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Journey details

Best price 16.75$
Journey duration 5 h 53 min
Connections per day 10
First departure: 06:30
Last departure: 17:00
Distance 323km

With virail the cheapest train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

Finding the perfect train connection from Bilbao to Madrid has never been so easy: thanks to virail, you will be able to compare hundreds of offers at the same time just by inserting the date of your trip. Through the price and departure filters, you will have the possibility to restrict the results and find the perfect solution. You can also specify if you need a one-way ticket or a round-trip ticket. The booking takes place on the provider's website, to which you will be automatically redirected. Virail is a travel transportation portal with customers across more than 30 countries. Virail helps more than 60 million users to make the best choice for their trip every year. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and enables you to find the optimal travel solution, no matter your needs.

Which companies travel from Bilbao to Madrid by train?

Among all virail partners, you will also be able to travel with Renfe, serving the train route between Bilbao and Madrid.

Renfe is the national Spanish company, which offers a very well-developed high-speed network served by the AVE trains. It covers also regional short-distance routes, through the FEVE trains, and international long-distance routes, for instance with the night train Elipsos.

What is the cheapest price for train tickets to Madrid?

If you have the possibility to book in advance, you will be likely to find cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid for 15,05 $. In case you can't plan in advance, train tickets to Madrid cost on average 57,73 $.

Ticket price Bilbao - Madrid every day

Today Tomorrow In 2 days In 3 days In 4 days In 5 days In 6 days
1 $1 $59 $1 $ More 1 $ More
34 $23 $17 $29 $20 $51 $25 $
129 $104 $96 $59 $40 $76 $31 $
More More 76 $78 $56 $95 $56 $

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.

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