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.
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Of the 18 buses that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||200 miles (322 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£29 (€33)|
|Coach companies||Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Alsa|
Coaches from Madrid to Bilbao cover the 200 miles (322 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Alsa. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £29, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
Find the best coaches between Madrid and Bilbao with Omio's travel partners Alsa from £29. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
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.
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.
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.
When taking the coach between Madrid and Bilbao, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Your route can end in coach stations such as Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Abando (Estación).
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Bilbao, Zorroza, located 3.7 miles (5.9 km) away from the city centre.
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