Bus from Madrid to Bilbao

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Coach Madrid Bilbao: Facts about the bus route

Cheapest Bus£8.46
Fastest Bus4h 30m
Earliest Coach07:00
Latest Coach17:30
Daily Bus Connections1 Ø
Distance322.8 km
Coach CompaniesALSA, FlixBus, Eurolines Suisse
If you're trying to book a ticket for a coach from Madrid to Bilbao, CheckMyBus can help!
Find the exact times the bus departs from Madrid and arrives in Bilbao over the next few days and plan your trip in confidence. With us, you can receive information about available bus stops and travel times as well as amenities offered by the different companies, such as WiFi and air conditioning. With our search engine, you can find hus tickets from companies offering this route, such as ALSA, FlixBus or Eurolines Suisse. Looking to save money? Then you can compare prices between all companies with coaches travelling from Madrid to Bilbao and get the cheapest bus tickets.
We’ll show you what you need to know about long-distance coaches in Madrid to help get you started as well as in Bilbao for a smooth arrival. Planning on further travel? We’ll also show you options for onward travel from Bilbao. There isn't a direct connection? Then check out our suggestions for alternative destinations from Madrid. Need to catch a flight? When you arrive in Bilbao, you can use our search engine to find transfers to nearby airports.

The cheapest coach connections from Madrid to Bilbao

Today
from £30.40
Tomorrow
from £30.40
26/10
from £16.08
27/10
from £16.08
28/10
from £16.08
29/10
from £30.40

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

  • ALSA
    07:00
    Madrid
    Duration 5h 0m
    12:00
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from£8.46
  • ALSA
    16:00
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 45m
    20:45
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from£8.46
  • ALSA
    15:00
    Madrid
    Duration 5h 15m
    20:15
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from£11.64
  • ALSA
    17:30
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 30m
    22:00
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from£11.64

The cheapest carpooling offers from Madrid to Bilbao

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

  • BlaBlaCar
    20:00
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 20m
    00:20
    Bilbao
    from£13.54
  • BlaBlaCar
    22:20
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 0m
    02:20
    Bilbao
    from£13.54
  • BlaBlaCar
    17:00
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 20m
    21:20
    Bilbao
    from£14.39
  • BlaBlaCar
    22:20
    Madrid
    Duration 3h 50m
    02:10
    Bilbao
    from£14.39

What are the cheapest buses from Madrid to Bilbao you would typically find?

Bus timetables may change. Below, you'll find coach companies that usually provide the bus route Madrid to Bilbao but are currently out of service.
  • FlixBus
    15:30
    Madrid
    Duration 6h 25m
    21:55
    Bilbao
    from£25.38
    Temporarily not available: last found 02/07/2021
  • Eurolines Suisse
    11:00
    Madrid
    Duration 4h 45m
    15:45
    Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
    from£27.36
    Temporarily not available: last found 10/08/2021

Bus Madrid Bilbao: Further information

Customise your search results to fit your travel needs.
In the search bar, we have already set Madrid as your place of departure and Bilbao as your destination. All you need to do is pick the date you’d like to travel on in the calendar to update your search. As a recommendation, we set a default travel date a few days in advance. Typically, people book their trips 3 to 7 days before they travel.
Are you planning on a return trip? If you already know when you’ll be coming back from Bilbao to Madrid, then all you need to do is select your chosen date to factor this in your results.
If you’d like to book for other people who are travelling with you, then enter in how many passengers will join you before starting your search.
Once you get your results, you can compare all available options for the Madrid Bilbao bus route and consider multiple factors before booking your journey. The cheapest coach tickets are provided by ALSA at £8.46, whereas the quickest connection takes 4h 30m. Whether you’d prefer the cheapest ticket, quickest trip or the bus with the most amenities, our search engine can help you find the best deal for your trip!
Prioritise your search results by sorting them by price, departure and arrival time. You can also filter your results by bus stop and by company to focus on the most relevant results for your travel needs.
While searching for a bus from Madrid to Bilbao, you can also compare other available modes of transport, such as trains, flights and carpooling.
We hope you have a nice bus trip from Madrid to Bilbao!

All bus stops in Madrid and Bilbao

Stations
Bilbao - Abaro Estrata
Abaro Estrata 4, 48013  Bilbao  (Spain)
Bilbao - Basurto
Bilbao  (Spain)
Bilbao - Castrejana
Puente del Diablo , 48013  Bilbao  (Spain)
Bilbao - Deusto
Bilbao  (Spain)
Bilbao - Plaza Venezuela
Buenos Aires Kalea 2, 48001  Bilbao  (Spain)
Bilbao - Sarriko
Bilbao  (Spain)
Bilbao Busstation (Hotel Carlton)
Plaza de Don Federico Moyúa , 48009  Bilbao  (Spain)
Bilbao central bus station (Termibus)
Calle Guturbay 1, 48013  Bilbao  (Spain)

Bus Madrid Bilbao: FAQ about the bus route

How much does it cost to travel by coach from Madrid to Bilbao?

This depends on a variety of factors, such as the day and travel time. The cheapest trip for the route is available from £8.46 and takes 5h 0m. Compare offers and save money!

When comparing buses from Madrid to Bilbao, how much can I save?

This bus route is offered by 3 bus companies with a range of ticket prices from £8.46 to £45.97. Thus, we reccomend you book your journey as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Bilbao.

On average, how many connections are available for the bus route from Madrid to Bilbao each day?

Every day, the Madrid Bilbao bus route is offered by approximately 1 connection. With our search engine, you can find and compare bus times to find your ideal trip.

How long does the Madrid Bilbao bus route take?

The fastest coach from Madrid to Bilbao takes 4h 30m and is offered by ALSA. Bus tickets for this route cost £11.64. However, bear in mind that the bus trip may take longer when there is traffic.

Is there a direct coach from Madrid to Bilbao?

If you’re looking for a direct connection for the Madrid Bilbao bus route, we currently compare 14 direct bus connections with the following companies: ALSA

When does the first bus from Madrid depart for Bilbao?

The earliest bus from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 07:00. Keep in mind that departure times may vary on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the precise times for your planned travel date.

When does the last bus from Madrid depart for Bilbao?

The latest bus from Madrid to Bilbao starts at 17:30. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which coach companies offer connections for the Madrid Bilbao bus route?

When travelling from Madrid to Bilbao can travel with ALSA, FlixBus and Eurolines Suisse. With our search engine, you can compare all available bus deals from multiple companies. Find the trip that works best for you!

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

Different bus companies have different policies about what you're allowed to take with you. In most cases, you can bring a suitcase and hand luggage on the Madrid Bilbao bus route for free. With our search engine, you can find a bus trip that is best suited to your travel needs.

What equipment does the coach from Madrid to Bilbao have?

The equipment on board varies depending on the company. However, many long-distance coches offer WiFi so you can keep in touch with your friends and share your exact location during the trip. To make travelling even more enjoyable, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. You can use our search function to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Madrid to Bilbao on your planned travel date.

Compare Madrid and Bilbao

Madrid
3.26 Million
Bilbao
354,860
£3.39
£5.17
Madrid
Bilbao
A taxi journey in Madrid is 35% cheaper than in Bilbao.
£1.27
£1.20
Madrid
Bilbao
A bus fare in Madrid is 6% more expensive than in Bilbao.
£2.54
£2.54
Madrid
Bilbao
A pint of beer in Madrid is 0% more expensive than in Bilbao.
£0.59
£0.71
Madrid
Bilbao
A bottle of water in Madrid is 17% cheaper than in Bilbao.
£8.63
£12.53
Madrid
Bilbao
A meal in Madrid is 32% cheaper than in Bilbao.

Bus routes from Madrid and Bilbao

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