You can get from Madrid to Bilbao by train, bus or flight.
To get from Madrid to Bilbao on 8 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||200 miles (322 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£29 - £80|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £29 • 4 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £80 • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Alsa, Iberia or Renfe|
Take a coach, flight or train to travel 200 miles (322 km) between Madrid and Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; 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 journey are Alsa, Iberia or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Bilbao.
There are 3 ways to get from Madrid to Bilbao: coach, flight or train.
The cheapest way from Madrid to Bilbao is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £29 compared to other travel options to Bilbao:
A coach journey is usually £51 less than a journey to Bilbao by plane, which costs on average £80 for the same trip.
A coach is about £12 less than a train, which costs on average £41 for this trip.
The fastest way from Madrid to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
Other travel options to Bilbao from Madrid can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 30 min.
In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 4 min on average.
You should expect to travel around 200 miles (322 km) from Madrid to Bilbao.
The average frequency per day from Madrid to Bilbao is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Madrid and Bilbao as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Madrid to Bilbao:
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But we recommend booking Madrid to Bilbao tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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