Cheap coach tickets from Madrid to Bilbao

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Cheapest

£29

Average

£32

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 Madrid to Bilbao will cost around £ 32 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 29.

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11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 15:45Bilbao
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£291One-way
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07:00Madrid5h00 12:00Bilbao
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£291One-way
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17:30Madrid4h45 22:15Bilbao
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£291One-way
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11:00Madrid4h45 15:45Bilbao
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£291One-way
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19:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 23:45Bilbao
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£291One-way

Coach timetable Madrid Bilbao

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07:00Madrid5h00 12:00Bilbao
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07:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h45 12:00Bilbao
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07:45Madrid, Estación Sur7h00 14:45Bilbao
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08:00Madrid6h45 14:45Bilbao
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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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13:00Madrid, Estación Sur7h20 20:20Bilbao
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13:15Madrid7h05 20:20Bilbao
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14:00Madrid4h45 18:45Bilbao
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15:00Madrid, Estación Sur5h15 20:15Bilbao
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15:30Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h45 20:15Bilbao
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16:00Madrid4h45 20:45Bilbao
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17:30Madrid4h45 22:15Bilbao
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19:00Madrid4h45 23:45Bilbao
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19:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 23:45Bilbao
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Wed
1 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£159Air Europa
Thu
2 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£70Air Europa
Fri
3 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£97Air Europa
Sat
4 Dec
£66Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£70Air Europa
Sun
5 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Mon
6 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Tue
7 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Wed
8 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£70Air Europa
Thu
9 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£55Iberia
Fri
10 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
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£57Air Europa
Sat
11 Dec
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£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Sun
12 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Mon
13 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Tue
14 Dec
£32Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£70Air Europa
Wed
15 Dec
£32Renfe Alvia
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£57Air Europa
Thu
16 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Fri
17 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£55Iberia
Sat
18 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£55Iberia
Sun
19 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Mon
20 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£55Iberia

Coach times from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 1 Dec

Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

Average

5 h 15 m

Buses per day

17

Distance

323 km

Of the 17 buses that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 323 km distance in an average of 5 h 15 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 7 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.

Fastest
09:00Madrid4h10 13:10Bilbao
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£401One-way
2nd Fastest
11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 15:45Bilbao
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£291One-way
2nd Fastest
19:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 23:45Bilbao
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£291One-way
10:00Madrid4h40 14:40Bilbao
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£291One-way
17:30Madrid4h45 22:15Bilbao
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£291One-way

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Coach between Madrid and Bilbao with Alsa and FlixBus

Travel between Madrid and Bilbao from £29 with Omio’s coach partners Alsa and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your coach tickets to Bilbao from Madrid due to the coronavirus:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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.

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    Coach to Bilbao from Madrid
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    FAQs
    How much do cheap coaches to Bilbao from Madrid cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Madrid and Bilbao for as little as £29  in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a coach ticket from Madrid to Bilbao on average?
    If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Bilbao coach price to come in at an average of £29  one way.
    What is the distance to Bilbao from Madrid via coach?
    The distance from Madrid to Bilbao by coach is approximately 200 miles (322 km).
    How long is the coach from Madrid to Bilbao?
    On average the coach from Madrid to Bilbao duration is 4 h 30 min  for the 200 miles (322 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    What is the departure coach station in Madrid and arrival coach station in Bilbao?

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

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.

    Where is the coach station in Madrid to go to Bilbao? Where is the coach station in Bilbao located?

    You can find the most popular departure coach station for this route, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre of Madrid. The most popular arrival coach station in Bilbao, called Bilbao, Zorroza, is located around 2.5 miles (4 km) away from its city centre.

    What coach companies offer a service between Madrid and Bilbao?
    For the best Madrid to Bilbao coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Bilbao from Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Can I book a direct coach from Madrid to Bilbao?
    Yes, you can find a direct coach to Bilbao from Madrid with Alsa or Alsa Supra  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    What time is the earliest coach from Madrid to Bilbao? What time is the last coach from Madrid to Bilbao?
    The first coach from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 06: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 18: 15. Omio shows you the latest coach from Madrid to Bilbao schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    When should I buy Madrid Bilbao coach tickets to score the best deals?
    The price of a one way coach ticket from Madrid to Bilbao is on average £29 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this trip. In general, you can find coach tickets to Bilbao from Madrid available a few months in advance.