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Journey details

Best price 32.75 $
Journey duration 5 h 52 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 18:00
Last departure 15:20
Distance 323 km

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Bilbao to Madrid?

The cheapest train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid cost 17.63 $. On average, you can expect to spend around 68.51 $ for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Bilbao to Madrid.

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Trains from Bilbao to Madrid

How long does the journey from Bilbao to Madrid take by train?

The journey from Bilbao to Madrid covers a distance of 323. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 6 h 3 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 5 h 6 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.

What time are the departures from Bilbao to Madrid?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Bilbao to Madrid leaving at 10:20. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 15:20.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Bilbao to Madrid route?

You will be able to leave Bilbao by using stations such as Bilbao-Abando, BILBAO-ABANDO INDALECIO PRIETO, Estación de Abando Indalecio Prieto and Bilbao Train Station. These connect you to stations including Madrid Chamartín, MADRID-CHAMARTIN, MADRID-PUERTA DE ATOCHA, MADRID-PRÍNCIPE PIO, Estación de Madrid-Chamartín, Madrid Chamartín railway station and Madrid-Atocha in Madrid. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Bilbao or in Madrid, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from Bilbao to Madrid?

The route from Bilbao to Madrid is served by providers including Renfe and . From this list of transport providers, there are up to 5 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bilbao 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bilbao to Madrid, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 1 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 1 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.