If the offers provided by buses do not suit your needs, trains and carpooling could represent a good alternative for this distance.
How many bus connections are there from Bilbao to Madrid every day?
4 connections are available every day to travel from Bilbao to Madrid by bus. The main part of these connections, that is to say 2 routes, are direct lines and the rest, that is to say 1 routes include one or many changes. As a result, please take a ticket for a direct line if you do not want any change. Nevertheless, selecting a ticket with an indirect line could be more efficient if you want to reach Madrid at the last minute especially if there are too few connections even though the trip is longer.
When are the buses from Bilbao to Madrid scheduled?
While the first bus leaves at 01:05, the last one leaves Bilbao at 14:05. The duration of the journey is on average 9 hours and 37 minutes, but it can take you only 4 hours and 10 minutes with the fastest connections.
By bus from Bilbao to Madrid: which companies offer the service?
There are many companies cooperating with virail, among which also FlixBus and ALSA with buses to Madrid.
Flixbus is undoubtedly one of the youngest and most famous bus companies in whole Europe. With more than 40 millions passengers only in 2017, Flixbus offers national and international bus connections, also with night buses.