Madrid to Bilbao by train
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Travelling from Madrid to Bilbao by train
Fast trains from Madrid to Bilbao take around 5 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 323 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Bilbao.
1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Bilbao?
Direct trains from Madrid to Bilbao have been found.
We usually find around 2 direct trains on the route from Madrid to Bilbao every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found at least one departure.
2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Bilbao?
The Madrid to Bilbao train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Madrid to Bilbao train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bilbao is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 08:00 and the last train is around 16:05.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Madrid to Bilbao train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Bilbao are $17.18.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $53 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $69. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Madrid to Bilbao train tickets?
Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Bilbao by train.
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Which train companies operate between Madrid and Bilbao?
Alvia is the train company that operates on the route from Madrid to Bilbao.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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