to travel around 200 miles (322 km)  between Bilbao and Madrid by coach.
While the time it takes to travel 200 miles (322 km) to Madrid from Bilbao can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Bilbao to Madrid is on average 4 h 15 min.

When departing from Bilbao, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Abando (Estación). When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.

Omio customers book a coach from Bilbao-Abando   to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Bilbao-Abando and need to travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel around 3 miles (4.9 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

When taking a coach from Bilbao to Madrid, you can count on Alsa Supra, Alsa, Alsa Premium or Infobus 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.
Yes, there is 1 direct coach per day from Bilbao to Madrid. You can look to travel with Alsa or Alsa Supra  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
The average number of coaches departing Bilbao for Madrid is 1 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
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 23: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from Bilbao to Madrid timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
You can find a coach from Bilbao to Madrid to cost on average £30 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Bilbao to Madrid coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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