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Journey Summary

Madrid to Bilbao Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 43 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £29
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Bilbao
Distance:323 km
Bus Companies:Alsa
Coach companies

Alsa and FlixBus from Madrid to Bilbao

For as little as £30 you can travel by coach between Madrid and Bilbao with Alsa and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

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You’ll be sure to find the best coach from Madrid to Bilbao with Alsa, the main coach operator in Spain offering a multitude of coach routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s coach timetables and coach tickets between Madrid and Bilbao and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip. The distance from Madrid to Bilbao by coach is around 200 miles (322 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this route costs as little as £30.

Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your coach. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like WCs, 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.

These are Alsa 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Madrid and Bilbao:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • 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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Buses from Madrid to Bilbao
Take the bus to Bilbao easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Bilbao.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest coach to Bilbao from Madrid?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Madrid and Bilbao to cost as little as £30  in the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from Madrid to Bilbao cost 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 £30  one way.
How far is it from Madrid to Bilbao by coach?
The Madrid to Bilbao coach distance is approximately 200 miles (322 km).
How many hours does it take from Madrid to Bilbao by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 200 miles (322 km) to Bilbao from Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Madrid to Bilbao is on average 4 h 30 min.
Which coach station from Madrid to Bilbao do I depart from? Which Bilbao coach station from Madrid do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Madrid to start your journey from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, 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 Madrid coach station located? Where is the Bilbao coach station located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Bilbao, Zorroza and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Bilbao.

What coach companies go from Madrid to Bilbao?
If you're looking for coaches from Madrid to Bilbao, you can rely on Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Flixbus to get you to Bilbao. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Madrid to Bilbao trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest coach from Madrid to Bilbao? What time is the last coach from Madrid to Bilbao?
The earliest coach for this route departs from Madrid at 05: 00. The last coach leaves from Madrid at 17: 00. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from Madrid to Bilbao and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book coach tickets to Bilbao from Madrid for the best deals?
If you buy a coach ticket between Madrid and Bilbao within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £30 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Madrid and Bilbao are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Bilbao
Madrid America
Amenities
Madrid Est. Sur
Amenities
Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10