Bus Bilbao to Madrid and return

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Bilbao to Madrid Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$24.12
Fastest Bus4h 15m
Distance200.7 miles
Bus CompaniesALSA, FlixBus, Eurolines Suisse
  Bus Bilbao - Madrid    201 mi
Ø Bus connections12 x
Savings-42%

The cheapest bus routes from Bilbao to Madrid

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      2:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    9 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $24.12
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      4:00 PM
      8:45 PM
    5 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $24.12
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      6:00 PM
      10:15 PM
    18 Jan
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      10:00 PM
      2:45 AM
    24 Nov
    +1
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      12:00 PM
      4:45 PM
    5 Mar
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      8:00 AM
      1:05 PM
    11 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      10:00 PM
      2:45 AM
    8 Nov
    +1
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      8:00 AM
      1:05 PM
    30 Oct
    ALSAALSA
    from $28.19
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      7:00 AM
      11:30 AM
    7 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $29.42
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      6:25 AM
      9:05 PM
    29 Oct
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $30.12
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      1:00 AM
      5:45 AM
    2 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $31.26
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      10:00 AM
      2:40 PM
    16 Nov
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $35.96
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      10:00 AM
      3:00 PM
    16 Nov
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $35.96
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      6:25 AM
      9:05 PM
    28 Oct
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $41.29


  Train Bilbao - Madrid    201 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from Bilbao to Madrid

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      5:00 PM
      10:06 PM
    4 Nov
    RenfeRenfe
    from $16.80
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      5:00 PM
      10:06 PM
    4 Nov
    RenfeRenfe
    from $21.88
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      9:20 AM
      2:28 PM
    4 Nov
    OUI.sncfOUI.sncf
    from $55.49
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      9:42 AM
      3:57 PM
    4 Nov
    OUI.sncfOUI.sncf
    from $61.85


  Carpooling Bilbao - Madrid    201 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Bilbao to Madrid

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      7:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    17 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $16.75
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      3:30 PM
      7:50 PM
    25 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $17.86
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      3:30 PM
      7:40 PM
    29 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $18.98
  • Bilbao
    Madrid
      10:30 AM
      2:30 PM
    24 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $18.98


  Bus Madrid - Bilbao    201 mi
Ø Bus connections12 x
Savings-33%

The cheapest bus routes from Madrid to Bilbao

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      2:00 PM
      6:45 PM
    9 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $24.12
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      8:00 AM
      11:45 PM
    24 Oct
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $24.54
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      5:30 PM
      10:15 PM
    25 Jan
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      4:00 PM
      9:20 PM
    26 Oct
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      7:00 PM
      11:15 PM
    27 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      5:30 PM
      10:15 PM
    26 Dec
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      4:00 PM
      9:20 PM
    12 Nov
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      10:00 PM
      2:15 AM
    29 Nov
    +1
    ALSAALSA
    from $27.13
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      8:00 AM
      11:45 PM
    29 Oct
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $33.47
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      12:30 PM
      5:15 PM
    16 Nov
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $35.96
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      2:00 PM
      6:45 PM
    16 Nov
    Eurolines SuisseEurolines Suisse
    from $35.96
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      7:00 PM
      11:15 PM
    4 Apr
    ALSAALSA
    from $35.96
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      7:00 PM
      11:15 PM
    26 Dec
    ALSAALSA
    from $35.96
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      7:00 PM
      11:15 PM
    23 Oct
    ALSAALSA
    from $35.96


  Train Madrid - Bilbao    201 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from Madrid to Bilbao

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      8:00 AM
      1:04 PM
    4 Nov
    RenfeRenfe
    from $21.88
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      8:00 AM
      1:04 PM
    4 Nov
    RenfeRenfe
    from $21.88
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      8:00 AM
      1:04 PM
    4 Nov
    RenfeRenfe
    from $22.44
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      8:00 AM
      1:04 PM
    4 Nov
    RenfeRenfe
    from $22.44


  Carpooling Madrid - Bilbao    201 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Madrid to Bilbao

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      11:00 AM
      3:10 PM
    25 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $12.28
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      10:00 AM
      2:10 PM
    15 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $16.75
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      11:40 PM
      4:20 AM
    27 Oct
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $16.75
  • Madrid
    Bilbao
      7:00 AM
      11:10 AM
    31 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $16.75


Current ticket prices


Bus stops in Bilbao and Madrid

  Stations
Avd. de América , 28002 Madrid (Spain)
Calle de Méndez Álvaro 83, 28045 Madrid (Spain)

More on bus features and services

Taking the bus is not only affordable but it's also the greenest way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions. Bus operators have also taken giant steps to modernize their fleet. Most of the amenities you get when taking the train or flying, can also be found on board a bus.

Buses have become the way to travel in the 21st century. Unlike most other transportation modes, if you buy a Bilbao - Madrid bus ticket, there’s one bus company, offering complimentary wireless internet: FlixBus. That way you'll be able to instagram your route or get some work done if you're on business. When you’re taking a bus from Madrid to Bilbao, also check whether the bus of your choice is equipped with entertainment systems.

Keep in mind that it’s best tocompare offers: The on-board features of the different operators which serve routes from Bilbao to Madrid and return can differ. That's exactly what we're here for: to help you find the right bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Bilbao and Madrid: Useful Info

Bilbao
354,860
Madrid
3.26 Million
Taxi
$6.81
$4.46
Bilbao
Madrid
A cab ride in Bilbao is 35% more expensive than in Madrid.
Local buses
$1.59
$1.67
Bilbao
Madrid
A bus fare in Bilbao is 5% cheaper than in Madrid.
Beer
$3.35
$3.35
Bilbao
Madrid
A large beer in Bilbao is 0% more expensive than in Madrid.
Water
$0.93
$0.78
Bilbao
Madrid
A bottle of water in Bilbao is 17% more expensive than in Madrid.
Meal
$16.52
$11.39
Bilbao
Madrid
A meal in Bilbao is 32% more expensive than in Madrid.
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