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Madrid to Bilbao

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02:00Madrid4h25 06:25Bilbao
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02:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h10 06:25Bilbao
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07:30Madrid4h15 11:45Bilbao
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08:00Madrid4h45 12:45Bilbao
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09:00Madrid4h10 13:10Bilbao
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10:00Madrid4h40 14:40Bilbao
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11:00Madrid4h45 15:45Bilbao
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11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 15:45Bilbao
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12:00Madrid4h45 16:45Bilbao
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12:30Madrid4h45 17:15Bilbao
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13:00Madrid4h15 17:15Bilbao
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14:00Madrid4h45 18:45Bilbao
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15:00Madrid4h10 19:10Bilbao
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15:30Madrid4h45 20:15Bilbao
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15:30Madrid5h20 20:50Bilbao
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16:00Madrid4h50 20:50Bilbao
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16:00Madrid4h30 20:30Bilbao
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16:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h35 20:50Bilbao
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16:30Madrid5h00 21:30Bilbao
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17:00Madrid4h15 21:15Bilbao
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17:00Madrid4h40 21:40Bilbao
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17:00Madrid4h45 21:45Bilbao
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17:30Madrid4h10 21:40Bilbao
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18:00Madrid4h15 22:15Bilbao
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19:00Madrid5h00 00:00Bilbao
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20:30Madrid4h20 00:50Bilbao
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20:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h05 00:50Bilbao
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22:00Madrid4h15 02:15Bilbao
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The fastest buses

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 32 m

Buses per day

28

Distance

323 km

Of the 28 bus that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 28 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 323 km distance in an average of 4 h 32 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4 h 5 m .

The slowest bus will take 5 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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20:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h05 00:50Bilbao
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£521One-way
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17:30Madrid4h10 21:40Bilbao
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£521One-way
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09:00Madrid4h10 13:10Bilbao
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£511One-way
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02:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h10 06:25Bilbao
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£531One-way
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15:00Madrid4h10 19:10Bilbao
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£571One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
Sep 21
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£95Air Europa
Sun
Sep 22
£61Renfe
£30Alsa
£62Air Europa
Mon
Sep 23
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£59Iberia
Tue
Sep 24
£33Renfe
£30Alsa
£59Iberia
Wed
Sep 25
£28Renfe
£30Alsa
£59Iberia
Thu
Sep 26
£33Renfe
£30Alsa
£59Iberia
Fri
Sep 27
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£62Air Europa
Sat
Sep 28
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£74Air Europa
Sun
Sep 29
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Air Europa
Mon
Sep 30
£33Renfe
£30Alsa
£59Iberia
Tue
Oct 1
£28Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Air Europa
Wed
Oct 2
£28Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Air Europa
Thu
Oct 3
£28Renfe
£30Alsa
£43Iberia
Fri
Oct 4
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£43Iberia
Sat
Oct 5
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£56Air Europa
Sun
Oct 6
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Air Europa
Mon
Oct 7
£28Renfe
£30Alsa
£43Iberia
Tue
Oct 8
£28Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Air Europa
Wed
Oct 9
£33Renfe
£30Alsa
£43Iberia
Thu
Oct 10
£28Renfe
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Fri
Oct 11
£47Renfe
£30Alsa
£47Air Europa

The cheapest buses

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

£30

Average

£38

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

The average ticket from Madrid to Bilbao will cost around £ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 30.

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15:30Madrid4h45 20:15Bilbao
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£301One-way
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16:30Madrid5h00 21:30Bilbao
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£301One-way
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11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 15:45Bilbao
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£301One-way
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19:00Madrid5h00 00:00Bilbao
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£301One-way
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11:00Madrid4h45 15:45Bilbao
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£301One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Bilbao Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 40 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £30
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Bilbao
Distance:323 km
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao: Journey Details

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao are operated by Spanish provider, ALSA with up to 14 departures a day. The first bus leaves in the early hours of the morning, with the last departure at around 8:30 p.m., with a journey time of about 4 hours.

Taking the Bus from Madrid

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao leave from the Intercambiador de Transporte Bus Station, located on Avenida de America, which has good local transport links by bus and Metro to the rest of the city and the suburbs. Madrid's efficient and extensive transport network is supplemented by regular night bus routes. Taxis are available at the bus station.

Getting into Madrid by Bus

Bilbao is a bustling port and the capital of Vizcaya in the Basque Region of Northern Spain, and is situated on the tidal Nervión River. Bilbao enjoys a mild climate, more temperate than much of Spain and has become increasingly popular, with visitors enjoying the art and architecture of the modernist Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. Other attractions are the Basque Museum and La Ria Maritime Museum. The Old Town, or Casco Viejo, of Bilbao has seven streets full of interesting shops and cafes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao arrive at the TermiBus Station, which is linked by tram to central Bilbao. Bilbao has plenty of public transport options, including a Metro line, frequent Bilbobus City buses, one EuskoTran tram line, and the BizkaiBus service which covers surrounding regions and coastal towns. Bilbao has a weekend night bus service and taxis are available at the station.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Bilbao
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

Amenities

Refreshments
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