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Madrid to Bilbao bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$23.58
Shortest Duration15h 20m
Trips per day2
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Madrid to Bilbao were $43.39.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Bilbao is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Bilbao?

The distance between Madrid and Bilbao is approximately 200.71 miles, or 322.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 16 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 20 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 Madrid to Bilbao?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Madrid to Bilbao by bus is usually on Friday. 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.

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Bilbao?

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Madrid to Bilbao, with an average of 2.326 trips per day and 25 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Madrid to Bilbao. 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.

1 carriers offer Madrid to Bilbao bus trips


Book FlixBus from Madrid to Bilbao from $23.58. There are 2.325581 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Madrid to Bilbao and you can expect on average to pay $50.72 for a FlixBus ticket to Bilbao. In Madrid, FlixBus departs to Bilbao from Central Bus Station, In Bilbao, FlixBus arrives at Calle Gurtubay, 1,

An average trip on FlixBus from Madrid to Bilbao takes 16 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Bilbao in 15 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $54.43 for a weekend trip to Bilbao.

Avg. Time
16h 46m
Avg. Price
Buses to Bilbao depart from one main station in Madrid:
  • Central Bus Station
Buses from Madrid arrive in Bilbao at one main station:
  • Calle Gurtubay, 1

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