If there are changes in your route, make sure you always have enough time to walk from one platform to the other and never forget the possibility of delay that could make you miss the second train.
For short distances like between Bilbao and Madrid, busses and carpooling are good alternatives to the train, thanks to their low costs. Also, busses have the advantage of getting to the smallest towns where the is no train station.
Which stations do the trains to Madrid leave from?
Trains leave Bilbao from BILBAO-ABANDO INDALECIO PRIETO or Bilbao-Abando and arrive at Madrid Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Puerta de Atocha or Madrid Atocha.
How many train connections exist to go from Bilbao to Madrid per day?
If you desire to go to Madrid from Bilbao by train, 4 daily connections are available. Please note that 2 routes include one change or more whereas 1 routes are direct lines. As a result, choosing an offer with an indirect line is sometimes the best way to travel efficiently especially if there are too few connections and if you look for a ticket at the last minute even though the trip is longer. However, please select a ticket for a direct line if you would rather stay in the same train and avoid a change.
How long will it take you from Bilbao to Madrid by train and when do the trains leave?
On average, it takes 5 hours and 50 minutes to get to Madrid by train, but you will need 5 hours and 6 minutes with the fastest trains. The first one is available at 06:09, whereas the last one leaves Bilbao at 17:03.