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Bilbao to Madrid by bus

The journey from Bilbao to Madrid by bus is 200.9 mi and takes 5 hr 21 min. There are 64 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:00 AM and the last at 11:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Bilbao to Madrid by bus for as little as $27.61 or as much as $114.49. The best price for this journey is $27.61.

Lowest Price$27.61
Journey Duration5 hr 21 min
Connection per Day64
Lowest Price$27.61
Highest Price$114.49
First Departure1:00 AM
Last Departure11:20 PM
Distance200.9 mi
CarriersAlsa, RenfeMore

Bilbao to Madrid Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Bilbao to Madrid by bus?

Prices will vary when you travel from Bilbao to Madrid. On average, though, you'll pay about $46.33 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $27.61, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Bilbao to Madrid vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $46.33. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does it take to get from Bilbao to Madrid by bus?

The average journey time is 5 hr 21 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 200.9 mi from Bilbao to Madrid. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Bilbao to Madrid to take longer than 5 hr 21 min. The journey from Bilbao to Madrid covers a distance of 200.9 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 5 hr 21 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 hr 5 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Bilbao to Madrid faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many journeys from Bilbao to Madrid take place each day?

If you want to get from Bilbao to Madrid, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 64 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 50 direct journeys between Bilbao and Madrid. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 14 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bilbao to Madrid. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Bilbao to Madrid
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bilbao to Madrid, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bilbao to Madrid.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $26.51 to $37.23 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 29% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

The cheapest Bilbao - Madrid bus tickets can be found for as low as $32.18 if you’re lucky, or $35.98 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $37.59.

Find the best day to travel to Madrid by bus

When travelling to Madrid by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board Alsa and FlixBus from Bilbao to Madrid
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Bilbao to Madrid CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Bilbao to Madrid?
A bus ticket from Bilbao to Madrid is $46.33. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $27.61.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Bilbao to Madrid?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bilbao to Madrid is $27.61. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bilbao and Madrid by bus?
Bilbao to Madrid is 200.9 mi.
How long does the bus between Bilbao and Madrid take?
Bilbao to Madrid is on average 5 hr 21 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 5 min.
Which companies operate from Bilbao to Madrid?
The bus journey from Bilbao to Madrid is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alsa, Renfe, FlixBus France S.A.R.L., FlixBus and FLIXBUS PORTUGAL UNIPESSOAL Lda..
How many bus connections per day go from Bilbao to Madrid?
Bilbao to Madrid has 64 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Bilbao to Madrid leave?
The earliest bus from Bilbao to Madrid departs at 1:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Bilbao to Madrid depart?
The latest bus from Bilbao to Madrid departs at 11:20 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bilbao to Madrid in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $27.61 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bilbao to Madrid?
There are on average 50 direct connection(s) from Bilbao to go to Madrid.
What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao to Madrid by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Bilbao and Madrid is 4 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct bus from Bilbao to Madrid?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Bilbao and Madrid.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bilbao to Madrid by bus?
The bus journey from Bilbao to Madrid creates 24.25kg of CO2 emissions.

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