Madrid to Bilbao train

Thu, 25 Apr
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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Renfe ALVIA
07:154h44
Madrid Chamartín
11:59Bilbao-Abando
£331One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Alsa
10:158h00
Madrid
18:15Bilbao-Abando
£371One-way
2 changes
2nd Cheapest
Alsa
07:4510h30
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
£371One-way
2 changes
2nd Cheapest
Alsa
08:0010h15
Madrid
18:15Bilbao-Abando
£371One-way
2 changes
2nd Cheapest
Alsa
06:1512h00
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
£371One-way
2 changes

Train timetableMadrid to Bilbao

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 25 April
Alsa
00:3017h45
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
00:3016h08
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
00:3016h08
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
06:1512h00
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
06:1510h23
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
06:1512h00
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVANT
06:4311h32
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVANT
06:439h55
Madrid Chamartín
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVANT
06:4311h32
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe ALVIA
07:159h23
Madrid Chamartín
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe ALVIA
07:154h44
Madrid Chamartín
11:59Bilbao-Abando
0 changes
Renfe ALVIA
07:1511h00
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe ALVIA
07:1511h00
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
07:458h53
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
07:4510h30
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
07:4510h30
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
08:0010h15
Madrid
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
08:0010h15
Madrid
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
08:008h38
Madrid
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
09:159h00
Madrid
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVE
09:258h50
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVE
09:257h13
Madrid Chamartín
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
10:008h15
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVANT
10:148h01
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVANT
10:146h24
Madrid Chamartín
16:38Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Alsa
10:158h00
Madrid
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes
Renfe AVANT
12:056h10
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
2 changes

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Train times from Madrid to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

Fastest Journey

4 h 44 m

Average

10 h 9 m

Trains per day

27

Distance

323 km

Of the 27 trains that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Renfe ALVIA
07:154h44
Madrid Chamartín
11:59Bilbao-Abando
£331One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Renfe AVANT
12:056h10
Madrid Chamartín
18:15Bilbao-Abando
£491One-way
2 changes
Renfe AVANT
10:146h24
Madrid Chamartín
16:38Bilbao-Abando
£601One-way
2 changes
Renfe AVE
09:257h13
Madrid Chamartín
16:38Bilbao-Abando
£641One-way
2 changes
Alsa
10:158h00
Madrid
18:15Bilbao-Abando
£371One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Bilbao

distanceDistance200 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£50 (€56)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesRenfe (3), Renfe ALVIA, Renfe, Alsa, Renfe (13), Renfe Regional Exprés or Renfe (12)

Trains from Madrid to Bilbao cover the 200 miles long route taking on average 4 h 32 min with our travel partners like Renfe (3), Renfe ALVIA, Renfe, Alsa, Renfe (13), Renfe Regional Exprés or Renfe (12). While the average ticket price for this route costs around £50, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

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

Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA trains will get you to Bilbao from Madrid from £22. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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 Madrid to Bilbao train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 32 min
  • Cheapest Price: £22



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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FAQs: Madrid to Bilbao train

FAQs: Travel by train from Madrid 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
Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Bilbao can start from as little as £33 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Madrid to Bilbao is £50; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Madrid to Bilbao is 4 h 32 min   to travel the 200 mile long journey. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 06: 15. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 16: 38.
For the best Madrid to Bilbao train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe (3), Renfe ALVIA, Renfe, Alsa, Renfe (13), Renfe Regional Exprés or Renfe (12). However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Madrid and Bilbao to compare what amenities they may offer.

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

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

The cheapest month to travel from Madrid to Bilbao by train is January.
You have options as you can travel from Madrid to Bilbao 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Bilbao

Madrid
Bilbao
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes 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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 912432343
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
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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Madrid Atocha CercaniasParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid Príncipe PíoParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid Méndez AlvaroParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid RecoletosParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid Aeropuerto T4ParkingATMAccessibility
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Madrid Nuevos MinisteriosParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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address
Address
Madrid
Madrid Sol
Asamblea de Madrid-EntrevíasATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid PirámidesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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