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Route overview
Avg. journey time5h 41m
Trains per day2
Fare range€15.00 - €117.00
Distance323km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at06:30
Last train departs at17:00
Fastest journey
Fastest route5h 06m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationBilbao
Destination StationMadrid

Bilbao to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bilbao to Madrid for Saturday 15th Dec 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
15:20
20:33
Bilbao
Madrid
5h 13m
1 change
17:00
22:06
Bilbao
Madrid
5h 06m
Direct
06:30
13:10
Bilbao
Madrid
6h 40m
1 change
09:20
14:28
Bilbao
Madrid
5h 08m
Direct
09:42
16:00
Bilbao
Madrid
6h 18m
1 change

Renfe and Alvia trains from Bilbao to Madrid

You can travel from Bilbao to Madrid on Renfe and Alvia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.
Renfe train

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Renfe Alvia Train

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h on international lines and 200 km/h on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Bilbao to Madrid train prices

Train tickets from Bilbao to Madrid start at €15.05 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Bilbao to Madrid start at €23.18 when you book at least 28 days in advance.** Tickets usually go on sale 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.

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€23.18
14 days
in advance
€30.26
Avg. single price
On the day
€36.19
Avg. single price

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

The average journey time between Bilbao and Madrid is 5 hours and 41 minutes and the fastest journey time is 5 hours and 6 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 5 trains per day travelling from Bilbao to Madrid. 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 Bilbao to Madrid?

The first train from Bilbao to Madrid departs at 06:30. The last train from Bilbao to Madrid departs at 17:00. 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 Bilbao and Madrid?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Bilbao. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bilbao to Madrid.
**Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bilbao to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 15/12/2018. 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 24/09/2018 for travel on 25/09/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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