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Madrid to Bilbao Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration4h 56m
Bus arrives inBilbao
Buses depart fromMadrid
Coach Ticket Price 28.91 €
Distance323 km
Bus Companies
  • Alsa
  • Renfe

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao: Journey Details

Buses in Spain are an affordable way to travel between cities. A number of bus companies offer domestic and international routes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao are operated by Spanish provider, ALSA with up to 14 departures a day. The first bus leaves in the early hours of the morning, while the last departure at around 8:30 p.m. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao require a journey time of approximately 4 hours.

Return buses from Bilbao to Madrid are also available.



Local Time 08:59
Population 354,800
Region Basque Country
Languages Spanish

How expensive is Bilbao?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Bilbao costs 1.8% less than in Madrid.


Prices in Bilbao are on average 1.7% lower than in Madrid.

Public Transport

Public transport in Bilbao costs around 12% less than in Madrid.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Bilbao is about 0.1% more expensive than in Madrid.

Taking the Bus from Madrid

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao leave from the Intercambiador de Transporte Bus Station, located on Avenida de America, which has good local transport links by bus and metro to the rest of the city and the suburbs. Madrid's efficient and extensive transport network is supplemented by regular night bus routes. Taxis are also available at the bus station.

Getting into Madrid by Bus

Bilbao is a bustling port and the capital of Vizcaya in the Basque Region of Northern Spain, and is situated on the tidal Nervión River. Bilbao enjoys a mild climate, more temperate than much of Spain and has become increasingly popular, with visitors enjoying the art and architecture of the modernist Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. Other attractions are the Basque Museum and La Ria Maritime Museum. The Old Town, or Casco Viejo, of Bilbao has seven streets full of interesting shops and cafes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao arrive at the TermiBus Station, which is linked by tram to central Bilbao. Bilbao has plenty of public transport options, including a Metro line, frequent Bilbobus City buses, one EuskoTran tram line, and the BizkaiBus service which covers surrounding regions and coastal towns. Bilbao has a weekend night bus service, while taxis are also available at the station.

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