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How to get from Bilbao to Madrid

Compare flights, trains, buses and transfers to get from Bilbao to Madrid


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How to get from Bilbao to Madrid

Travel from Bilbao to Madrid and discover this Spain city of 3.300.000 inhabitants. The distance from Bilbao to Madrid is 323 kilometers; with Wanderio you can compare the available trains, buses, and flights to get from Bilbao to Madrid, so that you can organize your trip choosing the fastest route, the most comfortable or the cheapest one. You can choose among different choices and organize your trip according to your needs, depending on whether you are looking for the fastest, the most comfortable or perhaps the cheapest travel solution. For example, by choosing a flight from Bilbao to Madrid, you’ll get to your destination in about 1 hour on average; flight ticket prices start from 82 €. Going from Bilbao to Madrid by bus instead? Prices for your ticket start from 31 € and the bus journey takes about 4 hours on average.

Trains Bilbao - Madrid

You can get from Bilbao to Madrid by train, thanks to the 2 daily routes provided by Renfe. The train ride from Bilbao to Madrid takes about 5 hours on average and the average train ticket is 15€. If you book in advance, you can find the best fares and save 42% on average on your train ticket, with prices starting from 15€. Travelling Spain by train can often be cheap.

Buses Bilbao - Madrid

Coaches from Bilbao to Madrid are comfortable and rather cheap; you can travel with ALSA on one of the 20 buses that every day link Bilbao to Madrid and get you to your destination in about 4 hours on average. Bilbao - Madrid bus tickets cost 37€ on average. Thanks to low cost fares though, you can find cheap buses at prices as low as 31€. Travelling Spain by bus could be the cheapest solution for you low budget trips.

Flights Bilbao - Madrid

To get to Madrid from Bilbao you can take a flight from Bilbao Airport, which is the closest airport to Bilbao, and arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, the airport the best serves Madrid. The average price for a Bilbao to Madrid flight is 466€, but you can find low cost flights as well, with prices starting from 82€. Getting from Bilbao to Madrid by flight takes about 1 hour on average; however, you need to consider the time to get to the airport and pass the security checks. You can count on 15 daily connections between Bilbao and Madrid provided by Lan Airlines, British Airways, and Lufthansa. Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is the closest airport to Madrid and is 13.6 kilometers away from the city center; you can get to Madrid in 20 minutes thanks to airport shuttles from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport to Madrid.