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5 h 6 m
5 h 6 m
Trains per day
Of the 2 trains that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||200 miles (322 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 6 min|
|Average train ticket price||£46 (€51)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Train companies||Renfe ALVIA or Renfe|
Trains from Madrid to Bilbao cover the 200 miles (322 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 6 min with our travel partners like Renfe ALVIA or Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £46, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.
Travel between Madrid and Bilbao from £33 with Omio’s train partners Renfe! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.
Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.
Madrid to Bilbao train information with Renfe:
Some of the Madrid train stations to Bilbao you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Bilbao include Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving in Bilbao-Abando.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Bilbao-Abando and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (726 m) from the train station to the city centre in Bilbao.
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