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Do you know the best way to get from Madrid to Bilbao? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

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

When you're traveling from Madrid to Bilbao, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 48.84. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 20.86, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Journey Details

Best price $ 20.86
Journey duration 6 h 1 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 16:05
Last departure 16:05
Distance 200.7 mi

Ticket price Madrid - Bilbao every day

In 2 days
In 3 days
In 4 days
In 5 days
In 6 days
$ 56
$ 60.93
$ 64.44
$ 38.67
$ 55.07
$ 49.21
$ 193.41
$ 98.41
$ 53.89
$ 53.89
$ 39.83
$ 83.18
$ 21.68
$ 19.92
$ 23.43
$ 33.69
$ 23.43
$ 21.68
Duration: 5 h 11 min
Madrid Chamartín railway station - Bilbao Train Station
16:05 - 21:16
$ 60.93
Duration: 7 h 52 min
Madrid - Atocha - Bilbao Train Station
07:30 - 15:22
$ 103.11

How long will it take me to travel from Madrid to Bilbao by train?

The journey between Madrid and Bilbao by train usually takes 6 h 2 min to cover a distance of 200.7 mi. The shortest journey from Madrid to Bilbao will take you 5 h 11 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Bilbao quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do the first and last departures from Madrid to Bilbao leave?

The first daily departure from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 18:05, while the last journey of the day sets out at 16:05. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Madrid and Bilbao. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Madrid to Bilbao route?

In Madrid, departure stations include MADRID-CHAMARTIN, Madrid Chamartín, MADRID-PUERTA DE ATOCHA, Madrid Chamartín railway station and Madrid - Atocha. When you arrive in Bilbao, you may be able to disembark at stations such as BILBAO-ABANDO INDALECIO PRIETO, Bilbao-Abando, Bilbao estación central de trenes and Bilbao Train Station. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do departures from Madrid leave for Bilbao?

The exact number of journeys from Madrid to Bilbao can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 2 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Renfe and . On particularly busy days, there can be up to 3 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Madrid to Bilbao. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Madrid to Bilbao varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Madrid Chamartín
Madrid Chamartín railway station
Madrid - Atocha

Destination stations

Bilbao estación central de trenes
Bilbao Train Station