Madrid to Bilbao bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Madrid to Bilbao is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

BlaBlaCar
17:204h00
Madrid
21:20Bilbao
£231One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
19:303h50
Madrid
23:20Bilbao
£251One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
17:004h50
Madrid
21:50Bilbao
£251One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
17:003h50
Madrid
20:50Bilbao
£261One-way
0 changes
BlaBlaCar
10:004h10
Madrid
14:10Bilbao
£261One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableMadrid to Bilbao

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 April
Alsa Supra
02:004h10
Madrid
06:10Bilbao
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Alsa Supra
02:153h55
Madrid
06:10Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
07:004h50
Madrid
11:50Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
07:457h00
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
14:45Bilbao
1 change
Alsa
08:004h45
Madrid
12:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
09:005h00
Madrid
14:00Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa Supra
09:004h25
Madrid
13:25Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa Supra
09:154h10
Madrid
13:25Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
10:005h00
Madrid
15:00Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
10:004h40
Madrid
14:40Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
10:305h00
Madrid
15:30Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
11:004h45
Madrid
15:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
11:005h00
Madrid
16:00Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
11:154h45
Madrid
16:00Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
11:154h30
Madrid
15:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
12:304h45
Madrid
17:15Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
13:004h45
Madrid
17:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
14:004h45
Madrid
18:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa Supra
15:004h10
Madrid
19:10Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa Supra
17:004h20
Madrid
21:20Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
18:005h45
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
23:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
19:004h45
Madrid
23:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
19:154h30
Madrid
23:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa Supra
20:304h10
Madrid
00:40Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa Supra
20:453h55
Madrid
00:40Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
22:004h45
Madrid
02:45Bilbao
0 changes
Alsa
22:154h30
Madrid
02:45Bilbao
0 changes

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Bus times from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

4 h 42 m

Buses per day

27

Distance

323 km

Of the 27 buses that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 26 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Alsa Supra
02:153h55
Madrid
06:10Bilbao
£491One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Alsa Supra
20:453h55
Madrid
00:40Bilbao
£491One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa Supra
15:004h10
Madrid
19:10Bilbao
£481One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa Supra
20:304h10
Madrid
00:40Bilbao
£481One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Alsa Supra
09:154h10
Madrid
13:25Bilbao
£491One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Madrid to Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles
durationAverage coach duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£37 (€42)
frequencyCoach frequency15 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 12 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar or Infobus

Coaches from Madrid to Bilbao cover the 200 miles long route taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar or Infobus. Normally, there are 15 coaches operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £37, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses and arrive in Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses.

Coach companies: Alsa, Alsa Supra and Infobus Madrid to Bilbao

Travel between Madrid and Bilbao from £32 with Omio’s coach partners Alsa, Alsa Supra and Infobus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Alsa is the main provier of coach travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of coaches with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal coach with free WiFi, toilets, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium coaches provide more luxurious services when travelling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other coach tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

Alsa from Madrid to Bilbao coach information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h
  • Cheapest Price: £32
  • Alsa frequency: 15 a day

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.

FAQs: Madrid to Bilbao coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Bilbao.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Madrid to Bilbao can start from as little as £25 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Madrid to Bilbao is £37; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Madrid to Bilbao coach time is 3 h 55 min   covering the 200 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 06: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 21: 15.
There are 15 coaches a day from Madrid to Bilbao which require at least one change with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar or Infobus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
For the best Madrid to Bilbao coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar or Infobus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Bilbao from Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Madrid, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4. When arriving in Bilbao, you can end your route in coach stations like Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, Bilbao and Bilbao, Abando (Estación).

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses, which is located around 3.1 miles (5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a coach from Madrid to Bilbao is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Bilbao from Madrid including taking a coach, train or flight.

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