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Bilbao to Madrid bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$30.14
Shortest Duration14h 40m
Trips per day2
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Bilbao to Madrid

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Bilbao to Madrid is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Bilbao to Madrid were $52.11. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average $56.17 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Bilbao to Madrid?

The distance between Bilbao and Madrid is approximately 200.71 miles, or 322.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 17 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 40 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Bilbao to Madrid?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Bilbao to Madrid by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

FlixBus from Bilbao to Madrid has the most daily schedules

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Bilbao to Madrid, with an average of 2 trips per day and 25 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Bilbao to Madrid. Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

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Book FlixBus from Bilbao to Madrid from $30.14. There are 2 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Bilbao to Madrid and you can expect on average to pay $66.16 for a FlixBus ticket to Madrid. In Bilbao, FlixBus departs to Madrid from Calle Gurtubay, 1, In Madrid, FlixBus arrives at Central Bus Station and one other station.

An average trip on FlixBus from Bilbao to Madrid takes 17 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Madrid in 14 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $64.63 for a weekend trip to Madrid.

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Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Bilbao. Most bus trips to Madrid will depart from:
  • Calle Gurtubay, 1
Bus trips arrive in Madrid at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Madrid for trips arriving from Bilbao:
  • Central Bus Station
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4