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Journey details

Best price 17 $
Journey duration 5 h 38 min
Connections per day 11
First departure: 07:30
Last departure: 16:05
Distance 323km

Virail finds for you the best train offers from Madrid to Bilbao

With Virail you can find the best train connection from Madrid to Bilbao , you just need to enter the date of your trip and we will find the best solution for you! On our platform you can also choose between a round-trip ticket or a one-way ticket and you can filter your results by price and departure. Once you chose the best ticket for your trip we will redirect you automatically to the provider’s website where you will be able to book and pay your ticket. Virail is a metasearch platform with customers from more than 30 countries. 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 serve the route from Madrid to Bilbao?

Virail cooperates with more than 200 partners in Europe and in the rest of the world, among which also Renfe and Ave serving the train route Madrid - Bilbao.

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.

How much are the low cost train tickets from Madrid to Bilbao?

By booking in advance, you can find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Bilbao from 15,05 $. However, train tickets for this route cost on average around 203,28 $.

Ticket price Madrid - Bilbao every day

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Trains from Madrid to Bilbao


Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.

When travelling on such short distances, you can take into account also busses and carpooling options: with some luck you will find very cheap options, even if you book on short notice.

Which stations are served by the trains travelling from Madrid to Bilbao?

The trains to Bilbao will leave from Madrid Chamartin, Madrid Puerta de Atocha, Miranda De Ebro, Madrid Chamartín or Madrid Atocha and will arrive at BILBAO-ABANDO INDALECIO PRIETO, Miranda De Ebro or Bilbao-Abando.

How many train connections are there from Madrid to Bilbao every day?

What time do the trains to Bilbao leave and how long is the journey?

The average duration of the journey is 8 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest connections take you to Bilbao in 5 hours and 11 minutes. The first train leaves from Madrid at 07:09, while the last one leaves at 16:09.

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