Madrid to Bilbao coach

Cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Cheapest

£29

Average

£33

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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15:00Madrid, Estación Sur5h15 20:15Bilbao
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£291One-way
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11:00Madrid4h45 15:45Bilbao
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£291One-way
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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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10:00Madrid4h40 14:40Bilbao
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£291One-way

Bus Timetable Madrid to 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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15:00Madrid4h10 19:10Bilbao
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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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Bus times from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

Average

5 h 12 m

Buses per day

18

Distance

323 km

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.

Fastest
15:00Madrid4h10 19:10Bilbao
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£391One-way
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09:00Madrid4h10 13:10Bilbao
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£391One-way
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11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 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
10:00Madrid4h40 14:40Bilbao
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£291One-way

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Overview: Coach from Madrid to Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£29 (€33)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesAlsa 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.

Coach companies: Alsa Madrid to Bilbao

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

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.

  • Average Price: £29

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.

Travel Tips: Coach to Bilbao from Madrid

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
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Bilbao from Madrid for as low as £29  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Madrid to Bilbao coach prices are on average £29  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Madrid and Bilbao via coach to be approximately 200 miles (322 km).
While the time it takes to travel 200 miles (322 km) from Madrid to Bilbao can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Madrid to Bilbao is on average 4 h 30 min.

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.

If you're looking for coaches from Madrid to Bilbao, you can rely on Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Alsa 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.
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Madrid to Bilbao on Omio with Alsa or Alsa Supra, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.
The first coach from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 05: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 21: 15. Omio shows you the latest coach from Madrid to Bilbao times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
You can find a coach to Bilbao from Madrid to cost on average £29 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Bilbao coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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