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|Avg. Bus Duration|
5 hours 44 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£29|
|Buses depart from:||Bilbao|
|Bus arrives in:||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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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