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from Bilbao to Madrid

You can get from Bilbao to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bilbao to Madrid on 9 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:00Bilbao4h15 22:15Madrid
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£321One-way
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18:00Bilbao4h15 22:15Madrid
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14:00Bilbao4h40 18:40Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:00Bilbao4h40 14:40Madrid
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08:30Bilbao4h45 13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Wed
8 Dec
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£29Alsa
£83Iberia
Thu
9 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£69Iberia
Fri
10 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£63Iberia
Sat
11 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
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£39Air Europa
Sun
12 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£66Iberia
Mon
13 Dec
£27Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£62Air Europa
Tue
14 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
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Wed
15 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£61Air Europa
Thu
16 Dec
£27Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£61Air Europa
Fri
17 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£63Iberia
Sat
18 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£35Air Europa
Sun
19 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£50Air Europa
Mon
20 Dec
£27Renfe Alvia
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Tue
21 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£46Iberia
Wed
22 Dec
£27Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£52Iberia
Thu
23 Dec
£32Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£46Iberia
Fri
24 Dec
£27Renfe Alvia
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Sat
25 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£61Air Europa
Sun
26 Dec
£41Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£106Iberia
Mon
27 Dec
£32Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa
Tue
28 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£29Alsa
£48Air Europa

Travel Information from Bilbao to Madrid

distanceDistance200 miles (322 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £48
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £29 • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £48 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Iberia or Renfe

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 200 miles (322 km) between Bilbao and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa, Iberia or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Bilbao to Madrid.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Bilbao to Madrid?

There are 3 travel options from Bilbao to Madrid: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Bilbao to Madrid?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Madrid. Tickets for a coach cost on average £29.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach journey is usually £19 less than a journey to Madrid by plane, which costs on average £48 for the same trip.

A coach is £12 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Bilbao to Madrid costing on average £41.

What is the quickest way from Bilbao to Madrid?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Bilbao is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 6 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Bilbao and Madrid

You should expect to travel around 200 miles (322 km) from Bilbao to Madrid.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bilbao to Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Madrid is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Madrid from Bilbao as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Bilbao and in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bilbao to Madrid:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Bilbao, Zorroza and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights mostly depart from Bilbao and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Who can get me from Bilbao to Madrid?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bilbao to Madrid:

  • You can take a coach from Bilbao to Madrid with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for £29 with Alsa from Bilbao to Madrid.
  • You can take a flight from Bilbao to Madrid with Iberia. Cheap tickets can be found for £48 with Iberia from Bilbao to Madrid.
  • You can travel by train to Madrid from Bilbao with Renfe, and you can find Renfe Bilbao to Madrid tickets for £41 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Madrid from Bilbao?

Yes, there are direct routes from Bilbao to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to Madrid with Air Europa or Iberia.
  • You'll find direct train services to Madrid with Renfe with around 1 direct train every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Bilbao to Madrid?
Omio customers who travel from Bilbao to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy my Bilbao to Madrid ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Bilbao to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £29 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £48 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £41 one way.

But we recommend booking Bilbao to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.