Bilbao to Madrid train

Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Cheapest

£38

Average

£38

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.

Renfe Alvia
16:00Bilbao5h08 21:08Madrid
0 changes
£381One-way
Renfe Alvia
15:00Bilbao5h08 20:08Madrid
0 changes
£381One-way

Train schedule Bilbao to Madrid

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Renfe Alvia
15:00Bilbao5h08 20:08Madrid
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Renfe Alvia
16:00Bilbao5h08 21:08Madrid
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Fastest train times from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 8 m

Average

5 h 8 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

323 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Bilbao for Madrid every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Renfe Alvia
16:00Bilbao5h08 21:08Madrid
0 changes
£381One-way
Renfe Alvia
15:00Bilbao5h08 20:08Madrid
0 changes
£381One-way

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Overview: Train from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€43)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles (322 km) long route taking on average 5 h 8 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train providers: Renfe trains Bilbao to Madrid

For as little as £33 you can travel by train between Bilbao and Madrid with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Bilbao to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.



    Renfe trains from Bilbao to Madrid

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    Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

    At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Bilbao to Madrid. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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    Travel Tips: Trains from Bilbao to Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid 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 Bilbao to Madrid.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Madrid from Bilbao for as little as £33  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Bilbao to Madrid train price to come in at an average of £38  one way.
    The distance between Bilbao and Madrid by train is approximately 200 miles (322 km).
    On average the Bilbao to Madrid train time is 5 h 8 min  covering the 200 miles (322 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    When taking a train from Bilbao, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When you arrive in Madrid, your train can arrive in train stations including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Bilbao-Abando   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Madrid.

    For the trip from Bilbao to Madrid you can take a train with Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Bilbao and Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, you can look for direct trains from Bilbao to Madrid with Renfe Alvia  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    The first Bilbao to Madrid train departs at 07: 20   and the last train from Bilbao to Madrid leaves at 16: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Bilbao to Madrid train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    If you book Bilbao to Madrid train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £38. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Bilbao and Madrid. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Bilbao-Abando is the most popular Bilbao railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bilbao for your journey to Madrid.

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