Bus from Madrid to Bilbao

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What are the cheapest bus tickets for the Madrid Bilbao bus route? Which bus is the quickest? Compare every bus company that serves the bus route from Madrid to Bilbao. Get all bus schedules with a single click!

Facts about the Madrid Bilbao bus route

Cheapest Bus$27.76
Fastest Bus2h 30m
Earliest Bus9:00 AM
Latest Bus4:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes4 Ø
Distance200.7 miles
Bus CompaniesALSA, Eurolines Suisse
Are you searching for a bus from Madrid to Bilbao?
You've come to the right place! With CheckMyBus, you can compare all available offers for the Madrid Bilbao bus route. In our search engine, you receive info about departure times, the exact bus stops, travel durations as well as the the best ticket prices. We’ll help you compare bus companies offering this route, including ALSA. Want to know if the bus offers air conditioning, WiFi or electrical sockets? We’ll show you which equipment different companies have.
You can see cheap buses to Bilbao from Madrid over the next few days on this page. We also show you more info about the bus stops in Madrid and Bilbao so you’ll know where to go. If you’re continuing your journey beyond Bilbao, you can find options for onward trips and alternative destinations from Madrid, as well as popular airport shuttles from Bilbao.

The cheapest bus routes from Madrid to Bilbao

Today
from $39.05
Tomorrow
from $27.76
04/25
from $39.05
04/26
from $39.05
04/27
04/28
from $39.05

No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets.

  • ALSA
    10:30 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 45m
    1:15 PM
    Bilbao
    from$27.76
  • ALSA
    9:00 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 3h 0m
    12:00 PM
    Bilbao
    from$27.76
  • ALSA
    9:15 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 45m
    12:00 PM
    Bilbao
    from$27.76
  • ALSA
    10:45 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 30m
    1:15 PM
    Bilbao
    from$27.76
  • ALSA
    1:00 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 45m
    3:45 PM
    Bilbao
    from$27.76
  • ALSA
    1:15 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 30m
    3:45 PM
    Bilbao
    from$27.76
  • ALSA
    4:00 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 45m
    6:45 PM
    Bilbao
    from$27.76
  • ALSA
    10:00 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 45m
    2:45 PM
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from$39.05
  • ALSA
    2:00 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 45m
    6:45 PM
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from$39.05
  • ALSA
    4:00 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 45m
    8:45 PM
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from$39.05
  • Eurolines Suisse
    10:00 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 45m
    2:45 PM
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from$39.05
  • ALSA
    3:00 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 10m
    7:10 PM
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from$52.42

The cheapest train connections from Madrid to Bilbao

No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets.

  • Renfe
    4:05 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 5h 11m
    9:16 PM
    Bilbao
    from$25.29
  • Renfe
    4:05 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 26m
    6:31 PM
    Bilbao
    from$38.54
  • Renfe
    6:30 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 8h 52m
    3:22 PM
    Bilbao
    from$43.36
  • Renfe
    7:30 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 7h 52m
    3:22 PM
    Bilbao
    from$48.18

The cheapest carpooling offers from Madrid to Bilbao

No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides.

  • BlaBlaCar
    7:00 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 3h 10m
    10:10 PM
    Bilbao
    from$14.45
  • BlaBlaCar
    2:20 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 40m
    5:00 PM
    Bilbao
    from$15.66
  • BlaBlaCar
    8:00 AM
    Madrid
    Duration 2h 40m
    10:40 AM
    Bilbao
    from$20.47
  • BlaBlaCar
    2:10 PM
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 10m
    6:20 PM
    Bilbao
    from$22.28

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Bus Madrid Bilbao: Further Information

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Are you planning on returning to Madrid? You can select the date for your return trip as well for the Bilbao Madrid bus route.
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After getting all the results, you can compare all bus tickets for the Madrid Bilbao bus route. Then, you can consider several factors. ALSA offers the cheapest tickets at $27.76, while the fastest connection takes 2h 30m. In the end, you can decide if you'd prefer the cheapest ticket, the quickest journey or the bus with the most amenities. Regardless of what you're searching for, we can help you find the best deal for your travel needs!
Optimize your search results based on your travel needs. You can sort by by price, departure and arrival time and filter bus stops and companies for the most relevant results.
You can also compare other modes of transportation departing from Madrid and arriving in Bilbao. In our search results, you can also compare available trains, carpooling and flights.
We hope you enjoy your bus trip from Madrid to Bilbao!

Bus stops in Madrid and Bilbao

Stations
Abaro Estrata 4, 48013 Bilbao (Spain)
Bilbao (Spain)
Puente del Diablo , 48013 Bilbao (Spain)
Bilbao (Spain)
Buenos Aires Kalea 2, 48001 Bilbao (Spain)
Bilbao (Spain)
Plaza de Don Federico Moyúa , 48009 Bilbao (Spain)
Calle Guturbay 1, 48013 Bilbao (Spain)

Bus Madrid to Bilbao: FAQs about the route

How much does a bus ticket from Madrid to Bilbao cost?

Among other factors, this depends on the day and time of travel. The cheapest bus ticket for this route starts from $27.76 and takes 3h 0m to get to Bilbao. Save money by comparing bus tickets!

How much can I save after comparing tickets for the Madrid to Bilbao bus route?

This route is connected by 1 bus company with ticket prices ranging from $27.76 to $56.75. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as early as you can to ensure you get the cheapest bus deal to Bilbao.

How many daily bus routes are available from Madrid to Bilbao on average?

Each day, the bus route from Madrid to Bilbao is offered by about 4 connections. You can compare bus times to find the perfect trip with our search engine.

How long does the Madrid Bilbao bus route take?

ALSA offers the quickest bus from Madrid to Bilbao, which can take 2h 30m. Tickets for this connection cost $27.76. However, keep in mind that the bus route can take longer when there is traffic.

Is there a direct bus route from Madrid to Bilbao?

For the Madrid Bilbao bus route, our search engine currently compares 4 direct bus connections with the following companies: ALSA

When does the first trip depart for the Madrid Bilbao bus route?

The earliest bus to Bilbao departs from Madrid at 9:00 AM. However, bus schedules may vary on weekends and holidays. To find exactly when the bus is running on your planned travel date, check our search engine.

When does the last trip depart for the Madrid Bilbao bus route?

The latest bus trip from Madrid to Bilbao departs at 4:00 PM. Please keep in mind that departure times may vary on weekends and holidays. You can use our search engine to find the available times on your planned travel date.

Which companies are running for the Madrid Bilbao bus route?

When taking the Madrid Bilbao bus route, passengers can choose between companies, such as ALSA. By using our search engine, you can compare all available bus trips to find one that works for you.

What can I bring with me on the bus from Madrid to Bilbao?

Different bus companies have varying restrictions about what is and isn't allowed on board. Typically, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you for the Madrid Bilbao bus route for free. Find a bus that best serves your travel needs by using our search engine for your preferred travel date.

What equipment is available on the bus from Madrid to Bilbao?

What equipment is on board differs from company to company. Generally, many intercity buses provide WiFi to let you keep your friends up to date about your location during the trip. Air conditioning systems provide ventilation to maximize comfort while travelling. With our search engine, you can find precise information about the equipment of the bus from Madrid to Bilbao on your preferred travel date.

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A cab ride in Madrid is 35% cheaper than in Bilbao.
$1.81
$1.71
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A bus fare in Madrid is 6% more expensive than in Bilbao.
$3.61
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$0.84
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A bottle of water in Madrid is 16% cheaper than in Bilbao.
$12.28
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A meal in Madrid is 32% cheaper than in Bilbao.

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