Trains from
Madrid to Bilbao

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Trains to Bilbao

Tue 20 Jun

5h 04mDirect
5h 52m1 change
5h 11mDirect

Journey details

Train times

Avg. journey time5h 22m
First train dept08:00
Last train dept16:05

Train info

Fastest route5h 04m
Trains per day2
Fare range€38-€118**


Origin StationMadrid
Destination StationBilbao
View return journey, Bilbao to Madrid

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Madrid to Bilbao?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Madrid to Bilbao is €38.25. To buy train tickets from Madrid to Bilbao for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to Bilbao by train?

The average journey time between Madrid and Bilbao is 5 hours and 22 minutes and the fastest journey time is 5 hours and 4 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 3 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Bilbao. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Madrid to Bilbao?

The first train from Madrid to Bilbao departs at 08:00. The last train from Madrid to Bilbao departs at 16:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Madrid and Bilbao?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Bilbao without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Madrid to Bilbao. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Bilbao for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/06/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 28/04/2017 for travel on 31/05/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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