Madrid to Bilbao train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Cheapest

£43

Average

£43

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.

Cheapest
08:10Madrid Chamartín5h07 13:17Bilbao-Abando
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£431One-way
Cheapest
16:10Madrid Chamartín5h06 21:16Bilbao-Abando
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£431One-way

Train schedule Madrid to Bilbao

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08:10Madrid Chamartín5h07 13:17Bilbao-Abando
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16:10Madrid Chamartín5h06 21:16Bilbao-Abando
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Fastest Journey

5 h 6 m

Average

5 h 6 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

323 km

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.

Fastest
16:10Madrid Chamartín5h06 21:16Bilbao-Abando
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£431One-way
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08:10Madrid Chamartín5h07 13:17Bilbao-Abando
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£431One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesRenfe 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.

Train companies: Renfe trains Madrid to Bilbao

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.

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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:

  • Average Duration: 10 min
  • Renfe frequency: 1 a day



Renfe trains from Madrid to Bilbao

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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 Madrid to Bilbao. 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 Madrid to Bilbao

Travel by train 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 train tickets between Madrid and Bilbao for as low as £33  for the next 7 days.
The Madrid to Bilbao train ticket price is on average £46  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
The distance between Madrid and Bilbao by train is approximately 200 miles (322 km).
On average the train from Madrid to Bilbao duration is 5 h 6 min  for the 200 miles (322 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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.

When taking a train from Madrid to Bilbao, you can count on Renfe ALVIA or Renfe for the best way to get you to Bilbao. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Madrid and Bilbao and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Madrid for Bilbao is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Madrid at 06: 10. The last train leaves from Madrid at 14: 10. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Madrid to Bilbao and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
You can find a train from Madrid to Bilbao to cost on average £46 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Bilbao train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Bilbao
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your journey to Bilbao.
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+34 912432343
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Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
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Información y venta de billetes | Autoventa billetes
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