Cheap coach tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

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Cheapest

£29

Average

£29

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.

The average ticket from Bilbao to Madrid will cost around £ 29 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 29.

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07:35Bilbao6h05 13:40Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
1 changes
£291One-way

Coach timetable Bilbao Madrid

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07:35Bilbao6h05 13:40Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Wed
1 Dec
£32Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£83Iberia
Thu
2 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£128Air Europa
Fri
3 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£186Iberia
Sat
4 Dec
£60Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£100Air Europa
Sun
5 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£75Air Europa
Mon
6 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Tue
7 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£61Air Europa
Wed
8 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£66Iberia
Thu
9 Dec
£32Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£51Iberia
Fri
10 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£49Iberia
Sat
11 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£39Air Europa
Sun
12 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£61Air Europa
Mon
13 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£52Air Europa
Tue
14 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£61Air Europa
Wed
15 Dec
£18Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Thu
16 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£46Iberia
Fri
17 Dec
£32Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£46Iberia
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18 Dec
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£39Iberia
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19 Dec
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£51Iberia
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20 Dec
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Coach times from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Fastest Journey

6 h 5 m

Average

6 h 5 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

323 km

It's difficult to get from Bilbao to Madrid without changing at least once.

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07:35Bilbao6h05 13:40Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
1 changes
£291One-way

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Alsa and FlixBus coaches will get you between Bilbao and Madrid from £29. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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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.

  • Average Price: £29

Alsa has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Bilbao and Madrid:

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

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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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach to Madrid from Bilbao cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Bilbao and Madrid to cost as little as £29  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Bilbao to Madrid on average?
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 £29  one way.
What is the distance from Bilbao to Madrid via coach?
You should expect to travel around 200 miles (322 km)  from Bilbao to Madrid by coach.
What is the average Bilbao to Madrid coach duration?
The Bilbao to Madrid coach duration is on average 4 h 30 min, which is to be expected when travelling 200 miles (322 km) from Bilbao to Madrid. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the Bilbao to Madrid coach leave from? Which Madrid coach station do I come into from Bilbao?

There are a few coach stations in Bilbao to start your journey from including Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. In Madrid you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.

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

Where do I find the Bilbao coach station to Madrid? Where is the Madrid coach station?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Bilbao-Abando, is located 0.2 miles (339 m) from the city centre of Bilbao.

The most popular arrival coach station, Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre of Madrid.

Which coach companies can get me from Bilbao to Madrid?
Take the Bilbao to Madrid coach with Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Bilbao and Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first coach depart from Bilbao to Madrid? When does the last coach depart from Bilbao to Madrid?
The earliest coach for this journey departs from Bilbao at 06: 35. The last coach leaves from Bilbao at 17: 00. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Bilbao to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket to Madrid from Bilbao to get the best deals?
You can find a coach to Madrid from Bilbao to cost on average £29 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 journey. 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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