Bilbao to Madrid train

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Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Renfe ALVIA
07:004h28
Bilbao-Abando
11:28Madrid Chamartín
£391One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Renfe ALVIA
17:354h38
Bilbao-Abando
22:13Madrid Chamartín
£391One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBilbao to Madrid

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 25 April
Renfe ALVIA
07:004h28
Bilbao-Abando
11:28Madrid Chamartín
0 changes
Renfe ALVIA
17:354h38
Bilbao-Abando
22:13Madrid Chamartín
0 changes

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Train times from Bilbao to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

Fastest Journey

4 h 28 m

Average

4 h 33 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.

Fastest
Renfe ALVIA
07:004h28
Bilbao-Abando
11:28Madrid Chamartín
£391One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Renfe ALVIA
17:354h38
Bilbao-Abando
22:13Madrid Chamartín
£391One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€47)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersRenfe (3), Renfe or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Bilbao to Madrid cover the 200 miles long route taking on average 4 h 28 min with our travel partners like Renfe (3), Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £28, but the average price of train tickets is £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train companies: Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA trains Bilbao to Madrid

Buy your official Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid from £33 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Renfe Alvia are high-speed trains with top speeds of up to 250km/h operated by Renfe, Spain’s national railway company. Alvia trains cover most cities in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, Zaragoza and Cadiz. They are somewhat slower than Renfe AVE and AVLO (high-speed and low cost) but cover more destinations and are a comfortable and effective way of travelling around Spain. Onboard facilities include free WIFI, bike storage and luggage allowance. Alvia trains have two seat classes – Estándar and Confort. Top routes for Renfe Alvia include Barcelona to Pamplona, Madrid to Cádiz and Alicante to Gijón.

Renfe ALVIA from Bilbao to Madrid train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 28 min
  • Cheapest Price: £33



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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FAQs: Bilbao to Madrid train

FAQs: Travel by train from Bilbao 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
Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid can start from as little as £28 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bilbao to Madrid is £43; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Bilbao to Madrid train travel time is 4 h 28 min   for the 200 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Bilbao to Madrid leaves at 06: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Bilbao to Madrid leaves at 16: 45.
Take the Bilbao to Madrid train with Renfe (3), Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Madrid from Bilbao as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Bilbao, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your trip in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Atocha Cercanias and Madrid Chamartín.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bilbao-Abando, which is located around 0.4 miles (726 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

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

Important Stations and Airports in Bilbao and Madrid

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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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