Bilbao to Madrid bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Bilbao to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Alsa
01:004h45
Bilbao
05:45Madrid
£321One-way
0 changes
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Alsa
14:004h40
Bilbao
18:40Madrid
£321One-way
0 changes
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Alsa
09:005h10
Bilbao
14:10Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
£321One-way
0 changes
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Alsa
01:004h30
Bilbao
05:30Madrid
£321One-way
0 changes
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Alsa
01:005h30
Bilbao
06:30Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
£321One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableBilbao to Madrid

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 April
Alsa
01:004h45
Bilbao
05:45Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
01:004h30
Bilbao
05:30Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
01:005h30
Bilbao
06:30Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
0 changes
Alsa Supra
02:004h15
Bilbao
06:15Madrid
0 changes
Alsa Supra
02:004h05
Bilbao
06:05Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
07:004h30
Bilbao
11:30Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
07:004h45
Bilbao
11:45Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
08:004h30
Bilbao
12:30Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
08:004h45
Bilbao
12:45Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
08:158h45
Bilbao
17:00Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
1 change
Alsa
08:305h20
Bilbao
13:50Madrid
1 change
Alsa
09:005h10
Bilbao
14:10Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
0 changes
Alsa Supra
09:004h10
Bilbao
13:10Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
09:004h40
Bilbao
13:40Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
09:455h15
Bilbao
15:00Madrid
1 change
Alsa
09:455h25
Bilbao
15:10Madrid
1 change
Alsa
10:004h40
Bilbao
14:40Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
12:004h45
Bilbao
16:45Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
14:004h40
Bilbao
18:40Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
14:004h50
Bilbao
18:50Madrid
0 changes
Alsa Supra
15:004h10
Bilbao
19:10Madrid
0 changes
Alsa
16:004h45
Bilbao
20:45Madrid
0 changes
Alsa Supra
16:156h30
Bilbao
22:45Madrid
1 change
Alsa
18:004h15
Bilbao
22:15Madrid
0 changes
Alsa Supra
20:304h05
Bilbao
00:35Madrid
0 changes
Alsa Supra
20:304h15
Bilbao
00:45Madrid
0 changes

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Bus times from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 53 m

Buses per day

26

Distance

323 km

Of the 26 buses that leave Bilbao for Madrid every day 21 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Alsa Supra
02:004h05
Bilbao
06:05Madrid
£431One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Alsa Supra
20:304h05
Bilbao
00:35Madrid
£431One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa Supra
15:004h10
Bilbao
19:10Madrid
£551One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa Supra
09:004h10
Bilbao
13:10Madrid
£531One-way
0 changes
Alsa Supra
02:004h15
Bilbao
06:15Madrid
£421One-way
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Overview: Coach from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles
durationAverage coach duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£37 (€40)
frequencyCoach frequency11 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 7 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Autobuses La Unión

Coaches from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles long route taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Autobuses La Unión. Normally, there are 11 coaches operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £37, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £24. Travellers depart most frequently from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.

Coach companies: Alsa, Alsa Supra and BlaBlaCar Bilbao to Madrid

You can travel by coach from Bilbao to Madrid with Alsa, Alsa Supra and BlaBlaCar for as low as £32. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Alsa is the main provier of coach travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of coaches with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal coach with free WiFi, toilets, 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. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other coach tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

Alsa from Bilbao to Madrid coach information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: £32
  • Alsa frequency: 7 a day

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. 

FAQs: Bilbao to Madrid coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Bilbao to Madrid.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Bilbao to Madrid can start from as little as £24 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Bilbao to Madrid is £37; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from Bilbao to Madrid is 4 h 15 min   to travel the 200 mile long route, with around there are 11 coaches per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Bilbao to Madrid leaves at 06: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Bilbao to Madrid leaves at 22: 30.
There are 11 coaches a day from Bilbao to Madrid which require at least one change with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Autobuses La Unión. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
For the trip from Bilbao to Madrid you can take a coach with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Autobuses La Unión. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Bilbao and Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Bilbao, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, Bilbao and Bilbao, Abando (Estación). When arriving in Madrid, you can end your trip in coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, located 3.1 miles (5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a coach from Bilbao to Madrid is April.
You have options as you can travel between Bilbao and Madrid 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

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